Grants and funding

Tony presents £600,000 to Greater Manchester's young people as part of his youth aspiration fund

Tony presented £600,000 to Greater Manchester’s young people as part of his youth aspiration fund 2015


Applications have now closed for this round of funding. Good luck to those who have applied!

Communities across Greater Manchester are being invited to bid for a slice of £900,000 to reduce demand on police services by building strong neighbourhoods, boosting volunteering, and empowering our region’s young people.

The funds available

Commissioner’s neighbourhood fund

Grants of up to £1000 (from a total fund of £200,000) are available for projects that contribute to stronger, safer neighbourhoods; increase neighbourliness; and encourage communities to help themselves and others.

Active citizens’ fund

Grants of up to £5000 (from a total fund of £200,000) are available for projects that support and boost local volunteering, and encourage people to become involved in local community projects and organisations.

Youth aspiration fund

Grants of up to £30,000 (from a total fund of £500,000) are available for projects and schemes that empower young people and help develop their life skills.

In 2015, more than 30 innovative projects won a share of a £600,000 fund to support Greater Manchester’s youngsters and give them the best start in life.

Apply for funding

Please read all the information available before submitting your bid. To apply, complete the pdf application form below and email it to The form lets you choose which fund you are applying for. The deadline for submitting your application is 11am, 29 February.



Download the above application form and save it to your computer. You may already have the software needed to view and complete the form but, if not, you can use this free pdf reader software. If you are completing the form on mobile device, such as a tablet, you may need to download the appropriate free Adobe Reader app.

Frequently asked questions

We’ve put together some questions which we’re frequently asked about the grants, which will help you decide whether to apply and how to complete your application: 

Due diligence

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete this due diligence form so that we can progress your application to the next stage in the process.

For more information

Once you have read the relevant grant prospectus, application form and the FAQs, if you have any more questions about any of our grants or funding schemes, please email or telephone 0161 604 7711. You may also like to attend one of our information sessions at Greater Manchester Police headquarters.

  • Friday 5 February 10am-12noon – FULLY BOOKED
  • Tuesday 9 February 6pm-8pm – FULLY BOOKED

Both information sessions are now fully booked. If, after reading the information available on this page, you do have further questions please get in touch on the contact details above.