Trafford Housing Trust

Mayor launches £900,000 Community Chest

08 February 2016

Photo of Interim Greater Manchester Mayor Tony Lloyd holding chequeCommunity groups and organisations across Manchester are invited to bid for funding that aims to build strong neighbourhoods boost volunteering and empower young people.

There are three funding pots available:

  • Commissioner’s Neighbourhood Fund (£200,000): Grants up to £1000 are available for projects aimed at reducing demand on policing services, building safer neighbourhoods, increasing neighbourliness and encouraging communities to help themselves and others.
  • Active Citizen’s Fund (£200,000): Grants up to £5,000 for projects that encourage citizens to become involved in local community projects and organisations and supports volunteers.
  • Youth Aspiration Fund (£500,000): Youth groups and organisations can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects aimed at empowering young people and developing their life skills.

More information about the three funding pots, including allocation criteria, and all the guidance needed about how to apply is on their website: 

The deadline for applications is 11am on Monday 29th February.



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