Grants and funding


The Active Citizens’ Fund has re-opened!

Communities across Greater Manchester are invited to bid for grants of up to £5000 for projects that help to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. By building stronger neighbourhoods, supporting volunteers, and helping our young people make good life choices, we can make safer places to live and reduce demand on police services.

How to apply for funding

  1. Read the Active Citizens’ Fund prospectus to find out whether your organisation is eligible, and whether your project meets the fund’s outcomes and objectives.
  2. Download the application form to your computer. 
  3. Email your completed application to

Closing date is 4pm, Thursday 22 September


If you don’t already have appropriate software on your computer, you can download this this free pdf reader or something similar. If you are completing the form on mobile device, such as a tablet, you may need to download an appropriate pdf reader app.

Frequently asked questions

Once you have read the prospectus and the application form, if you have any questions please read our handy frequently asked questions

Help with your application – information sessions

You may also like to attend one of our information sessions. At the session, staff will explain the information contained in the prospectus and answer any additional questions you have. They can also help with the technical aspects of completing the application form, but they will not be able to help or comment on the content of your application. Spaces on these sessions are limited and you must book your place.

If you still have questions, you can email or telephone 0161 604 7711.

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.

Terms and conditions

This document sets out the terms on which the Police and Crime Commissioner agrees to grant fund the partner organisation to deliver the activities set out in their application.

Previous successful projects. 

In 2015, Tony Lloyd launched the Youth Aspiration Fund, which resulted in over 30 innovative projects receiving a share of £600,000 to support Greater Manchester’s youngsters and give them the best start in life. In February 2016, he launched a £900,000 “community chest” made up of two new funds – the Neighbourhood Fund and Active Citizens’ Fund – as well as the existing Youth Aspiration Fund.