Glasgow Games: How FM is Helping a Year On…

July 24, 2015

Friday 24th July marks one year since the start of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games.

In a Games where 13-year-old Erraid Davies became a bronze medallist in the pool, Usain Bolt danced to The Proclaimers and large Tunnocks teacakes waved their arms in the opening ceremony, Glasgow didn’t disappoint.

A year on, thanks to funding from Spirit of 2012 in line with the Glasgow Games, the Fourteen programme is well underway in 14 communities of the United Kingdom, with Greater Manchester being one of them.

Forever Manchester has been given £200,000 by the scheme to distribute in the areas of Moston and Harpurhey in Manchester.

Fourteen is a £3.5m programme funded by Spirit of 2012, a charity set up by the Big Lottery Fund to connect events to communities across the country. Events such as Glasgow 2014 and London 2012 are remarkable in their ability to bring people together: inspiring pride through the power of participation.

The investment into Moston and Harpurhey is being delivered and managed by Forever Manchester. Together with Spirit of 2012, Forever Manchester is creating a legacy, which will improve wellbeing and happiness.

Fourteen is community led and each community will decide themselves how they want to increase participation in one or more of the following activities: social action and volunteering; grass roots sport and physical activity; culture activity and the arts; and youth leadership and personal development.

We have already begun receiving applications for Cash4Graft awards in the area, which are full of exciting ideas from the local community, which these funds are helping to bring to life.

Funding is now available to community groups in Moston and Harpurhey.

Awards of up to £1,000 are available in these areas from the Fourteen Programme in Harpurhey and Moston. The awards are aimed at organisations looking to run activities which will support the aim of ‘Social Action and Volunteering’. To apply online please click here. For further information contact our team on 0161 214 0940 or email

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