Last updated 27 May 2020
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.
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.