Funding for Community Groups

Please find below details of available funding streams that were recently announced by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester.

Do you work with any groups who may benefit from these funds? 

Bury Third Sector Development agency have organised a briefing event for the funds.  The Commissioner’s staff have kindly agreed to attend to present the fund and answer any questions you or groups you work with may have.

This will be held on:

Thursday 18th February 10.00am – 11.00am/11.30am. Peel Room, Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall. If you are attending then please let B3SDA know asap: info@b3sda.org.uk

Summary of Funds

There are three funding pots available:

  • Commissioner’s Neighbourhood Fund (£200,000): Grants up to £1000 are available for projects aimed at reducing demand on policing services, building safer neighbourhoods, increasing neighbourliness and encouraging communities to help themselves and others.
  • Active Citizen’s Fund (£200,000): Grants up to £5,000 for projects that encourage citizens to become involved in local community projects and organisations and supports volunteers.
  • Youth Aspiration Fund (£500,000): Youth groups and organisations can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects aimed at empowering young people and developing their life skills.

More information about the three funding pots, including allocation criteria, and all the guidance needed about how to apply is at: www.gmpcc.org.uk/funding.

The deadline for applications is 11am on Monday 29th February.

Please pass this information on through your networks to any groups or organisations you think would be interested