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Knutsford Fund Grants up to £10,000 Programme
Knutsford Fund Grants up to £10,000 Programme
Closing date 31/12/2022
Theme Disadvantaged and vulnerable people of all ages in the Knutsford area.
Fund Name Knutsford Community Fund
Max Grant £10000
Grant Making Priorities and Principles Knutsford Fund Programme Criteria

The Knutsford Fund has been created by a number of corporate and private donors wishing to support charitable project activity in Knutsford and the surrounding rural area.

The geography of the fund will cover projects supporting beneficiaries in the four Knutsford wards of Nether, Norbury Booths, Over and Bexton and extend to the rural areas surrounding Knutsford town –  including Tabley, Lower Peover, Tatton, Ollerton and  Chelford where people rely on services delivered in Knutsford.

This programme is specifically for projects in Knutsford with the aim of achieving the following outcomes:.
  • To improve mental health and wellbeing – particularly at an early intervention stage
  • To tackle poverty and disadvantage for people of all ages
  • To build stronger communities
  • To increase education skills and employment opportunities
Priority activities for the fund (agreed in consultation with a range of community groups and stakeholders in Knutsford) are those which:
Support lonely, disabled, disadvantaged and vulnerable people of all ages – who lack access to volunteering opportunities, employment and skills support, regular transport, befriending services, peer support, social activities and key public services and who want to feel more valued and improve their overall mental health and wellbeing, with particular emphasis on supporting:-
  • Disadvantaged and vulnerable people affected by the covid-19 outbreak
  • Lonely isolated older men
  • New Mums
  • Young people
  • Carers (of all ages)
Geography
  • The geography of the fund will cover projects supporting beneficiaries in the four Knutsford wards of Nether, Norbury Booths, Over and Bexton and extend to the rural areas surrounding Knutsford town – including Tabley, Lower Peover, Tatton, Ollerton and Chelford where people rely on services delivered in Knutsford. Please do contact us if you are unsure if your project and beneficiary support fits with The Knutsford Fund.

Who Can Apply
Both charities and social enterprises in Knutsford can apply (see above for exact geography).

Groups who received previous funding through this programme are welcome to apply to continue or develop an existing project, provided that you can demonstrate positive measurable outcomes in your End of Grant Report for the previous grant – and a continuing need for the activities, together with embedding learning from the previous project into the new project.

Note: If your project’s total project costs are for more than £10,000,  we will require evidence of match funding being in place in readiness for the start date for the project.

Grant size
Grants of between £2,500 and £10,000 are available over one year or less. Applicants looking for grants up to £2,500 for work in Knutsford can apply through our Small Grants programme.

How to apply
Go to the  ‘Am I Eligible’ page of our website to find out whether your organisation is able to apply for a CCF grant.

Please then email grants@cheshirecommunityfoundation.org.uk with a brief outline covering your organisation, the project you want to apply for and how much money you think you will need. Once we have established that the idea fits with the Fund priorities, you will receive a link to the full application form.

The Grant Making Principles and Knutsford Fund Criteria are there to help you prepare your application.

Deadline
There are no deadlines, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Outcome
  • We aim to provide an outcome of your application within two months of application.