Location: Stockport

Deadline: on-going

The latest round of the Cheshire Datasystems Limited (CDL) Fund, in partnership with Forever Manchester, is now open for applications from grassroots community groups in the borough of Stockport.

The CDL Fund welcomes applications from grassroots community groups based in the borough of Stockport. The Fund aims to support the activities of local community or voluntary groups and projects that contribute positively to the quality of life, wellbeing and improved health of people and communities which address any or all of the following priorities:

  • Digital inclusion
  • Older people
  • Children and young people
  • Stronger communities
  • Environment
  • Health and Wellbeing

Who can apply?

The CDL Fund aims to encourage and support grassroots community organisations. This means small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage people to get involved as volunteers and who just need a bit of financial help to be able to work with their community in the way they’d like.

Applicants must be based in the borough of Stockport and have an annual income of less than £150,000. Funding is primarily awarded to groups based in the borough of Stockport although applications from adjoining neighbourhoods in Denton and Hyde in Tameside and Wythenshawe, Didsbury, Withington and Fallowfield in Manchester will also be considered.

How much can you apply for?

The maximum award request that will be considered is £1,000.

What can be funded?

All activity must respond to the needs of your local community and to one or more of the priorities listed above. They must be Covid-19 safe and undertaken in line with current government guidance. 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.

To learn more about the terms and conditions, please visit Forever Manchester's website.

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 protected]

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and as such there is no deadline, however, please note that the Fund may close at short notice if oversubscribed.