One GM Community Fund

Aims/priorities: Funding is available for community groups in Greater Manchester that focus on food poverty, homelessness, mental health and wellbeing.

The One GM Community Fund is a partnership between the Greater Manchester’s Mayor’s Charity and Forever Manchester, distributing money generously raised by the Greater Manchester community to support those most affected by the Covid crisis across the area.

Jigsaw Foundation

Aims/priorities: Through the Jigsaw Foundation, Jigsaw Group provides a community funding programme to support local projects run by charities, resident and community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and partner agencies in the North West and East Midlands.

The Jigsaw Foundation funding programme seeks to make a difference to the lives of Jigsaw Homes Group residents and their communities through projects in the following areas:

Asda Foundation - Bringing Communities Back Together

Aims/priorities: In light of easing of coronavirus restrictions, the new scheme Bringing Communities Back Together aims to support local groups by providing two tranches of funding (Phase 1 and Phase 2), aimed at supporting a celebration event or enabling activities and services to get back on track after the disruption of the pandemic.

There are three funding streams available:

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust - Force for Change Programme

Aims/priorities: The 2021 programme offers grants to registered charities and community interest companies with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities. The funding aims to support community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration, supporting post-COVID recovery in local Armed Forces communities. Eligible project must fit under one of two main themes:

Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme

Aims/priorities: The scheme is part of the Government's Action Against Hate - The UK Government’s Plan for Tackling Hate Crime. It will provide protective security measures to places of worship that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to a hate crime attack. In a bid to tackle the increasing number of hate crimes directed at religious buildings, the Government is making the funding available to places of worship so that they can purchase extra security equipment. The funding can cover the costs of up to three security measures from the following list:

Bike Library Grant - Active Travel Fund

Aims/priorities: A bike library is a simple concept. It’s a location where people can go to borrow a bike for free. Access to a bike is an issue in Greater Manchester (GM) with up to 75% of households not having one available. Therefore, even with the high-quality infrastructure being installed in many areas, if individuals do not have the ability to try it, maximum usage will not be achieved.

Box Power Charity

Aims/priorities: Based in Bolton, Box Power is a philanthropic not-for-profit energy brokerage, founded by Corin and Tricia Dalby in 2014.

As a Community Interest Company, Power Box is keen to make a difference to as many North West based charities as possible.

Who can apply? Registered charities in the North West

Grant amount: Grants of up to £20,000 are available.

Ernest Cook Trust - Outdoor Essentials Grant

Aims/priorities: The Ernest Cook Trust is an educational charity with a vision for ‘an environmentally engaged society’.

The COVID pandemic has demonstrated how important being outdoors is to the mental and physical wellbeing of everyone. It has also highlighted inequalities in people’s abilities to access the outdoors. Research commissioned by The Ernest Cook Trust has identified that transport costs are a key barrier for schools to access Outdoor Learning.