Funded by GM Moving, grants between £1,000 and £5,000 are being offered through GMCVO to support activities that encourage people who are usually less active to start or increase the amount they walk regularly. Applications should also address one or more of the following:
Support individuals not in work, with long term health conditions or young people;
Engage with communities, schools and businesses to encourage walking as part of the daily routine;
Work with communities to understand key walking destinations, routes and local barriers and solutions to get people walking;
Increase the number of trained and confident “Walking Champions” who are active in the community;
Make environmental changes/improvements that will encourage walking.
The grants will be awarded to voluntary and community groups and social enterprises operating in Greater Manchester for the benefit of Greater Manchester residents and can be used to pay for equipment and capital projects, travel expenses, training, additional staff-time and facilitators.
Deadline for applications is 5pm on 24th February 2020.
To find out more about the grants programme, to check eligibility and to apply for a grant, please visit GMCVO’s website here.
To find out more about GM Walking and Greater Manchester's ambition take a look at https://gmwalking.co.uk/.
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