This grants programme has now closed for applications.
GMCVO, working in partnership with 10GM, have delivered a grants programme to support adults from communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester, that may struggle to achieve higher levels of mental wellbeing.
The communities we wanted to reach were:
• Adults from black asian and minority ethnic (BAME*) communities
• Adults living with long term physical and mental health conditions
• Disabled adults
• Socially isolated older people
• Military veterans
• People who are unemployed
• Adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning/queer and/or intersex (LGBTQI)
• Adult carers
These grants were awarded, in stages, to small, grass roots voluntary and community groups and social enterprises to support people to develop higher levels of mental wellbeing.
The first stage, a rolling micro grants programme, ended on 30th June 2020.
The second stage, also a rolling micro grants programme of £100 - £500, ended on 31st August 2020.
The third stage, a further rolling micro grants programme closed at 16:00 on Friday 11th December 2020.
On 12th October we launched both a small grants (£500-£3000) and a medium grants (£10,000) round, applications for both rounds closed on Friday 20th November 2020 at 16:00.
A full list of grant recipients can be found here.
*GMCVO uses the BAME acronym as we believe it is widely understood, but we acknowledge many feel this term is inadequate and limiting. We are therefore currently reviewing of our use of the term. Our principle is to refer to individuals, organisations or networks by the terminology they themselves prefer.