Please read these guidelines carefully before beginning your application. As funds are limited only those applications most closely matching the fund criteria will be considered.
The Community Support Fund (Phase Two) will
accept applications from voluntary and community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of
Greater Manchester. We want to fund organisations who are supporting those
suffering from hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Funding for phase two is primarily coming from the
Department for Communities, Media and Sport (DCMS) via the National Emergencies
Trust. This means that there are slightly different criteria, so please read
these guidelines fully before applying. Additionally, at the end of the
application form, there are a number of clauses relating to any grants made
which you have to agree to before submitting your application. Please read them
carefully as these are legally enforceable clauses required by DCMS.
Who Can Apply?
To apply you need to be a charity or 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.
You must be applying for activity which is in line with your
organisation’s aims and objects as shown in your governing documents.
Applications which do not meet this criterion will be rejected.
The Fund is aimed at organisations supporting those
suffering hardship as result of Covid-19 and priority will be given to funding
organisations who are reaching the most vulnerable or at greatest risk of
negative social, health or economic impacts.
As such we would expect to be
receiving applications from organisations working in the following types of
Priority will be given to groups with an annual income of
less than £200,000.
Foodbanks and other emergency food/household
Financial and welfare advice
Domestic violence support
Mental health and counselling services
How much can you apply for?
You can apply for up to £5,000, but as we expect a lot of
applications and we will not be able to fund them all, we ask that you only
apply for what you know you need.
Any funds awarded must be spent in full by 31st
What can you apply for?
We are prioritising applications which are providing a
service in direct response to community hardship created by the Covid-19
pandemic. This could be for responding to ongoing emergency needs or for making
changes to how you work so that you can continue to help those affected by the
Covid-19 pandemic over the coming months.
For example, projects could include, but are not limited to:
- Support for vulnerable and
older people in their homes, providing food and medicines whilst this is
- Training for new volunteer
- Non-perishable food and
essential living and baby items for distribution to destitute individuals.
- Increased hours for part
time frontline workers to deliver increased services.
- Purchasing additional
equipment to respond to increased demand on services.
How long will a decision take?
We aim to assess your application and give you a decision
within four weeks, but please note we can only do this if you provide us with all
the supporting documents requested. Please follow the link for full information
on what we expect you to include.
here for further information.
We will close for applications at midday on Friday 21st August 2020. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.
If you have any questions or have trouble filling this in,
please contact us at email@example.com or phone 0161 214
PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING YOUR APPLICATION
We recommend that you save your application by clicking on the "Save my progress and resume later" box at the top of the page. You will be prompted to enter a valid email address and choose a password. You can then come back to it and resume it at a later date if you need to.
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After completing the form you will be given an opportunity at the end of the form to review your answers before submitting the application. You can also print a copy to retain for your records.
Once you've submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email containing the information you submitted on your application.