Forever Manchester is offering awards of up to £500 to help community centres make the adaptations that they need to in order to welcome groups and people back into their spaces in a Covid-secure way.
Forever Manchester recognise that Community Centres and other multi-use indoor community spaces are often at the heart of their local community but are facing immense challenges to re-open safely.
The Community Centre Support Fund welcomes applications from locally managed community centres based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.
Who can apply?
The Community Centre Support Fund aims to support community managed grassroot community spaces. This means community-based and locally led community centres and other multi-use indoor community spaces, that encourage people to get involved as volunteers and which are used by multiple local community groups and organisations.
Whilst there is no annual income cap for applicants, if the fund is over-subscribed priority will be given to smaller organisations.
Centres run by statutory bodies and housing associations are not eligible to apply.
How much can you apply for?
The maximum award request that will be considered is £500.
What can you apply for?
The Fund aims to help community centres make the changes they need to in order to re-open in a Covid-secure way.
Whilst the requirements will differ depending upon how your centre is set-up, the type of thing Forever Manchester expect to fund might include:
Hand sanitising stations
Appropriate signage changes
Minor physical adaptations such as perspex screens
Improvements to hand-washing facilities
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
You will be informed of the outcome of your application by 11 September 2020.
Deadline: 21 August 2020, 12:00