Aims/priorities: Forever Manchester is offering awards to help community centres make the adaptations that they need to in order to welcome groups and people back into their spaces in a Covid-secure way.
We recognise that Community Centres and other multi-use indoor community spaces are often at the heart of their local community but are facing immense challenges to re-open safely.
The Fund aims to help community centres make the changes they need to in order to re-open in a Covid-secure way.
For further information on what this may mean for you, please read the government guidelines
Whilst we know that requirements will differ depending upon how your centre is set-up, the type of thing we expect to fund might include:
- Hand sanitising stations
- Appropriate signage changes
- Minor physical adaptations such as perspex screens
- Improvements to hand-washing facilities
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Who can apply? The Community Centre Support Fund aims to support community managed grassroot community spaces. This means community-based and locally led community centres and other multi-use indoor community spaces, that encourage people to get involved as volunteers and which are used by multiple local community groups and organisations.
Centres run by statutory bodies and housing associations are not eligible to apply.
Grant amount: Up to £500
Application process: The online application form can be found on Forever Manchester's website.
Deadline: Friday 21 August 2020
Website address: https://forevermanchester.com/community-centre-support-fund/