FM Awards Cash 4 Growth

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About the Fund


FM Awards is about changing the future of funding, so forget about your generic funding applications. With Cash 4 Growth we want to support young, or smaller established groups, to grow activity in their local communities.


Awards of between £251 and £1,000 are available.


Who can apply?


These awards are only for small, Greater Manchester based, locally led organisations who are either less than 5 years old and/or who have an annual income of less than £25,000.


 

Please Do…

·         Tell us the good stuff only

·         Use positive language

·         Tell us from your heart and show us your passion

·         Tell us how you connect with your local community and beyond

·         Tell us about where you want to be in the future

·         Pick an individual that inspires you

·         Send us pictures of your group in action
(pdf or Jpeg formats) 

·         Back up your application with quotes  from people you support or connect with 

 

Please Do Not…

·         Do not quote government, regional or local statistics and information

·         Do not tell us about the following:

o   Disadvantage

o   Deprivation

o   Underprivileged

o   The need

·         Do not tell us anything negative unless you can back it up with a positive outcome or ending 

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


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


Start Your Application Below
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. 

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