Greater Manchester Combined Authority Culture and Social Impact Fund

The new Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Culture and Social Impact Fund will provide funding to properly constituted, not for profit, voluntary organisations, who are committed to providing excellent cultural experiences or work that has significant social impact across the ten boroughs in Greater Manchester.Greater Manchester Combined Authority

The scheme builds on the success of the previous AGMA-run Section 48 grants fund, reflecting the priorities of the Greater Manchester Strategy, which is due to be released in Autumn 2017.

The criteria for the scheme is shaped around four main objectives. Applicants of the funding must meet at least two of these priorities;
• Contribute to the recognition of Greater Manchester locally, nationally and internationally to attract new investment, new visitors and new talent to Greater Manchester;
• Make a positive contribution to improving skills and employability of residents in Greater Manchester, including support for the creative education, expression and ambition of young people across Greater Manchester;
• Play a strong role in developing strong and inclusive communities and an improved quality of life for residents, particularly those residents at risk of disengagement or social isolation.
• Be able to evidence how the project will make a positive contribution to improving residents’ health and well-being.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority Culture and Social Impact Fund will provide funding to properly constituted, not for profit, voluntary organisations providing services across Greater Manchester. Greater Manchester is defined as the ten Local Authorities of: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.
The grant programme will operate over a period of two years, from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.

Organisations are invited to apply for up to two years of funding which will be subject to annual review.

For further information and to apply, visit: www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/news/article/201/new_gmca_culture_and_social_impact_fund, or email: marie-claire.daly@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk

Deadline: Friday 3 November 2017