Two new funds for charities and community groups in Manchester are currently seeking applications. Details of the funds and how to apply are below.
Lloyds Community Fund
Do you know a good cause worthy of receiving extra funding? Well Lloyds Bank are inviting the public to nominate local good causes and invite them to apply for the Bank’s Community Fund.
Around 1,400 good causes in 350 communities across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands are set to benefit from the Community Fund this year with the Lloyd’s offering grants of up to £3,000, to support projects and services that make a positive difference to local communities.
Over 2.3 million votes were cast for last year’s Community Fund with 380,000 people benefitting from an award.Nominations can be made online at www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund.
Once nominated, each group will be invited to directly apply to Community Fund online.
Nominations will close on 30 April 2014, with applications remaining open until 9 May 2014.
People’s Health Trust
The People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in Greater Manchester – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.
Using money raised by HealthForm through The Health Lottery, the Trust is looking to invest in projects that support people living in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Manchester, Stockport, Trafford and Salford.
To qualify you must be a not-for-profit group with an income of less than £350,000 a year, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. The projects should take place within a small area for a small group of people, such as 20 or 30 streets or a couple of villages.
Applying is an online process with a step by step guide and the closing date for applications is 1pm on 14 May 2014.
To find out more about Active Communities, or to apply visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk.