Aims/priorities: GMCVO are managing the grants process which is funded by Greater Manchester Moving (with money from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership). The grants will be awarded to ideas to get more people in Greater Manchester walking while adhering to government social distancing restrictions.
We are particularly looking for applications that encourage people who are usually less active or inactive to start or increase the amount they walk whilst following social distancing guidelines.
We would like groups to think creatively about how they can encourage walking that adheres to Government guidelines on social distancing. We would expect that applicants also think about how delivery may be adapted in the event that Government guidelines change, for example, if restrictions are tightened or lifted further. Below are two examples of how GM Walking funded groups adapted delivery during lockdown to encourage engagement in regular walking.
Organisations will become part of a network that promotes and supports walking across Greater Manchester.
Who can apply? Constituted Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise organisation (VCSE) operating in Greater Manchester for the benefit of Greater Manchester residents (also includes Glossop)
Grant amount: Small grants from £50 - £1,000 are available
Application process: Register on website to access application form
Deadline: Rolling programme
Website address: www.gmcvo.org.uk/gm-walking-grants/gm-walking-grants-small