This grants programme has now closed for applications.
Between November 2019 and January 2021 GMCVO will be giving out a total of £225,000 in grants to VCSE organisations to get Greater Manchester Walking.
We are supporting safe physical activity opportunities during Covid-19 restrictions as we know how important it is for everyone in Greater Manchester’s health and wellbeing. You can find GM Walking's latest advice on walking during Covid-19 here.
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. They want to create a network of people and organisations who promote and support walking in creative ways.
Small grants from £50 to £1,000, and medium grants of £1,000 to £5,000 were available for voluntary and community groups and social enterprises to encourage people who are usually less active to get out and start walking , or increase the amount they walk. We also offered partnership grants of up to £15,000.
On 9th November 2020 we launched a second medium grants round. Organisations can apply for up to £3,000 to encourage people who are usually less active to start or increase the amount they walk regularly whilst adhering to government social distancing guidelines. Applications for this round closed on Monday 21st December 2020 at noon.