Forever Manchester, the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester have again been appointed by Comic Relief to manage and distribute its large grant scheme to community groups and projects across Greater Manchester.
Grants of up to £10,000 are available for Community Groups, Resident Associations, Community Centres, Social Enterprises/ Community Interest Companies and Credit Unions.
The activities or projects Comic Relief will fund include:
• Community sport activities
• Furniture Projects
• Projects providing access to benefits advice
• Projects combating fuel poverty
• Community consultation exercises
• Community Employment projects
• Food Co-ops Running costs; including salaries, core costs and project costs
• Committee and volunteer/ staff training
The fund does not award money to individuals; statutory organisations, including schools; trips abroad; buses, mini buses or other community transport schemes (not including transport costs forming part of a project); building costs, including access adaptations to buildings; and organisations who are in receipt of a grant directly from Comic Relief.
Applications need to be completed online and can be found by clicking this link: http://applications.communityfoundations.org.uk/Entry.aspx?DeliveryAgent....
Online you will also find further guidelines and Part A of the application form. Once Part A has been completed Forever Manchester will receive an email to alert them that you are applying for a grant. You will then receive information on what to do next.
‘Part B’ of your application should be submitted by Tuesday 25 October 2011 otherwise it cannot go to panel. Part B includes documents such as bank account details, quotes, your constitution and management committee.
For further information, contact 0161 214 0940, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.