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:

Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) Welcome Programme - Regional VCSE Grant Scheme

**The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is running two events on 10 and 11 August to talk about the grant schemes in more detail. Register here**

Aims/priorities: The funding is intended to support British National (Overseas) status holders and their eligible family members with the opportunity to come to the UK to live, study and work, on a pathway to citizenship. 

The Welcome Programme aims to:

Food for Life Get Togethers – Small Grants

Aims/priorities: The Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. 

The Food for Life Get Togethers Small Grants scheme is provided with funding by the National Lottery Community Fund and administered by the Soil Association.

The funding is intended for gatherings and events that connect different age groups together and are representative of diverse communities.

GM Mental Wellbeing Grants

Aims/priorities: GMCVO are delivering a grants programme to support people from communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester, that may struggle to achieve higher levels of mental wellbeing. Following the success of year 1 of the programme, a second year has been agreed which will build on the lessons learned and successful projects from the first year. You can find a full list of grants awarded in year 1 here.

The communities we want to reach in year 2 are:

Ragdoll Foundation

Aims/priorities: The Ragdoll Foundation is a small foundation which is dedicated to supporting the creation, appreciation and awareness of imaginative and innovative content that reflects the world from a child’s point of view.

The Foundation's primary purpose is to make grants for charitable purposes that:

Safety of Women at Night Fund

Aims/priorities: Following the meeting of the Prime Minister’s Crime and Justice Taskforce (CJTF) on 15 March, the Government announced immediate steps to protect women and girls in public spaces, including the rollout of initiatives to improve the safety of women in public spaces at night, including in the night-time economy. This will be delivered through a new £5 million Safety of Women at Night Fund.

The main aims of the fund are to:

Sporting Equals

Aims/priorities: Sporting Equals are seeking organisations in Greater Manchester to help support a women and teenage girls project. They are putting together a project to help enable the least active girls aged 15-18 in Greater Manchester, particularly those from lower income and diverse backgrounds, to try new activities in their communities, to help them get active, and stay active, for life.