The Pitch Funding
Pitch Community Fund 2019/20
Bury Council’s ‘Pitch’ Community Funding was launched in 2017 and is available to constituted and non-constituted groups, special interest groups and residents who are undertaking projects that will contribute to improving the health and well being of local people within their community.
Projects must be delivered in the area identified for local residents and should be community led and demonstrate that they help people to help themselves and others live a good life. The grant must be spent within 6 months at the very latest but the activities can continue afterwards.
Who can apply?
Groups do not need to be constituted, but will need their own group account or nominate a recognised organisation e.g. (Church, Community Centre, School) to act as a banker.
If you have an idea for a project you will be asked to complete an application form with all the relevant information about your project, including how it will benefit the health & well being of local people. If applicable you will then be asked to come and present your project idea to members of the local community at the relevant Pitch event.
New for Summer 2019 is the inclusion of an online vote, where you will have the opportunity to submit a short 3 minute video about your project, and or a side of A4 describing/showcasing your project, before people are given the opportunity to vote through One Community for their favourite projects ahead of the public Pitch event. By voting online it means you will be unable to vote on the day of The Pitch but will still be more than welcome to attend and network with other groups and members of the public. On the closing day of each event, the chance to cast your vote will be removed as of 12 noon and if you still wish to vote you must attend the event, please check below for more details
What happens at The Pitch?
- Applicants present a 3 minute pitch about their project
- Attendees are asked to mark FIVE projects on the ballot paper (Vote for three in Radcliffe)
- Votes are counted and results announced at the event
Who can vote?
Anyone who lives, works or has an interest in each of our six neighbourhoods are eligible to vote at their respective Pitch event or through the preceding online vote. All groups applying for Pitch funding should actively promote their project idea within their community, to encourage support from local people at the event and the public vote.
By promoting your project idea you will help the community to better understand what potential local projects are being planned for their areas and encourage support for your project at the Pitch event and online vote.
By voting online it means you will be unable to vote on the day of The Pitch but will still be more than welcome to attend and network with other groups and members of the public.
Applicants can apply for up to a maximum of £1,500.
When does the funding run?
The Pitch funding runs twice each year, one of which taking part around February/March and the other later in the year around September time, dates will be announced here on the community grants funding page.
Pitch 2020 Funding events will be posted here
For further information please contact your respective Neighbourhood Engagement Coordinator:
Bury East, Ramsbottom, Tottington, North Manor: Kim Griffiths 0161 253 6531 K.Griffiths@bury.gov.uk
Bury West, Radcliffe:Christine Maksymowski 0161 253 7941 C.Maksymowski@bury.gov.uk
Prestwich, Whitefield Unsworth: Kathy Hoyle 0161 253 7931 K.Hoyle@bury.gov.uk