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About the Fund
Bardsley Construction is a family-owned construction business based in Tameside. They focus on the construction of education facilities, medical centres, leisure and sporting facilities, industrial and retail premises as well as new homes.
Bardsley Construction 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 Bardsley Fund is to provide a positive, friendly and accessible approach to gaining much needed financial support for your group.
The Bardsley Fund welcomes applications from grassroots community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. Bardsley will enjoy seeing applications from family, generational and sports focused groups and projects.
Who can apply?
The Bardsley 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 £30,000.
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 email@example.com