Between November 2019 and June 2020 GMCVO will be giving out a total of £225,000 in grants to VCSE organisations to get Greater Manchester Walking.
The grants are funded by Greater Manchester Moving who have received funding from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to support as many people as possible to walk regularly.
From November 2019 small grants from £50 to £1,000 will be available for voluntary and community groups and social enterprises to get more people in Greater Manchester walking.
In January we will also be launching medium grants of £1,000 to £5,000 as well as partnership grants of up to £15,000 by early Feb. Groups can apply for more than one grant.
All ideas are welcome but we are particularly looking for applications that encourage people who are usually less active to start or increase their weekly walking.
Although plans for traditional walking groups are eligible we would like groups to think creatively about how they can encourage people to get out and about.
The grants can be used for a variety of purposes which may include; equipment, travel expenses, training, additional staff-time and facilitators.
Ideas for applications could include:
Training and support for Walking Champions
Creative activities like history walks or treasure hunts
Mass walking events
If you want to apply for a grant you will need to fill in a short online application form telling us about your organisation, what you would like to do, what you would spend the funding on and who will benefit from your project.
Grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis with a decision usually given within three weeks.