Forever Manchester has always believed that connected
communities make stronger, happier communities and love any activity that
brings people together. That’s why, every summer and Christmas for the last few
years, we’ve awarded funds so that people can host events in their communities.
Last Christmas we saw an array of incredibly inventive ideas
which enabled people to celebrate together even when apart. This year, we know some
of you may be able to come together in person again whilst others will enjoy
putting on Christmas trails, walks and digital events that brought the Christmas
spirit to your community last year. However you want to connect and celebrate, Forever
Manchester are offering 100 awards of £100 to help.
Who can apply?
Applicants must be from a community organisation with their
own bank account, or know a community organisation willing to accept an award
on your behalf. Funds cannot be paid into personal bank accounts.
How much can you apply for?
Forever Manchester is offering 100 awards of £100.
What can you apply for?
That is up to you! We’re just here to provide that bit extra
of help you might need to make it happen, but here’s a few ideas that we know
communities have enjoyed in the past:
- Community Christmas trails for people to follow, e.g. houses could dress windows for each day of advent or people could make snowmen to put in their windows for people to find – you could create a map and post it through everyone’s doors!
- Traditional Christmas parties with Santa and a festive lunch.
- Online bingo or quizzes with themed questions and prizes.
- Virtual Christmas Afternoon Tea – create packages of tea bags/cakes/snacks to leave on doorsteps and enjoy together online.
Deadline for Applications
We will close for applications at midday on Friday 19th
November 2021. Any applications received after this time will not be
If we receive more eligible applications than there are
awards available, decisions will be made via a draw.
How long will the decision take?
Successful applicants will be informed by email by Friday
26th November and payments released the same day (please note they may take
several days to reach bank accounts).
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