Cheshire Datasystems Limited (CDL) is a leading
insurance software house based in Stockport. As part of their commitment to
corporate social responsibility they work with Forever Manchester to deliver
support to grassroots community groups.
At this time The CDL Fund is particularly keen to receive applications from groups who are using technology to adapt their activities or change how they support their community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The CDL Fund is open to organisations based and
delivering activity in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.
The Fund aims to support the activities of local community
or voluntary groups and projects that contribute positively to the quality of
life, wellbeing and improved health of people and communities which address any
or all of the priorities listed below:
and young people
Who can apply?
The CDL Fund aims to encourage and support
grassroots community organisations. 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.
The fund is currently supporting applications from all
community and voluntary groups who have a turnover of up to a limit of
How much can you apply for?
The maximum award request that will be considered is £1,000.
What can you apply for?
At this time, The CDL Fund is particularly keen to
receive applications from groups who are using technology to adapt their
activities or change how they support their community during the Covid-19
pandemic and just need a little bit of funding to make this happen.
Local groups understand how they can best work in their
communities, so we don’t want to limit the type of request you can make. You
just need to let us know what you want to do and how you are using technology
to support your community and adapt your activities.
All activity must be Covid-19 safe and undertaken in line
with current government guidance.
Is there anything you 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 your application for
funding, please contact a member of the Forever Manchester Communities Team,
and we’ll be happy to help.
For help and guidance on your groups supporting documents
and to see what we require to be submitted alongside your application, please
refer to our guidance which you can find here: For Supporting Information
Deadline for Applications
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and as
such there is no deadline, however, please note that the Fund may close at
short notice if oversubscribed.
How long will a decision take?
Once submitted, it may take up to three months to hear an
outcome for your application. Please do not plan to start any activity until
after you hear if your application has been successful.
If you have any questions or have trouble filling this in,
please contact us at email@example.com or phone
0161 214 0940.
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Once you've submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email containing the information you submitted on your application.
For help and guidance on your groups supporting documents and to see what is required to be submitted alongside your application, please refer to our For Supporting Information.