Funding: Community Grants Available via BigLottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has teamed up with MEN Group/Trinity Mirror to offer an exciting opportunity for projects that bring your community together to tackle local problems and make their areas a better place to live.

Under a unique strand of our existing Awards for All programme, we're giving out up to £130k to local groups right across the Greater Manc hester area. Following a review from our panel a selected number of fundable projects will be put forward to a public vote to decide who will get an award.

We're keen to support projects that:

  • Help talented people make their ideas a reality
  • Allow people to develop and use their skills more
  • Enable people and groups to work together better

This programme is for you if................

  • You need between £300 and £10,000 to help improve your local community and the lives of people most in need
  • You are a voluntary or community organisation, school, parish or town council, or a health body
  • You have a UK based bank /building society account in the name of your organisation that requires at least two people to sign cheques/make a withdrawal
  • Your project will not start before you have found out the result of your application
  • You can complete your project within one year
  • You can explain the need for your project and the changes that will happen because of it
  • Your projects main activities will take place in the Greater Manchester region (Manchester, Salford, Oldham, Rochdale, Bolton, Trafford, Bury, Wigan, Stockport or Tameside)
  • You have not been in receipt of an Awards for All grant within the last 12 months

For more details and to download an application form visit www.peoplepoweredchange.org.uk or telephone 0845 4 10 20 30

The closing date for applications is 2pm on 6th May 2011