Let’s Do It Together Neighbourhood Pitch

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UPDATE:

The in-person Neighbourhood Pitch events scheduled for the weekend of 11th and 12th December 2021 unfortunately did not take place as a precautionary public health measure due to local and national infection levels and in relation to the Omicron variant. Further information will be shared this week (w/c 13th December) with all Pitch applicants as to ongoing arrangements. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.


The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our borough. It has created many challenges and affected all our lives but it has also seen our residents and communities look after each and come together to protect our most vulnerable.

Our Let's Do It! Strategy is about building on those strengths to make sure every neighbourhood in the borough can be better and stronger than before the pandemic. This means looking carefully at the differences in our communities in terms of health, education, jobs and housing, then working together to create better conditions for everyone.

The vision in Let's Do It sets out our ambition to be a place that is achieving faster economic growth than the rest of the country through making long lasting changes to the things that hold us back, like poverty and unhealthy lifestyles. Our progress will be measured against seven outcomes:

  1. Improved quality of life in terms of length of life and good health
  2. Improved support to children so that they are better prepared for school
  3. More young people getting the qualifications they need for the future
  4. Better support to adults who want to retrain and find new jobs
  5. Higher wage rates and business growth that benefits everyone
  6. Improvements to our environment by being carbon neutral by 2038
  7. Better access to digital services through how we connect to broadband and mobile networks, or through improving our skills to use digital products

What is the application process?

  1. The application form below must be completed in full
  2. Applications will be reviewed for eligibility
  3. Eligible bids will then be promoted through a digital and in person Pitch events:
    • Projects will be showcased on the One Community Platform and the public encouraged to vote online
    • In person voting will take place through a Neighbourhood Pitch Market Place events. These will take place across the borough in early December 2021 with projects having a 'stall' to promote themselves and their project, with the public encouraged to attend and vote on the projects
  4. Voting from each Pitch will be supplemented by scoring from the Ward Councillors in each Neighbourhood
  5. Successful applicants will then be contacted, and funding distributed accordingly.

The schedule for the Fund is as follows:

  • 19 October 2021: Application submission will open
  • Midday Monday 22nd November 2021: Deadline for applications
  • Week commencing 22nd November 2021: Review of applications for eligibility
  • Week commencing 29th November 2021: Online Pitch voting opens for 2 weeks
  • Early December 2021: Neighbourhood Pitch events take place
  • Mid December 2021: Successful applicants confirmed and funding awarded.

Please note: Any successful application will be expected to participate in an evaluation of what has been achieved through their project at the end of the funding period, alongside quarterly reporting on expenditure and activity.


Online voting process (Live 29th November)

  1. In order for us to ensure the public are only having one vote online you must first register or Log in if you have previously registered
  2. You can then read the snapshot of what each group is applying for by going directly to the voting section
  3. You can also click on each area below and download detailed documents of what each group is applying for to understand how they will use what they are applying for, this will give you more of an understanding of how it will make a difference to the community
    1. East Pitch
    2. West Pitch
    3. North Pitch
    4. Whitefield Pitch
    5. Prestwich Pitch
  4. You must then vote for 5 groups
  5. Submit your votes
  6. The list of successful applicants will be posted here mid-December


UPDATE:

The in-person Neighbourhood Pitch events scheduled for the weekend of 11th and 12th December 2021 unfortunately did not take place as a precautionary public health measure due to local and national infection levels and in relation to the Omicron variant. Further information will be shared this week (w/c 13th December) with all Pitch applicants as to ongoing arrangements. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.


The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our borough. It has created many challenges and affected all our lives but it has also seen our residents and communities look after each and come together to protect our most vulnerable.

Our Let's Do It! Strategy is about building on those strengths to make sure every neighbourhood in the borough can be better and stronger than before the pandemic. This means looking carefully at the differences in our communities in terms of health, education, jobs and housing, then working together to create better conditions for everyone.

The vision in Let's Do It sets out our ambition to be a place that is achieving faster economic growth than the rest of the country through making long lasting changes to the things that hold us back, like poverty and unhealthy lifestyles. Our progress will be measured against seven outcomes:

  1. Improved quality of life in terms of length of life and good health
  2. Improved support to children so that they are better prepared for school
  3. More young people getting the qualifications they need for the future
  4. Better support to adults who want to retrain and find new jobs
  5. Higher wage rates and business growth that benefits everyone
  6. Improvements to our environment by being carbon neutral by 2038
  7. Better access to digital services through how we connect to broadband and mobile networks, or through improving our skills to use digital products

What is the application process?

  1. The application form below must be completed in full
  2. Applications will be reviewed for eligibility
  3. Eligible bids will then be promoted through a digital and in person Pitch events:
    • Projects will be showcased on the One Community Platform and the public encouraged to vote online
    • In person voting will take place through a Neighbourhood Pitch Market Place events. These will take place across the borough in early December 2021 with projects having a 'stall' to promote themselves and their project, with the public encouraged to attend and vote on the projects
  4. Voting from each Pitch will be supplemented by scoring from the Ward Councillors in each Neighbourhood
  5. Successful applicants will then be contacted, and funding distributed accordingly.

The schedule for the Fund is as follows:

  • 19 October 2021: Application submission will open
  • Midday Monday 22nd November 2021: Deadline for applications
  • Week commencing 22nd November 2021: Review of applications for eligibility
  • Week commencing 29th November 2021: Online Pitch voting opens for 2 weeks
  • Early December 2021: Neighbourhood Pitch events take place
  • Mid December 2021: Successful applicants confirmed and funding awarded.

Please note: Any successful application will be expected to participate in an evaluation of what has been achieved through their project at the end of the funding period, alongside quarterly reporting on expenditure and activity.


Online voting process (Live 29th November)

  1. In order for us to ensure the public are only having one vote online you must first register or Log in if you have previously registered
  2. You can then read the snapshot of what each group is applying for by going directly to the voting section
  3. You can also click on each area below and download detailed documents of what each group is applying for to understand how they will use what they are applying for, this will give you more of an understanding of how it will make a difference to the community
    1. East Pitch
    2. West Pitch
    3. North Pitch
    4. Whitefield Pitch
    5. Prestwich Pitch
  4. You must then vote for 5 groups
  5. Submit your votes
  6. The list of successful applicants will be posted here mid-December


Page last updated: 13 December 2021, 13:14