The Virgin Money Foundation supports community regeneration by backing people who can make big changes happen locally. Every three months, they are giving three local community organisations the chance to win £2,000 – with awards of £1,000 and £500 for the runners-up.
They are inviting applications from community organisations delivering Manchester based projects that;
are run by smaller local community organisations (annual running costs less than £500,000)
are delivered in parts of Manchester that need money the most
have strong local roots
benefit the wider community
Funds can be used to buy materials and equipment, make improvements to a community building or sports facility, clean up an area of wasteland or support an event. The money could also pay for staff to run an activity.
There is a voting unit in the Manchester Lounge and the awards will go to the community organisations with the most votes from Virgin Money customers and Lounge members.
To apply visit virginmoneyfoundation.org.uk and select the 'Heart of the Community Fund'.