Aims/priorities: The Stalybridge Community Grant Fund is provided and administered by Tameside Council. It Is part of the Greater Manchester Town of Culture Programme, which aims to celebrate the distinctiveness of one town each year selected from the ten districts of Greater Manchester. This fund aims to support community groups to deliver activities and events as part of the Stalybridge Town of Culture bid. Funding will enable groups to deliver cultural activities that build events and activities already planned in Stalybridge while also providing additional opportunities for residents, businesses, and visitors to get involved.
Funding can be used for projects and activities in Stalybridge that align with the following themes with the Town of Culture bid:
- Slow Food – events and activities linked to for instance community orchards, doorstep growing, allotments, recipes, food waste.
- Slow Making – events and activities linked to knitting, embroidery and other crafts.
- Slow Art – events and activities linked to storytelling, artist-led creations, music, exhibitions, conversations, performance, dance, writing and literature.
- Slow down – events and activities linked to the town’s heritage, its surrounding landscape and town centre such as talks, trails, walking and cycling.
Funding can be used to cover costs such as:
- Speakers’ fees.
- Arts and crafts.
- Running workshops.
- Developing a play or film.
- Other reasonable costs for holding an activity or event.
Activities and events must take place in Stalybridge in 2022.
The following are not eligible for funding:
- Volunteer expenses.
- Food and refreshments.
Who can apply? Organisations based in Tameside that engage with local people beyond their existing membership frameworks can apply.
Applicants must provide:
- Details of a bank account in their organisation’s name with at least two unrelated signatories.
- Insurance details (if applicable).
- Their safeguarding policy (if applicable).
Partnerships and joint applications are encouraged.
Grant amount: Grants of up to £500 are available.
Application process: The deadline for applications is 1 October 2022, however, the fund may close sooner if all funding is fully exhausted. Guidance notes and an application form are available from the Tameside Council website. Completed applications should be submitted by email.
Deadline: The deadline for applications is 1 October 2022, however, the fund may close sooner if all funding is fully exhausted.
Contact information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: www.tameside.gov.uk