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This page details the latest funding that is available through Bury Council to local voluntary and community groups in the borough. It details the focus of each fund, how much is available for each project, key dates and how to apply. This will be updated with any new funding opportunities that become available.

Further information on funding opportunities for community organisations is also available through the Bury Voluntary and Community Faith Alliance (see Bury VCFA - Funding and development).



  • Armed Forces and Veterans Community Fund (funded by Bury Council)

Borough of Bury Veterans Association


Veterans and Cadets intergenerational learning

Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club



Armed Forces Day activities

Friends of Clarence Park


Armed Forces Day activities

Fusiliers Museum


Contribution towards Fusilier Museum Veterans, Cadet and Community Space

Psychotherapy Manchester


Art therapy group for Veterans and Cadets

  • Cost of Living Community Grants: Grants Awarded – Bury VCFA
  • Parklife Community Grants – applications currently under review. (Funded via Parklife Community Fund)
  • LET’s Do It! Community Grants (funded by Bury Council) :

1005 Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich Squadron (West)


Upgrading equipment for teaching and skills, particularly to local cadets and those completing Duke of Edinburgh award

Azamrah Youth Club (Prestwich)


Friendship programme to increase social connectedness and confidence.

Bailey Street Bowling Green Association (Prestwich)


Bowling Green equipment to increase activity as a means to reduce loneliness


Bee Inclusive (West)


Earl Years drop in support for children and families at the Special Education Needs and Disabilities Hub in Radcliffe

Besses Boys Band (Whitefield)


Music Education Support including obtaining educational resources and increasing engagement on development offer.

Bury People First (East)


To support people with learning disabilities to keep well and connected, especially over winter

Bridge Community Church (West)


Provision of starter packs for new families through Baby Basics Bury and Bolton.

Bury2gether (West)


Activities to engage households in cost of living support who had not previously required or access support, including wellbeing library

Bury Rural Inequalities Forum (North)


Project to reduce isolation by replacing of lost and damaged way-markers on Village Link walking route.

Bury Hospice (East)


Recruitment and induction of new volunteers and also for the re-training of existing volunteers

Bury Veterans Hub (East)


Development of Apiary and train veterans in beekeeping

Caritas Red Door (East)


New 3 month activity programme working with those at risk of homelessness

Christchurch Ramsbottom (North)


To deliver a Tuesday and Thursday Warm Space café alongside the Little Stars toddler group

Community Arts (Prestwich)


Creative and Happy living project - 6 art & creative half day drop-in art cafes for older and/or isolated members of the Jewish community who live alone in the Sedgley ward and St. Mary’s wards.

Creative Living Centre (Prestwich)


Improved mental health and wellbeing through digital inclusion

Eagles Wing (East)


To sustain volunteering support to asylum seekers and refugees including linking into local provision.

Fair Futures CIC (East)


To run reading classes for adults and for young people aged 15-18, focusing on residents who speak English as an additional language

Fishpool Goshen Redvales Springs Community Hub (East)


To run digital inclusion sessions as part of Community Hub offer

Friends of Burrs (North)


Funding to Burrs Gardening Group for winter wonderland upkeep and ongoing community maintenance

Friends of Philips Park (Prestwich)


Development of Walking Sitting and Admiring inclusive mobility trail

Greenmount Village Community Association (North)


Repairs to Kirklees Valley Nature Reserve pathway around Nabbs Way and series of guided walks along /through the Reserve

Happy Signs (West)


Delivery of music therapy based on singing and British Sign Language

Hillock and Oakgate Community Association (Whitefield)


Improvements to Boz Park in conjunction with City of Trees including tree planting, nature days and orchard development.

Humans MCR (West)


Cooking skills on a budget provision

Incredible Edibles - Brandlesholme (North)


Recruit and to demonstrate to new members of Incredible Edible Brandlesholme the benefits of a healthier way of living by cultivating vegetables and fruit and encouraging people to grow eat and cook organic produce and taking regular exercise.

Incredible Edibles - Radcliffe (West)


Improvements to previously neglected land between Belmond Road and Outwood Trail

Incredible Edibles - Stand (Whitefield)


To expand existing operation of development land to produce fresh fruit and vegetables including for local foodbank

Jewish Action Mental Health (Prestwich)


Workshops on reducing self-harm and improving mental health

Keep Bury Clean (East)


Community clean up campaign in Pimhole area of East Bury

Little Britain Anglers (West)


Community clean up of duck weed and litter to enhance walking and cycling by the Manchester Bolton Bury Canal in Radcliffe.

Love Springwater Park (Whitefield)


Activity to link green space into art and wellbeing exploring the habitats of the Nature Reserve and exhibiting this in Whitefield.

MAD Theatre Company (West)


Drama provision at Radcliffe Girls and Boys Club to increase participation and confidence

New Life Church (West)


Embrace Project to provide English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision in Radcliffe and signposting to wider support services

Nangreaves Residents (North)


Development of Village Social Shelter and Woodland Bench to host conservation events including guest speakers, defibrillator training.

Oasis Centre (Whitefield)


Early years development support for families to increase socialising and play activities for young people and their families in Besses.

Phoenix Community Centre (Prestwich)


Ready Steady School project to promote early years development and school readiness

Prestwich Rooted (Prestwich)


Healthy space for local people to meet and enjoy nature, health and wellbeing activities and prevent feeling isolated.

Prestwich Scout Hut (Prestwich)


Community Garden Derby St,

Church Ln to be developed through the Scouts group for wider benefit around Derby Street and Church Lane in Prestwich.

Prestwich Together (Prestwich)


Community Picnic in St. Mary’s Park including celebrating diversity; family yoga in the park, crafting, community drumming and tai chi

Purbeck Park (North)


Development of community garden including bulb planting days and schools engagement.

Radcliffe Self-Managed Allotments (West)


Development of a community shop shed and wildlife area, including engagement with Wesley Methodist School

Rammy Men (North)


Working the Woods – woodworking project focused on upskilling and sustainability, particularly with those who are isolated or not in education/ training

Secret Garden Brandlesholme (East)


Winter Youth club with 25 young people per session per week.

Seedfield TRA


Community volunteers to run a weekly Lunch Club for up to 40 elderly and isolated residents living in the local neighbourhood

St. Andrew’s Community Hub (Whitefield)


Work with Onward Homes to deliver employment support linked to existing food pantry using Steps to Success model.

Sunnywood Project (North)


Free guided running and hiking series for 60 people per week across Greenmount to increase physical activity and promote nature.

The Fed (Prestwich)


Well in Winter project - The project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of at least 200 isolated and often vulnerable Jewish people in Bury. Trained volunteers will spend time befriending a person, usually 2-3 hours per week.

The Met (East)


DJ and music sessions to increase confidence and skills, particularly targeting South East Asian heritage community.

Top O’ Th’ Friends TRA (Whitefield)


Increasing digital provision to enable more access to health information and decrease isolation and loneliness.

Tottington St. John’s CC (North)


To deliver cricket coaching within 5 local primary schools across North Bury with the aim of providing additional physical activity and new skills

Trust House (Whitefield)


Community Café running 4 times per week to provide nutritious meals, free at point of use as a warm space in which to provide wrap around support

We Be Kids (North)


Preschool wellbeing and nature craft sessions to support school readiness

Whitefield Graveyard Community Group (Whitefield)


Purchase of battery powered equipment to increase community led environmental improvements

Whitefield Horticultural Society (Whitefield)


Equipment purchase to increase efficiency of activity and spread engagement

Wildlife Trust for Lancashire and Manchester (Whitefield)


Development of Unsworth Community Garden to improve mental health and wellbeing through green social prescribing

  • Standing Together Grants (funded by Greater Manchester Combined Authority through Bury Council):

BAME Project


Hate crime reporting and awareness training and mobile offer

Bury LGBTQI Forum


Continued employment of a Bury LGBTQI worker

Fair Futures


Training and multi-language materials on hate crime awareness including reporting

Kishron Langdon


Streetwise workshops, and Friendship Krav Mega self-defence sessions; Hate Crime Discussion Group and the Hate Crime art therapy workshop.

Psychotherapy Manchester


Art therapy sessions to children and young people who experience sexual / domestic violence in the Bury area.

Remedi Restore


2 programmes which tackle the subjects of hate crime and gender discrimination to deliver to young people

Sunnywood Project


SPACE programme to increase positive contributions into local life for young people on cusp of criminality and youth offending.

Supporting Sisters


Health, wellbeing and community cohesion workshops

Talk, Listen, Change


Domestic Abuse perpetrator programme

The Enterprise Centre


Online safety and wellbeing workshops

Sophie Lancaster Foundation


Train the Trainer session on combating hateful attitudes