Building and civil engineering company, Sir Robert McAlpine, has announced the launch of its Strong Foundations Grant in partnership with social enterprise Semble, to support grassroots initiatives around central Manchester and Salford. From 3 February to 1 March, organisations will be able to apply (via an online application form) for a share of a £30,000 fund as well as access to a volunteer workforce for projects that address local needs.
Currently working on three construction sites in the area, Riverside, Embankment and Gore Street, Sir Robert McAlpine has set up the grant in order to engage local residents, increase community cohesion and boost community wellbeing. The Strong Foundations Grant will be available for those that need funding or support for new ideas or existing projects, with an aim to drive positive change in the local community.
Those eligible to apply for the grant include:
- Informal and formal community groups
- Local charities and local branches of national charities
- Schools and educational organisations
- Not-for-profit organisations
- Social enterprises
Successful applications will be shortlisted and a judging panel of Sir Robert McAlpine and community representatives (including Manchester Councillors) will decide the winning projects, to be awarded up to £3,000 each.