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First 1,000 Days of a Child's Life in North Manchester

19 Oct 2020 - 09:33 by michelle.foster

The Our Manchester Programme Management Team are pleased to announce that the First 1000 Days Fund with grant allocations specifically for North Manchester is now open for applications. 

Funding is available for projects that aim to improve the health and wellbeing of children in North Manchester in their first 1,000 days of life (from conception to the age of two), as it is crucial to their long-term health and wellbeing.

Objectives
To support women, fathers and families:

  • To increase, in a sustainable way, their support networks in their communities, and their use of voluntary and statutory sector support services
  • To increase, in a sustainable way, the number and/or quality of friendships, relationships and connections with their communities

Through:

  1. Supporting women to build a positive and high-quality relationship with their child or children in pregnancy and early childhood (from conception to the age of two)
  2. Supporting women to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing when they are pregnant
  3. Promoting healthy relationships with mothers, fathers, family, friends and others in the community

This can be done through a range of activities and opportunities that aim to give parents and children the best start in life by developing emotional bonding and positive attachment, as well as healthy environments and relationships with families and friends.

The total amount of available funding is £250,000 and is based on grants for projects specifically within north Manchester wards as follows:
Ardwick and Beswick, Charlestown, Cheetham, Clayton and Openshaw, Crumpsall, Harpurhey, Miles Platting and Newton Heath, and Moston

The amounts are over one year from March 2021 to March 2022. Funding will be awarded over one year, however projects can continue beyond this date.

  • One grant of £100,000 for a project working with mothers, fathers and families living in north Manchester
  • Three grants of £50,000 for projects working with mothers, fathers and families living in north Manchester

The Programme Management Team will also be holding 2 virtual workshops on:

  • Tuesday 27 October, 2pm-3pm
  • Thursday 5 November 10.30am-11.30am.

Please note these sessions are for any general questions or queries you may have and not to work through any applications. If you would like to attend one of these sessions email: omfunds@manchester.gov.uk

Applications can be submitted using Smart Survey here: https://surveys.manchester.gov.uk/s/NF1000days/

For any questions you may have about the fund, contact the OMVCS Programme Team on 0786 600 1456 or email: omfunds@manchester.gov.uk

Deadline: 16 November 2020, 10am

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