GM Walking Grants: Medium Grant Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the GM Walking Medium Grants.

Funded by Greater Manchester Moving (with money from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership), medium grants between £1,000 and £5,000 have been awarded to the following organisations to support activities that encourage people who are usually less active to start or increase the amount they walk regularly:

Organisation

Area

Target Group

Activity to be Funded

Angels of Hope for Women

Gorton, Manchester

BAME Women

Hold monthly workshops, talks and/or walks in the parks and local community for BAME women in Manchester. 

Back on Track

Manchester

Disadvantaged groups (including those with experience of mental health problems)

Deliver 3 6 week projects, encouraging disadvantaged groups (including people who have experience mental health problems and who are not in employment) in Manchester to walk more. 

Blackrod Sports and Community Centre

Bolton 

School children, older people, families, those with long term health conditions

Deliver 4 small walking projects which will encourage residents of Blackrod, Bolton to walk more. Projects include walking for primary school children, older people and families. 

Bolton Lads and Girls Club

Bolton 

Young people 

Inspire inactive young people in Bolton to walk more through a series of health and wellbeing sessions.  

Brandlesholme Residents Association

Bury

Those not in work

Be making environmental changes and improvements around in Brandlesholme to encourage residents to walk between areas. 

Canal and River Trust

Manchester 

Young People, veterans including people with long term health conditions and those not in work.

To promote walking/active lifestyles to young people and veterans in Miles Platting and Newton Heath areas of Manchester, through a programme of increasingly physical volunteering activities.

Collaborative Women UK CIC

Trafford

Women who have experienced domestic violence

Community walking project to promote healthy activity for women who are victims/survivors of domestic abuse in Trafford. 

Friends of Victoria Park Stretford

Trafford

People with long term health conditions and disabilities

Encouraging adults with long term illness and or disability to increase their walking activity in Trafford via a weekly walking group and new marked routes in Victoria Park, Stretford. 

Jigsaw (Bury)

Bury

Young disabled people

Deliver walking activities for Jigsaw members who are young disabled people aged 13+ resident in the Bury area.  

Link4Life

Rochdale

People with long term health conditions

Community-led walks throughout 4 townships of Rochdale Borough (Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, Littleborough), for adults with long term health conditions. 

Mahdlo (Oldham Youth Zone)

Oldham

Young People

To increase the number of Oldham young people participating in, enjoying and leading walking activities. 

Ramsbottom Access Volunteers Group

Bury

Local community, young people

To make improvements to ‘The Rake’ public footpath in Ramsbottom to enable to path to be used safely by those that live in the area - particularly school children and their parents 

Starling

Oldham and Tameside

Neordiverse young people

To provide sensory walks for neurodiverse young people (age 13-25) and their parents/carers in Oldham and Tameside. 

Start in Salford

Salford

People with mental ill health

To host guided walking tours of over 60 parks and open spaces in Salford to increase walking activity for people living with mental ill health.

The Ability Co-Operative

Salford

People with learning disabilities and physical disabilities

To hold a series of walking sport sessions to increase activity for adults with learning disabilities and co-existing physical disabilities in Salford. 

The Conservation Volunteers

Trafford

People with learning disabilities

Empower two educational organisations to support people with learning disabilities to walk regularly in the Trafford area. 

We look forward to activities commencing once the Coronavirus pandemic has passed.

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