AutoTrader Community Fund

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About the Fund


Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK’s vehicle buying process and operates the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace.


Auto Trader’s primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the Marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster. The Marketplace brings together the largest and most engaged consumer audience. Autotrader.co.uk attracts around 43 million monthly cross-platform visits on its sites, with around 68% of visits coming through mobile devices, with the largest pool of vehicle sellers (listing more than 420,000 cars each day). In fact over 80% of all time spent on classified sites is spent on Auto Trader.


Auto Trader and Forever Manchester recognise that great things happen in and around Greater Manchester on a daily basis and we want to shout about it! The idea behind the Auto Trader Community Fund is to provide a positive, friendly and accessible approach to gaining much needed financial support for your group.


Fund criteria


The Auto Trader Community Fund welcomes applications from grassroots community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.


Who can apply?


The Auto Trader Community Fund aims to encourage and support grassroot community activity. This means small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage people to get involved as volunteers and who just need a bit of financial help to be able to work with their community in the way they’d like.


Annual income of groups applying to the Fund should be less than £50,000.


How much can you apply for?


The maximum award request that will be considered is £1,000  


Is there anything we can’t apply for?


Unfortunately, there are a few things that can’t be funded, such as activities that have already taken place or been paid for, contributions to major appeals, activities promoting political or religious beliefs and activity which should be provided by statutory services. If you’re not sure if we could consider you application for funding, please contact a member of the Forever Manchester Communities Team and we’ll be happy to help, 0161 214 0940 or email awards@forevermanchester.com


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Organisation Name and Address Details

Provide the name of your organisation as it appears on any governing documents.

This should be the address of the organisation. If the organisation doesn't have a independent location you can use the contact details of the primary contact.



The telephone number and email address should be one at which the organisation is easily contacted, especially during office hours. If the organisation doesn't have a independent location you can use the contact details of the primary contact.




Main Contact Person
These are the details that will be used for correspondence purposes.



The contact person should be someone who has a good knowledge of the application as this is the person we will contact if we have any queries.







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About Your Organisation

Approach answering this question as though you were talking to a friend about what you do.

    
What type of organisation are you?  (Please select as many as appropriate).

You do not need to be a registered charity or company limited by guarantee to apply, but we do need to know more about the “status” of your organisation. If you are a sub-group, committee of a larger group or a local branch of a national charity, we can only fund you if you can demonstrate that you operate independently. This usually means you have separate rules & regulations, an independent committee, a separate bank account and are responsible for generating your own income.










Staffing and Volunteers
How many of each of the following are involved in your group?





Volunteer Hours

About Your Project

Does your project have an overall project name, if so please enter it here.



Please provide the postcode where most of your beneficiaries reside, if there are multiple places please just pick one. If it is too difficult to distinguish please provide the postcode of your organisation.

We realise that you cannot give exact figures but please estimate as accurately as possible. This information is important and will be used to evaluate the project at the end of the grant period.


E.g. who has got involved and which other groups and services have you connected with?

Please explain what will change for whom? This is your opportunity to explain your expected outcomes. An outcome describes the benefits or changes that will happen as a result of your work i.e. the impact your work is having.


Why did they get involved and what do they get from coming to your group? Please provide us with a personal quote from the person you have chosen to write about (this can be anonymous).

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Project Budget

If you are asking us to fund some of your running costs, for instance, what is the total you need for running costs each year? If you are asking us to contribute towards an event, project or activity, what are the total costs?

The maximum amount you can apply for is £1,000.

Please enter a breakdown of costs. If not applicable please enter N/A.
Banking Details
Grants awarded are paid via BACS. Please enter your full bank details below.  If you do not have a bank account of your own, you will need to find an organisation to accept a BACS payment on your behalf.





Supporting Documents
   
Please click on the attachments link below to upload required documents to support this application. Whilst you can post documentation to us, it will speed up the processing of your application if you can attach them now.


Documents required:
  • Governing Document
  • Annual Accounts (if the organisation are less than 12 months old, please send 3 consecutive bank statements)
  • Safeguarding Policies (if applicable)
  • Management Committee Details


Documents sent by post should be addressed to: 
Forever Manchester, 2nd Floor, 8 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB
Declaration

If successful we agree to spend any award as outlined in our application form or specified within the award letter. Should we be unable to continue with the awarded project or there are any changes to the way in which we wish to spend the award, we will contact Forever Manchester first. 

We often use stories from applications in our publicity, if you don’t want us to do this, please let us know.

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