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Manchester grant money

Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd is inviting communities across the city to bid for some of £200,000. This is the second wave of community funding for 2016. It will see grants of up to £5,000 being given to projects that help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in their area.

Tony Lloyd said: “Local people have the ideas and passion needed to make a real difference in their communities, but they need support to bring their plans to life.

“We’ve seen the terrible impact of cuts to our public services which have been imposed by central government. With public and voluntary agencies feeling the bite, it’s local people that end up suffering. With these grants, we can help people to help themselves, and at the same time reduce demand on stretched public services.”

This second wave of funding builds on the success of the “community chest” launched earlier this year. In June, hundreds of projects across Greater Manchester received a share of £900,000. Examples of the 125 projects supported include:

Bolton volunteers received funding to provide advice and guidance to people passing through Bolton Magistrates’ Court.
A Bury pub watch group received funds to improve CCTV coverage in the area.
Oldham’s Home Instead Senior Care used their funding to make older people more aware of telephone, postal and internet scams.
Rochdale Mediation Services used the money towards a restorative justice service.
Stockport volunteers used funding to clean up a local area and tackle anti-social behaviour.
Tameside Street Pastors received funding to continue their support of local people out and about at night.

Closing date for applications is 4pm, Thursday September 22.


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