The Charity Service manages a range of charitable grant-making funds. Whilst we proactively search and select charities for many of these funds, we also operate some open access grant programmes. Details of grant programmes currently open for applications are provided below.
Greater Manchester Grants
Applications for grant funding are invited from registered charities, community groups and voluntary organisations working to assist individuals who are disadvantaged, sick, have a disability and / or living in poverty within Greater Manchester.
Our priorities are:
Grants are available to support activiity and project costs; capital costs; and/or organisational core costs. This includes unrestricted and multi-year grants up to a maximum of 3 years.
The maximum amount of grant for any one year is £3,000. Our average annual grant tends to be around £1,000.
The maximum amount of multi-year grant funding available, over a 3-year period, is £9,000 (i.e. £3,000 in each year, with funds paid out annually across the period, subject to satisfactory performance).
On average, 40% of completed grant applications are successful.
We normally focus our support on organisations that are working within one of our priority areas and:
We complete due diligence checks on all organisations prior to a grant application being considered by our Trustees. If the application is for a grant in excess of £1,000 or for multi-year funding, we may request a copy of an organisation’s strategy document, budget/cashflow forecast and impact report to complete our checks.
We encourage people to talk to us before applying for funding. You don’t need to know the final details of your application, just some basic information about your organisation (e.g. when you started, legal status, who the people are you want to support, where they live, what you want to do and how you think it will help). This also gives us a chance to get to know you and guide you through the application process. Please call Pete Yarwood on 07936 917679 or 0330 1330 780 or email [email protected] to arrange a convenient day/time.
Grant applications for up to £1,000 will be reviewed and assessed as quickly as we can. Applications for over £1,000 will go before our grants committee. Details of forthcoming grant application deadlines and the dates at which our grant committee will make decisions are provided below:
|Application Deadlines||Grant Committee Meeting Dates|
|4pm on Friday 24th November 2023||Friday 15th December 2023|
|4pm on Friday 9th February 2024||Friday 1st March 2024|
Funding from our Chronicle Cinderella Home Fund is available for individuals or organisations to support the costs of respite care and support (including but not limited to the provision of holidays) for the benefit of children and young people under the age of 25 who are sick, convalescent, have special educational needs or are disadvantaged for any other reason. The respite care and support should provide a positive experience for the young person and/or provide a beneficial short period of rest for the young person’s carers and family.
Grants are available to residents within Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire and North West Derbyshire.
The maximum amount of funding available for an Individual application is £1,000.
The maximum amount of funding for a Group application is £3,000 (although our average grant tends to be around £1,000).
Individual applications must be completed by a Sponsor such as a Social Worker, GP, Teacher or other professional person who knows the individual, the family and their circumstances well enough to complete the application form on their behalf.
We will normally only fund respite care and support where the family lacks the resources to pay for the respite care and support themselves, or where the local authority are unable to make such provision.
All applications must be approved prior to any activity taking place. Funding will not be approved or paid retrospectively.
We encourage people to talk to us before applying for funding. You don’t need to know the final details of your application, just some basic information (e.g. who you want to help, where they live and why they would benefit from some respite care and support). This gives us a chance to get to know you and guide you through the application process. Please call Pete Yarwood on 07936 917679 or 0330 1330 780 or email [email protected] to arrange a convenient day/time.
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