There are a number of external funding organisations which provide useful information and advice about the different funding programmes currently available:
Able to help support community groups and tenants and residents associations to access funding.
Information about organisations who can provide support, advice and details of funding for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Greater Manchester.
Inviting applications from groups or organisations which support those who are rough sleeping to receive the funding. £105,000 worth of grants will be available to up to forty five community projects in the Greater Manchester area. The deadline for applications is 1 October and voting will commence in selected stores in November. Customers will cast their vote for their favourite project using a blue token given to them at the check-out each time they shop. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Greater Manchester ESF Community Grant is a £4.9 million programme to tackle unemployment. It was launched in April 2019 with backing from the European Social Fund. You can apply for funding if you're a third sector organisation with a turnover of less that £700,000 and 10 full time staff, run on a not for profit basis, including:
- constituted community and voluntary groups
- registered charities
- social enterprises
- companies limited by guarantee
- community interest companies (CIC's)
You cannot apply for the funding if you're in direct receipt of European Social Fund (ESF) funding or other ESF co-financing with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) or National Offender Management Service (NOMS). Organisations need to have been in operation for a minimum of 12 months.
The first round of funding opens on 12 June 2019.