The Neighbourhood Health and Wellbeing Fund – Manchester Local Care Organisation (City Centre, Miles Platting, Moston and Newton Heath is NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS.
The deadline to apply was midday on Friday 20th October 2023.
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We are delighted to announce that the Neighbourhood Health and Wellbeing Fund – Manchester Local Care Organisation (City Centre, Miles Platting, Moston and Newton Heath) is now open for applications from VCSE organisations based in Manchester.
The Neighbourhood Health and Wellbeing Fund aims to make two awards of £13,800.
We will close for Expressions of Interest at midday on Friday 20th October 2023.
Expression of Interest
Please note this is a two stage application process. Further details can be found below.
The Neighbourhood Health and Wellbeing Fund welcomes applications from VCSE organisations based in Manchester, especially those based in the City Centre, Miles Platting, Moston and Newton Heath.
The Fund aims to make two awards of £13,800, one under each of the following themes:
- Men’s mental health – projects aimed at alleviating isolation and providing the tools to recognise and address mental health issues amongst men.
- Healthier lifestyles – projects aimed at increasing physical activity amongst those not usually active with a focus on sustainable changes to improve long-term health and reduce the risk of illness associated with inactivity (e.g. diabetes).
Activity must take place in and be benefiting residents from one or more of the following areas of Manchester: City Centre, Miles Platting, Moston and Newton Heath.
Projects and applicants should be embedded in the local area, to increase the chances of creating sustainable change and so that the learning from the projects stays locally and can influence future activity.
Who can apply?
The Neighbourhood Health and Wellbeing Fund aims to encourage and support VCSE organisations working in the areas that the Fund covers. Applicants must either be based within the named areas or be a Manchester based organisation which has experience of delivering relevant activity in those areas and can evidence good local networks.
Applicant organisations must have an annual income of less than £350,000 and have been established for at least 6 months (you will need to provide at least 6 months of financial records to demonstrate this).
How much can you apply for?
The maximum amount you can apply for is £13,800. The panel expects to make two awards, one for each theme, however this may change subject to the detail of requests made.
What can you apply for?
Local groups understand how they can best work in their communities, so we don’t want to limit the type of request you can make, as long as your project meets one of the two themes and is embedded in the local area. Projects can last for up to twelve months from the date of an award being made.
Is there anything you 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 your application for funding, please contact a member of the Forever Manchester Communities Team, email email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help.
For help and guidance on your groups’ supporting documents and to see what we require to be submitted alongside your application, please refer to our guidance which you can find here: https://forevermanchester.com/supporting-information/
Please note that this information forms part of the Fund guidance and should be read in full before you start the application form.
Deadline for Applications
We will close for Expressions of Interest at midday on Friday 20th October 2023. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
How long will a decision take?
Following this deadline, representatives of Manchester Local Care Organisation will shortlist up to 3 applications under each theme, who will then be invited to submit a full application.
You will be informed if you have been shortlisted by the 2nd November.
Shortlisted applicants will have until 20th November to submit a full application and we aim to let you know the outcome by mid-December. Please do not plan to start any activity until after you hear if your application has been successful.
Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide further information on our funding programmes. We encourage you to have a look if you would like to know a bit more about who can apply and what the application process involves.
If you have any questions or have trouble completing your application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0161 214 0940.
About Manchester Local Care Organisation
Manchester Local Care Organisation provides NHS community health and adult social care services in Manchester. Part NHS and part local authority, they work as one team across traditional organisational boundaries, and with local people and organisations, to improve health and wellbeing.
Date added: 6th October 2023
Last updated: 20th October 2023