Greater Manchester (GM) Moving is looking for a GM partner to provide expertise and administration for a Community Investment Fund to support the GM Walking City Region Ambition.
To create a grant approach that will provide resource to support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to develop and deliver initiatives that:
If you are interested in working with GM Moving on this project please review the attached brief and provide your proposal to Beth Sutcliffe (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm Friday 23rd Aug 2019.
If you do have any questions please contact Beth Sutcliffe 07395795934 or the email address above but below you will find some frequently asked questions with responses.
1. Is there a fee allocated to the administering organisation for delivering this service?
Yes, the GM Moving Walking City expects to pay a reasonable management fee for managing and administering this fund. Organisations with an interest in delivering this service should provide a breakdown of all costs associated in providing management and administration of this fund as part of the submitted proposal.
2. Please clarify how it is envisaged that a voluntary, community or social enterprise might offer such support to a school or workplace?
It is not suggested that an organisation applying for this fund would offer specialist active travel planning advice to workplaces and schools. Instead, the purpose is to offer potential resource to support active travel choices and help enable walking connections from the local community to the school or workplace. It is likely that these ideas will add value to existing travel plans, and will not necessarily need to be part of a formal active travel plan.
3. Please clarify GM Moving’s timeline for establishing the walking champions network, the sign-up method (assumed online), and the role of a walking champion.
The walking champions network is an emerging and evolving workstream and we are not yet in a position to provide this detailed information. The role of the walking champion will depend on the place they are working within. Timelines and the sign up process will follow in due course.
The inaugural Greater Manchester (GM) Active Ageing Week took place from July 29th – August 2nd 2019 aiming to encourage and enable older adults to move more within everyday life to benefit their mental and physical health and to reduce social isolation.