Brother UK’s Fund will welcome applications from grassroots community groups across Tameside. The fund’s current priority is to encourage and support grassroots community activity.

Annual income of groups applying should be less than £150,000.

Awards of up to £2,000 are available.

About the Fund

Brother UK is a subsidiary of Brother Group – the global electronics and manufacturing company. They provide sales, marketing, technical support, warehousing and distribution from their base in Tameside.

The Brother UK Fund has been established to enhance and support Brother UK’s “At Your Side” policy, corporate responsibility statement and social engagement strategy to deliver benefit and impact in Tameside communities where 60-70% of their staff live.

Geographical Area

Applications will be accepted from grassroots community groups based and delivering activities in Tameside.

Who can apply?

The Brother UK Fund’s current priority is to encourage and support grassroots community activity. This means small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage active participation from volunteers and have minimal cash reserves and limited access to funding support.

The Brother UK Fund will welcome applications from groups across Tameside. Applications are accepted for all types of project and activity, we just want to hear what you want to do and how it supports your community.

We do like to see applications from groups who support the themes of enterprise, the arts and life skills and if the fund is oversubscribed we may prioritise groups working in these areas. For further information on whether your project falls under these themes please contact a member of the communities team.

Annual income of groups applying to the Fund should be less than £150,000.

Please note the Fund doesn’t support applications from sports groups and clubs at this point in time.

How much can you apply for?

The maximum award request that will be considered is £2,000

Is there anything we can’t apply for?

Unfortunately, there are a few things that can’t be funded, such as activities that have already taken place or been paid for, contributions to major appeals, activities promoting political or religious beliefs and activity which should be provided by statutory services. If you’re not sure if we could consider you application for funding, please contact a member of the Forever Manchester Communities Team and we’ll be happy to help, 0161 214 0940 or email



About Brother UK

Started in 1908 by two entrepreneurial brothers in Nagoya, Japan, Brother is now a global provider of specialist solutions – at present operating 17 production sites and over 50 sales sites in 44 countries across the world.

Located in Greater Manchester since 1968, Brother UK supplies and supports a complete range of technology products and services across the business and consumer markets. We are dedicated to helping people work smarter and more efficiently. We create solutions that inspire people to achieve more.

From our versatile range of printers, scanners, and label printers, to our web conferencing and other business solutions that help you personalise your technology to suit your business needs, Brother is always striving to offer customers even more.

And over the course of the last 50 years, we’ve consistently led the way with new innovations: the world’s first high speed dot matrix printer in 1971, the world’s thinnest self-contained mobile printer in 2004, and more recently – the first desktop scanner with built-in wireless connectivity.