the7stars Foundation

Aims/priorities: the7stars foundation has been set up to support challenged and vulnerable young people in the UK.  The grant funding is intended to support young people challenged by abuse and addiction, those who are young carers, and those who find themselves without a safe home.

Funding is intended to cover the costs of projects which:

VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2021-22

Aims/priorities: The aim of the Fund is to promote equality and reduce health inequalities by building the evidence base about good practice, sharing lessons and widening the adoption of interventions with a proven track record. Each funding round focusses on a different theme. Previous rounds have focused on social prescribing, children’s and young people’s mental health and starting well.

The current round focuses on paediatric respiratory infections.

Funding is intended to:

Peter Cruddas Foundation

Aims/priorities: The Foundation aims to benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales, through funding charitable organisation that help them towards pathways into education, training and employment. 

Funding is available for the following priority areas:

Greater Manchester Answer Cancer Fund

Aims/priorities: The funding is intended to support local VCSE (voluntary, community and social enterprise) organisations to raise awareness of cancer screening and possible symptoms and causes of cancer. 

The funding is for events that help increase the awareness of cancer screening as well as boosting the numbers of people signing up as “Answer Cancer Champions” by running local level awareness-raising and recruitment events.

The focus is on three types of cancer:

GM Mental Wellbeing grants

Aims/priorities: GMCVO have launched the second year of a grants programme to support people from communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester, that may struggle to achieve high levels of mental wellbeing.

Following the success of year 1, a second year of the GM Mental Wellbeing grants programme has been agreed which will build on the lessons learned and successful projects delivered.

The communities identified are:

The Longleigh Foundation

Aims/priorities: At Longleigh, they are running a programme that seeks to support social housing residents to improve their economic, emotional and physical health and wellbeing. This has presented an opportunity for suitable organisations to apply for funding to deliver the physical health and wellbeing part of the programme.  

The Prince's Countryside Fund

Aims/priorities: The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) exists to support thriving rural communities with farming at their heart. The Fund is supported by the People's Postcode Lottery and the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. The funding is intended to support innovative projects across the UK that will provide a lasting legacy to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit. 

The funding is for projects that address either of the following programmes: