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Community Safety Funding grants programme – apply by 6 August 2018, 12noon

3 Jul 2018 - 12:53 by michelle.foster

Manchester’s Community Safety Partnership has funding available from the Mayor’s Office to deliver the Police and Crime Plan.  The funding is available to support Community, voluntary and faith groups to fund activities to help support their local communities to feel safer, become more connected and to help create stronger communities that are working together to respond effectively and appropriately to maintain the safety of residents.

Manchester’s Community Safety Partnership know that local community, voluntary and faith groups are delivering excellent work and want to award funding to these groups to deliver either new projects or ongoing project activities that can illustrate the positive impact this work is having for the benefit of Manchester residents.

This funding is a one-off pilot programme, with an understanding this this funding may not be repeated. However, information created from funded activities help to create future funding decisions.

Manchester’s Community Safety partnership have commissioned Macc to administrate this grants programme. Macc has worked with the Community Safety Partnership on other grants funding programmes but as this is a new programme with different criteria. If you have questions about this funding, please contact Anna at Macc on 0161 834 9823 or at anna@macc.org.uk for more information.

Funding available
There is £50,000 total funding budget available.

This funding will be awarded in medium sized grants of up to £5000 available per group or organisation to deliver projects/ activities between October 2018 and April 2019 (a total 6 months project duration).

Funded projects will be required to complete post project evaluation within a month of the conclusion of the funded project.

Applications will be accepted from groups and organisations working together in partnership to deliver joint project activities.

To be eligible to apply
The funding programme is open to Community, Voluntary and Faith sector groups and organisations, which meet all the following criteria:

  • Have a governing document or constitution
  • Have a safeguarding policy
  • Have a current insurance liability policy to cover their funded events
  • Have a bank account in the name of your group/ organization with at least two signatories
  • Have a set of financial accounts, or an income and expenditure sheet
  • Have a health and safety policy and/or procedure
  • Can show evidence (e.g. minutes) of Board / Management Committee meetings in line with your constitution
  • Have a list of Board / Management Committee members including their roles
  • The group or organisation works in an area within the city of Manchester and for benefit to people living in the city of Manchester
  • The funded project  activities are planned to be held in an area in the city of Manchester for the benefit of Manchester Residents
  • Agrees to complete and return the Grant Monitoring Form

You have to provide the following documents with your completed application form:

  • Your governing document or constitution
  • Your safeguarding policy
  • A current insurance liability policy to cover the funded events
  • A set of financial accounts, or an income and expenditure sheet
  • A list of Board / Management Committee members including their roles and addresses

Funding programme objectives:

  • To feel safer,
  • Become more connected and / or
  • To help create stronger communities that are working together to respond effectively and appropriately to maintain the safety of residents

Please be aware that your application must include details one of more of the above objectives to be considered for funding

How to apply

  • The deadline for applications is Monday 6 August 2018 at 12noon
  • If successful applicants will be notified by Monday 3 September 2018
  • Applications should be emailed to communitysafety@manchester.gov.uk or post to Community Safety Team, PO Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA

Support event
Macc and the Community Safety Team will be hosting a workshop during the application process to answer any questions or queries about the funding that applicants may have. This event will be held at Friends Meeting House on 12 July 2018 (from 2pm-4pm). This event is for any groups or projects that are interested in applying to this funding programme.

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