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About the Fund
CarFinance 247 is the UK’s number one car finance broker, helping people looking to purchase a new vehicle to find the best finance deal for them. Using technologies, developed and built in-house, the company searches the market to find the six million customers who visit its site each year a deal that suits them, whatever the situation. It makes it quicker and easier for applicants to see their borrowing options and offers a first-class service with a single point of contact to ensure a hassle-free experience – that way its customers can focus on the fun bit of getting a new car.
Born and bred in Manchester, CarFinance 247 is a proud Mancunian business. It was founded in 2006, by brothers Reg and Louis Rix, and shares a similar vision to Forever Manchester with its goal of helping people to improve their everyday lives – whether those people be its staff, its customers, or its local community.
CarFinance 247 has launched its 247 People Fund to provide financial support for those groups or projects that positively improve the lives of people across Manchester. It believes that by bringing together the 247 People Fund with Forever Manchester’s expertise and the work of your group or project, that together we can all make a difference to people across Greater Manchester.
The 247 People Fund welcomes applications from grassroots community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.
Who can apply?
The 247 People 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 firstname.lastname@example.org