The One GM Community Fund welcomes applications from
grassroots community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater
Manchester. The Fund will support projects working in one of the following thematic
- Families and individuals experiencing food
- Support for people experiencing or at risk of
- Community based mental health and well-being
Should the Fund be oversubscribed the first two themes will be prioritised.
Who can apply?
The One GM Community Fund aims to encourage and support
grassroots community organisations. 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.
Applicants must be based in one of the ten boroughs of
Greater Manchester and have an annual income of less than £25,000. Applicants meeting the theme ‘Support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness’ will be considered up to a maximum annual income of £75,000.
How much can you apply for?
The maximum award request that will be considered is £1,000.
What can you apply for?
Local groups understand how they can best work in their
communities, so we don’t want to limit the type of request you can make within
the three activity themes. You just need to let us know what you want to do and
what positive things your activity will provide for people in your community.
All activity must be covid-19 safe and undertaken in line
with current government guidance at the time it takes place.
Is there anything you 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 your application for
funding, please contact a member of the Forever Manchester Communities Team,
and we’ll be happy to help.
For help and guidance on your group’s supporting documents
and to see what we require to be submitted alongside your application, please
refer to our guidance which you can find here: For Supporting Information.
Deadline for Applications
The first round will close for applications at midday on Friday
22nd October 2021. Any applications received after this time will not be
How long will a decision take?
For this round of the One GM Community Fund, we aim to let
you know the outcome of your application in early December 2021. Please
do not plan to start any activity until after you hear if your application has
been successful. All awards must be spent within 12 months of receipt.
If you have any questions or have trouble filling this application
in, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
0161 214 0940.
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