The Charity Service
Grant Application

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:

  • Preventing homelessness – Since there are too many people either living on the streets or in temporary accommodation, we will support activities and services that tackle homelessness.
  • Reducing social isolation – Since social isolation is known to have a negative impact on individual health and well-being, we will support activities and services across the life-course that enhance social connectedness.
  • Support for vulnerable families & children – Since families and children may find themselves in difficult, precarious and unsafe situations, we will support activities and services that address their immediate needs.

Grants are available to support activity 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.
  • 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).

Our average annual grant tends to be around £1,000.

We will normally focus our support on organisations that are working within one of our priority areas and:

  • are embedded within the local community;
  • encourage community participation;
  • involve volunteers;
  • have been registered or active for a period of at least 3 years;
  • have a track record of delivery; and,
  • have an annual expenditure of no more than £1m.

Due diligence checks will be completed on all organisations prior to an application for funding being considered by our Trustees. Please see our News page for details of our next Grant Committee meeting. 

For more information or to discuss making an application please contact Pete Yarwood on 07936 917679 or 0330 1330 780.

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