Community & Voluntary

AGMA Grants Scheme

The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) Grants Scheme, is a voluntary arrangement between the 10 districts in Greater Manchester for determining grant assistance to non-statutory/voluntary organisations providing services of countywide relevance.

There are two main priorities, at least one of which a funded organisation must meet. These are to contribute to:

•the recognition of Greater Manchester locally, nationally and internationally as a creative and vibrant county helping to create the conditions necessary to attract potential investment, and
•an improved quality of life for all its residents through its first priority above and by supporting agencies which assist those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.

The AGMA Statutory Functions Committee will consider applications up to a maximum of £10,000 for One-Off Project Funding.

Eligible Activities
The scope of the Scheme covers the following areas of activity:

•Culture (in its broadest sense).
•Social and community cohesion.
•Education and young people.
•Economic development.
•Job creation.

To be eligible to apply for One-off Funding, organisations need to be properly constituted and operate on a not-for-profit basis.

Applicants must be within one of the 10 district councils which make up the County of Greater Manchester . These districts are as follows:

•Bolton.
•Bury.
•Manchester.
•Oldham.
•Rochdale.
•Salford.
•Stockport.
•Tameside.
•Trafford.
•Wigan.
Exclusions
Individuals are not eligible to apply to the scheme.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that their activities will benefit either the whole of Greater Manchester or any part of it extending beyond the area of any particular district.

Deadlines fall quarterly during the year. Check the link for current guidelines:

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=2498