Community Centre Support Fund
About the Fund
Forever Manchester recognises that Community Centres and
other multi-use indoor community spaces are often at the heart of their local community
but are facing immense challenges to re-open in a Covid-secure way.
We are offering awards of up to £500 to help community
centres make the adaptations that they need to in order to welcome groups and
people back into their spaces.
The Community Centre Support Fund welcomes applications from
locally managed community centres based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater
Who can apply?
The Community Centre Support Fund aims to support community
managed grassroot community spaces. This means community-based and locally led community
centres and other multi-use indoor community spaces, that encourage people to
get involved as volunteers and which are used by multiple local community
groups and organisations.
Whilst there is no annual income cap for applicants, if the
fund is over-subscribed priority will be given to smaller organisations.
Centres run by statutory bodies and housing associations are
not eligible to apply.
How much can you apply for?
The maximum award request that will be considered is £500.
What can we apply for?
The Fund aims to help community centres make the changes
they need to in order to re-open in a Covid-secure way. For further information
on what this may mean for you, please see the government guidelines.
Whilst we know that requirements will differ depending upon
how your centre is set-up, the type of thing we expect to fund might include:
Hand sanitising stations
Appropriate signage changes
Minor physical adaptations such as perspex
Improvements to hand-washing facilities
Is there anything we can’t apply for?
As funds are limited, we want to support those centres where
an award will make the biggest difference. Unfortunately, this means awards
can’t be used as a contribution to the costs of larger scale changes that you
may need to make. We also can’t fund changes that have already been made or
equipment that has already been purchased. If you’re not sure if we could
consider your application for funding, please email the Forever Manchester
Communities Team and we’ll be happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will close for applications at midday
on Friday 21st August 2020
. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.You will be informed of the outcome of your application by 11th September 2020.
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