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Wythenshawe Your Community You Decide – Grants available

17 Oct 2014 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council have a fantastic opportunity to invest cash back of £30,000 into the community of Wythenshawe.

Do you have a great idea or a project that needs funding?

You can bid for a grant between £500 - £3000.

To apply collect an application form from the following places and return by Tuesday 5 November 2014:
• Wythenshawe Police Station, Poundswick Lane, Manchester, M22 9PQ
• Benchill Community Centre, Benchill Road, Manchester, M22 8EJA
• Lifestyle Centre, Portway, Woodhouse Park, Manchester, M22 1QW

Who can/cannot apply for the funding?
Un-constituted (3 persons plus sponsor), constituted, community organisation, youth and school groups, not for profit organisations and sports groups can all apply for funding as long as they benefit the people/communities of Wythenshawe. All bids made must benefit within the M22/M23 postal code areas. Statutory agencies, private businesses, faith groups and individuals can not apply for funding.

What can/can’t be bid for?
Any bid’s made must benefit the people of Wythenshawe, all bids must be legal and self-sustainable. Bids must all be for projects that are going to be on going, and not just a one off event. You ca not put funding application in for maintenance of items, any illegal activity, anything political or exclusive and nothing that will be prejudicial.

How much can be bid for?
You can bid for a minimum of £500 and a maximum of £3,000.

Support with applying
Support will be provided for applicant’s who wish to apply on Thursday 23 October, between 6pm and 7.30pm at the Lifestyle Centre, Portway, Woodhouse Park, M22 1QW.

How will bidding process work on Saturday 22 November 2014?
On 22 November 2014, 1pm-4pm successful applicants will need to do a 3 minute pitch at the Participatory Budgeting event, in Lifestyle centre, Portway, Woodhouse Park. There must only be up to 3 people doing the pitch on stage and they should be mentioned on the application if possible. Once all pitches are complete, the members of the community who attend on the day will vote for the project they want to fund. The bidding party will have 3 allocated seats to ensure fairness of attendance.

For further information, contact Adnaan Ahmad, at: [email protected], or Tom Staples, at: [email protected]

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