Social Capital Fund

Social Capital Fund

Do you or anyone you know have an idea, project or scheme that would help improve the health and wellbeing of people in Bury? An exciting new opportunity is available for Voluntary, Community or Faith sector organisations to apply for funding from the new Social Capital Fund.

Bury Council in conjunction with the Leader of the Council, Councillor Rishi Shori, has allocated £600,000 to communities to fund social capital projects (nominally £100,000 per Neighbourhood). This is a one off fund to be used over a three year period. The Social Capital Fund will be open to applications from 3rd September - 26th October 2018 and groups will be able to bid for up to £10,000 per project. This funding (used as one off grants) could be used for the purchase of specific and predetermined capital item(s) aligned to a particular project or scheme. The use of the word ‘capital’ should be considered as tangible, therefore pieces of work that can be seen and used.

Cllr Tariq, Cabinet Member for Communities and Safer Neighbourhoods said:

‘The social capital fund will go a long way in supporting our voluntary community and faith sector in the borough, each township will be able to shape their own communities meeting their individual challenges, building on the success of our participatory budgeting events over the last year. It is important in the time of devolution, we devolve power from the town hall into our neighbourhoods, and this is exactly what the social capital fund aims to do. I am confident this fund will enable communities to unleash new potential and ensure local people are at the heart of local solutions’.

For further details, please e-mail the Neighbourhood Engagement Team on neighbourhood.engagement@bury.gov.uk or further details can be found on the Social Capital Fund Bury Directory, please click here

Social Capital Fund

Do you or anyone you know have an idea, project or scheme that would help improve the health and wellbeing of people in Bury? An exciting new opportunity is available for Voluntary, Community or Faith sector organisations to apply for funding from the new Social Capital Fund.

Bury Council in conjunction with the Leader of the Council, Councillor Rishi Shori, has allocated £600,000 to communities to fund social capital projects (nominally £100,000 per Neighbourhood). This is a one off fund to be used over a three year period. The Social Capital Fund will be open to applications from 3rd September - 26th October 2018 and groups will be able to bid for up to £10,000 per project. This funding (used as one off grants) could be used for the purchase of specific and predetermined capital item(s) aligned to a particular project or scheme. The use of the word ‘capital’ should be considered as tangible, therefore pieces of work that can be seen and used.

Cllr Tariq, Cabinet Member for Communities and Safer Neighbourhoods said:

‘The social capital fund will go a long way in supporting our voluntary community and faith sector in the borough, each township will be able to shape their own communities meeting their individual challenges, building on the success of our participatory budgeting events over the last year. It is important in the time of devolution, we devolve power from the town hall into our neighbourhoods, and this is exactly what the social capital fund aims to do. I am confident this fund will enable communities to unleash new potential and ensure local people are at the heart of local solutions’.

For further details, please e-mail the Neighbourhood Engagement Team on neighbourhood.engagement@bury.gov.uk or further details can be found on the Social Capital Fund Bury Directory, please click here