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For details of grants funding available to support your organisation please download the funding bulletin (below) or contact our team that can provide help and support.

Bury Specific Funding

Bury Standing Together – Youth Led Grants

The deadline for applications is 12:00pm 6 December 2023

Standing Together up to £500 for youth-led projects – come and pitch your idea to us in person or online!

The grant is for Bury-based youth led groups to deliver activities during GM Hate Crime Awareness Week (6th – 12th February 2024) which aim to raise awareness of community safety and things young people can do to be safe? Understand what is meant by hate crime? How to report ‘hate crime’

Ideas of what we could fund.

  • Using creative arts such as dance, drama, films, poetry, or sports to understand ‘hate crime.
  • Activities which bring communities together to promote understanding of one another.

Who can apply? If you are aged 13 – 25, you can apply for up to £500 to work with others You must have a mentor/worker aged 18 or over and be connected to a youth or community group. If you are not involved in a community group, contact Bury VCFA, and we link you up with one.

How to apply: Complete the short ideas form below. Don’t forget to provide an outline of what you will spend the money on. Submit the form to by 12 NOON 6th December 2023.

If you need help or guidance with your idea or how to apply, please visit or email/phone 0161 518 5550

Hate Crime Awareness: If you would like to know more about what Hate Crime is, please click on one of the links below.

Stop Hate Crime UK

Child Line UK 

Ideas FormGuidelines

Bury Council - Let's Do It! Community fund

The closing date for applications is Monday 11th December at 10am

Bury’s LET’S Do It! strategy sets out the ambition of a strong, resilient Borough, where inequalities are reduced through building on the strengths in our local communities. To realise this ambition there are seven outcomes which we collectively seek to achieve.

  1. Improved quality of life in terms of length of life and good health
  2. Improved early years development
  3. Improved educational attainment
  4. Increased adult skill levels and employability
  5. Higher wage rates and business growth that benefits everyone
  6. Improvements to our environment by being carbon neutral by 2038
  7. Improved digital connectivity

Funding has been made available by Bury Council to that every neighbourhood in the Borough is supported to meet this ambition, particularly as we continue to respond to the impact of the Covid pandemic and economic pressures. This application form invites community groups to think about how they can contribute to these outcomes within the places they are based and with the communities who they represent.

Applications are welcome from any community group, social enterprise local network or voluntary organisations based in or working with communities within the five neighbourhoods of the borough of Bury.

In keeping with the LET’S Do It principles, collaborative bids bringing community organisations and networks together is strongly encouraged.

How much can be applied for?

  • Each project can apply for up-to a maximum of £2,000.
  • A maximum of £2,000 is available to any individual organisation and organisations can only apply for funding in one neighbourhood.

Further details and the application portal can be found on the Bury Council website below

Let's Do It! Community Fund Portal

LETS Get Bury East Moving

Closing date for applications is 12th February 2024  and the Panel is 4th March 2024

The fund is available for constituted and non-constituted groups including schools who are undertaking projects that will contribute to encouraging people to move more to improve the health and wellbeing of people.
Projects must be delivered for the benefit of people living in the Bury East area. Activities should be community led and demonstrate that they help people to help themselves to be more active.
Single group applications – max grant value £1,000.
Partnership bids – max grant value £2,500.
Closing date – 12th February 2024

For full details and application form see below:

GuidelinesApplication Form

Asset Recovery Incentivisation Scheme (ARIS) Fund

Closing date for applications is Monday 22nd January 2024 

The Pitch is 29th February 2024, 5:00pm-8:00pm at The Green Café Clarence Park, Walmersley Road, Bury 

Greater Manchester Police have a fantastic opportunity to invest cash back into the community. The money can be applied for to a maximum of £5,000 and is there to invest in your group or neighbourhood activity across the Borough of Bury.

The funding is for groups who are looking to assist:

  • Tackling crime and Anti-Social Behaviour,
  • Protecting Vulnerable People and Building
  • Strengthening partnerships.

The goal of this funding is to support local groups to deliver community projects. With the ultimate goal of bringing down Crime and Anti-social behaviour in your community by working together to fight, prevent and reduce crime. Keeping people safe and caring for victims.

There will be a Meet the Funder briefing session on Monday 8th January 2024, 6:00pm – 7:00pm at Bury VCFA Office or Online (Hybrid session). Click here for details and register

Deadline: Closing date – Monday 22nd January 2024
Pitch Presentation – 29th February 2024, 5:00pm-8:00pm

To apply, view the attached guidance form, complete the attached application form and email it to: 

GuidelinesApplication Form

Bury Culture Grants

The closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 31st January 2024

Bury Council have secured monies from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund via Greater Manchester Combined Authority, to support arts, culture and heritage projects in the city via this grants programme delivered by Bury VCFA.

Grants of up to £10,000 for Bury-based VCSE organisations to celebrate the city’s arts, culture and heritage, responding to the Bury cultural strategy “Different Cultures, Same Horizons”.

Application FormGuidelinesTerms and Conditions

Standing Together - Hate Crime Awareness
Grants Programmes

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th September 12 noon

Bury VCFA is pleased to be working with Bury Council and Bury Community Safety Partnership to deliver the Standing Together and Hate Crime Awareness community grants programmes.

These grants aim to enable Bury-based voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector groups to deliver grassroots activities and projects that tackle community safety issues across the borough and raise awareness of hate crime and how to report it.

Grants available include:

    • Micro Grants for activity delivered during GM Hate Crime Awareness Week (Feb 2024) or for small, targeted activities which meet the priorities of Standing Together – £500
    • Grants for individual group applications – £5000
    • Grants for partnership applications – £10,000

Further details and application forms can be downloaded below but for help and information please contact –

GuidelinesApplication Form

Looking for funding?

For details of grants funding available to support your organisation please download the funding bulletin (below) or contact our team that can provide help and support with funding searches and applications

Download the Funding Bulletin