Grants and funding

The application process is currently closed.

Communities across Greater Manchester can benefit from a new £500,000 fund to empower young people and help them make the right choices.

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Aspiration Fund will support work with vulnerable children and young people at risk of offending or who take part in risky behaviour.

How to apply for funding

  1. Read the Youth Aspiration 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 19 January 2017


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.

Help with your application

Once you have read the prospectus and the application form, if you have any questions please read our handy Frequently Asked Questions guide. 

Frequently asked questions (pdf)

If you have any other questions please email or telephone 0161 604 7711.

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. Due to venue capacity, places are limited and you must book on in advance. Information sessions are being held as follows:

12th December  Salford, 10am – 12pm, St Sebastian’s Community Centre, Douglas Green, Salford, M6 6ES

 Salford Eventbrite page 

12th December Tameside, 6pm – 8pm, Bennett Street Youth and Community Centre, Lower Bennett Street, Hyde, SK14 4PP

 Tameside Eventbrite page 

20th December Bolton, 10am – 12pm, Bolton Hub, Bold Street, Bolton, BL1 1LS

Bolton Eventbrite page 

4th January Rochdale, 10am – 12pm, Number One Riverside, Rochdale, OL16 1XD

 Rochdale Eventbrite page

5th January Manchester, 6pm – 8pm, Room 330, GMP HQ, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

 Manchester Eventbrite page 

6th January Stockport, 10am – 12pm, Stockport Council, Town Hall, Stockport, SK1 3XE

Stockport Eventbrite page 

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. These awards were made in May 2016.
In June 2016, he re-opened the Active Citizens’ Fund with a further £400,00 for community groups, and awards were made in December 2016.