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GreaterSport is looking for a GM-based partner to provide expertise and administration for a Community Investment Fund (CIF) to support the GM Walking City Region Ambition and wider GM Moving ambitions.
We are looking for an organisation to:
If you’re interested in working with us, please review the below brief and send us your proposal by 5pm on Friday 10 June 2022.
Overarching aim of the GM Walking Region Ambition
To make Greater Manchester the first ‘walking region’ in the UK through enabling the greatest number of people possible to routinely walk for pleasure, personal or environmental benefit and travel convenience.
Aims of the GM Walking CIF
To create a grant approach that will provide resource to support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to develop and deliver initiatives that:
Please see the following case stories for examples of projects previously funded by the CIF:
Potential CIF grant applicants should demonstrate how they would support one or more of the below objectives:
Potential CIF applicants should demonstrate how they would increase the health and wellbeing of communities by specifying how they would contribute to one or more of the below impacts:
Potential criteria for CIF applicants
A suggested schedule is provided below:
|May 2022||Advert released for organisations to submit proposal for administration|
|June 2022||Deadline for submission of proposals|
|July 2022||Appoint organisation to administer the fund and work with us to agree final application criteria for CIF applicants|
|Sept 2022||Community Investment Fund opens to applications|
|March 2023||All projects funded through the fund to have completed|
We would like potential grant applicants (and all successful grant recipients) to be linked into and be able to benefit from our existing suite of GM Walking resources.
We work closely with our evaluation team who will evaluate the CIF initiative on an ongoing basis to gauge the reach and range of investments made, and which approaches appear to be most effective in supporting viable investments.
The organisation administering the fund will be expected to share information and learning to feed into this evaluation.
We will provide support and guidance on the most appropriate means of evaluating the impact of investments made on support for walking, changes in attitudes and increased volumes of walking on an ongoing basis.
If you are interested in working with us on this, please provide a proposal (four pages maximum) covering the following to Carole Pollard (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm Friday 10 June 2022:
If you have any questions please contact Carole at email@example.com or on 07793 558965 (normal working hours Tuesday to Thursday each week).
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