The I Will If You Will (IWIYW) Community Fund is now open for applications. This is a chance for local groups to bid for funding to run their own activities or events.
Groups can be awarded up to £1,000 from the IWIYW Community Fund towards their proposal for things such as facility hire, equipment costs, coaching or publicity.
The ‘I will if you will’ team say:
“We want you, our communities, to get your thinking caps on and come up with some great ideas for how you might support IWIYW. We’re looking for ideas that will inspire our local ladies and girls to change their routine, get them enjoying a bit more ‘me-time’ and being more active, more often.
As long as your proposal supports the concept of IWIYW and we think the activity or event is something that women and girls will want to try, then your group is in with a chance of being awarded up to £1,000.”
How will applications for funding be assessed?
Applications to the IWIYW Community Fund will be assessed initially by a panel of representatives from Bury Council, Bury Sport and Physical Activity Alliance and Health Watch with final approval being provided by Sport England.
Successful applicants will usually be notified within 6-8 weeks.
I want to apply for funding, how should I go about it?
Whether it’s a dance workshop or charity walking group, the IWIYW Community Fund invites any group to get involved, as long as the proposal will help local women and girls to try new things and be more active, more often.
Funding is available to help community groups from any of the six towns in the Borough of Bury – Bury, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Tottington and Whitefield.
Your project should focus on behavioural change and be linked to increasing the participation of women and girls aged 14+ into a physically active lifestyle.
Priority will be given to projects that:
Are run by local volunteers who wish to improve the sporting activities they offer
Encourage involvement of local residents in improving, identifying and implementing sporting activities
Promote voluntary participation as well as community involvement and self-help
Do not duplicate an existing provision or service unless this can be explained and justified
For more information…
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your proposal in more detail, please phone Liz Saunders at Bury Council on 0161 253 6357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org