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During these uncertain times, we know that grassroots community groups are responding to the impact of Covid-19 through kindness, coming together to help those most affected however they can. To support these local responses, Forever Manchester is offering awards of up to £5,000.


Fund Criteria

The Community Support Fund will accept applications from community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. We want to fund organisations who are supporting their communities however they can.


Who Can Apply?

To apply you need to be a constituted community group with your own bank account and relevant safeguarding policies in place. We expect you to be based in the area where you are offering help. Priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £200,000.


How much can you apply for?

You can apply for up to £5,000 but as we expect a lot of applications and we may not be able to fund them all, we ask that you only apply for what you know you need.


What can you apply for?

Local groups understand how they can best help their communities at this time, 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 it supports your community.


How long will a decision take?

We aim to assess your application and give you a decision within two weeks but please note we can only do this if you provide us with the supporting documents requested. Please see here For Supporting Information. for further information.


At present there is no deadline for applications, however if we receive a high volume of requests for support, we may have to close the fund at short notice.


If you have any questions or have trouble filling this in, please contact us at awards@forevermanchester.com or phone 0161 214 0940.



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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.





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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 £5,000.

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. Attaching all requested documents 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)
  • Recent bank statement with the group name and address visible
  • Management Committee Details
  • Safeguarding Policies- this will be required if your project is working with children or vulnerable adults. 
For help and guidance on your groups supporting documents, please refer to our For Supporting Information or email awards@forevermanchester.com if you have any queries.









Using your personal information
By completing this application form, you accept that Forever Manchester will have access to the personal data about you and other individuals named.

 

As a necessary part of the application process, Forever Manchester will collect personal data about you and other people connected with your organisation. The personal data we collect includes name, address, telephone number, email address and could also include date of birth and photographs. This information will be shared with UK Community Foundations and the National Emergency Trust who we are partnering with on the Community Support Fund.

 

We will use the information you give us during assessment and during the life of your award (if successful) to manage and monitor the award and check the money is being used appropriately. 

 

If you do not give us consent to use this data, we will not be able to process your application.

 

We hold and store your information in line with the Data Protection legislation currently in force. For more information explaining how we use your information, please see our privacy policy which can be found on our website by clicking here.


Publicity
Forever Manchester would like to follow up successful applicants and potentially feature them in publicity activities.  This could include featuring the work of your organisation on our website or social media channels. 

 

Please tick the box to confirm that if your application is successful, you are happy for Forever Manchester to use information about your group or project for publicity purposes. If you would prefer not to feature in any publicity, don’t worry, not ticking this will not affect the outcome of your award application.

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.