From November 2019 small grants from £50 to £1,000 were available for voluntary and community groups and social enterprises to get more people in Greater Manchester walking.
In January we launched medium grants of £1,000 to £5,000 as well as partnership grants of up to £15,000 (Now closed for applications). Groups were invited to apply for more than one grant where appropriate.
All ideas were welcomed but we were particularly looking for applications that encouraged people who are usually less active to start or increase their weekly walking.
Although plans for traditional walking groups were eligible we wanted groups to think creatively about how they could 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.
Suggested ideas for applications were:
Training and support for Walking Champions
Creative activities like history walks or treasure hunts