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Step Forward Fund

29 Nov 2023 - 13:19 by michelle.foster

Step Up MCR has teamed up with MCRactive to make £8,000 available for your big ideas. If you have a brilliant idea for a community project in Ancoats and Beswick or Clayton and Openshaw, the Step Forward Fund could be your step in the a blue bag with a yellow ribbon around the top and white pound sign on the frontright direction. Applications are open to anyone, whether you’re taking your first steps or next steps towards getting your project going.

Better yet, the fund is putting the power in the hands of the community to vote on which causes receive local funds, giving neighbours a say on projects they’d like to see in their area.

Join Step Up MCR on 20 December for the Step Forward event and Community Christmas at The Hallé. As well as community pitching and voting, the event will be joined by the Hallé's wonderful choirs singing your festive favourites. Come along for a meet and greet with Santa, free mince pies and mulled wine, crafts, and more.

Funding available

  • Apply for £2,000 for projects that boost health and wellbeing in Ancoats and Beswick or Clayton and Openshaw


  • Apply for £2,000 for projects that get people moving more in Ancoats and Beswick

You should only apply if you or a member of your team are available to pitch at the Step Forward event on 20 December. To find out more about the Step Forward Fund and to apply, click here

For more information and support email: [email protected]

Deadline: 10 December 2023

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