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The Community Fund is run by Parklife in collaboration with Manchester, Bury and Rochdale councils. It is the result of the festival’s approach to partnership working with the three local authorities and has made over £286,000 from the 2017-2022 festivals available for the benefit of community groups (priority is given to groups and projects that utilise parks and open spaces and / or work with young people).



46 groups received funding from the 2022 Parklife Community Fund allocation of £57,375


BURY: 29

8th Prestwich Scouts, 22nd Prestwich scouts, Albert Avenue Allotments, Bailey Street bowling, C Teen Mcr, Friends of Barnfield Park, Friends of Gardner Mount, Friends of Prestwich Forest Park, Highfield Road Allotments, IEPAD, JCFT, Jewel, Jigsaw, Langley Allotments, Maccabi, Mary Burns Bury New Road project, Phoenix Centre, Prestwich Arts Festival, Prestwich Carnival, Prestwich Clough Day, Prestwich Cricket, Tennis and Bowling Club, Prestwich Pride, Prestwich rooted, Prestwich Together, Simister village allotment, South Clough allotment, St Margaret’s Primary School, St Mary’s churchyard action group, Warwick Street green



Earlybird project, Heaton Hall, Mcr and district beekeeping association, Mcr Festival of Nature, Mcr Tramway museum, Woodland mgmt group



105th Mcr South Group, Byrons, Abraham Moss Community FC, Blackley Cricket Club, Friends of Blackley Forest, Friends of Heristone Park, Mcr Youth Zone, Mirfield Road Community Garden, Prospect House Specialist Support School, Rainbow Surprise



Rhodes Middleton New Play Park


64 groups received funding from the 2021 Parklife Community Fund allocation of £81,750


BURY: 36

Friends of Philips Park, The Jewel Foundation, Jewish Action for Mental Health, PMYA – Youth Club, Prestwich Arts Festival, Langley Allotment Holders Association, South Clough Allotment Holders Association, Prestwich Carnival Committee, St Mary's Churchyard Action Group, Prestwich, Cricket, Tennis and Bowling Club, Seed Community Action, Cteen Manchester, PMYA - Resources Project, Prestwich Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society, Bury Greenwood Project, Albert Avenue Allotment Association, Incredible Edible, Prestwich Allstars FC, Prestwich Circle, NCA Northwest CIC, OLOG Parent and Toddler Group, 8th Prestwich Scout Group, Yom Hashoah, Highfield Road Allotment, Creative Living Centre, Maccabi, Friendship Circle, Prestwich Community Cinema, Prestwich Together, Prestwich Street Kitchen, Manchester Area Home Educators, Earlybird Project, Highfield Road Allotment, Mary Burns, Bailey Street Bowling Association



Incredible Edible Heaton Park, Woodland Management Group, TLC St Lukes, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester and District Bee Keepers, Friends of Heaton Hall, Manchester Festival of Nature, Manchester Area Home Educators



Blackley Football Club, French Barn Allotments, Manchester Youth Zone, Friends of Blackley Forest, 105th Manchester Scout Group, 434 Manchester Scout Group, Crumpsall and Cheetham Horticultural Society, Crumpsall Community Allotment Group, Rainbow Surprise, Abraham Moss Warriors, Abraham Moss FC, Green Fingers, Manchester Pru, Cheetham Hill Sports, Heristone Park



Little Heaton Primary School, Rhodes Pre School, Popstars, Friends of Alkrington Woods, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Circle




Unfortunately there was no fund in 2020 due to the event not taking place. In addition to financial support, Parklife has also established the Parklife Community Fund Network to explore ways in which community groups around Heaton Park can work together and support each other with their projects 



54 groups received funding from the 2019 Parklife Community Fund allocation of £58,000



Heaton Park Primary School, The Jewel Foundation, WHAG, St Mary's CE Primary, Maccabi, South Clough Allotment, Young Leaders, King David High School, Friends of Gardner Mount, Jigsaw, The Fed, Prestwich Shomrim Community, Bailey Street Bowling Association, Prestwich Cricket, Tennis, Bowling Club, Prestwich Clough Centenary, Albert Avenue Allotments, Seed Community Action, Simister Village Allotment Association, Prestwich Cinema, St Margaret's Church, Creative Living Centre, Simister Village Community Association, Prestwich Methodist Youth Association, Prestwich Arts Festival, Friends of Prestwich Forest Park, Prestwich Together, The Friendship Circle, Langley Allotment Holders Association, Prestwich Carnival, Philips Park Management CIC, Incredible Edibile Prestwich & District, Sedgley Park School



Manchester and District Beekeepers, Manchester Consortium of Nature, Heaton Park Tramway, Nest Theatre, Friends of Heaton Hall, Incredible Edible Community Garden, Incredible Edible Community Orchard



Friends of Heristone Park, Parkland and Cleveland RA, Abraham Moss Community School, Breakthrough, Abraham Moss Warriors, Close Neighbours RA, Irk Valley Community School, Friends of Blackley Forest, Mirfield Community Gardens, 105th Mcr Scout group, The Byrons, Blackley Cricket Club, Blackley Home Educators, Macmake Residents Association



Friends of Alkrington Woods




30 groups received funding from the 2018 Parklife Community Fund allocation of £45,000



Baillie Street Bowls association, Beis Mordechai, Casicare, Clean Team Prestwich, Creative living Centre, Incredible Edible, Jigsaw, Manchester Maccabi Centre, Prestwich Arts Festival, Prestwich Clough Centenary, Prestwich Cricket Club, Prestwich Plodders, Prestwich Together-community picnic, Shomrim Prestwich Community Safety, South Clough allotments, The Fed - dementia garden, Yesoiday HaTorah School, Young leaders Lubavitch



Abraham Moss Warriors, Blackley Band, Breakthrough Youth Club, Crumpsall and Cheetham Horticultural Society, Friends of Blackley Forest, Friends of Heristone Park, Heaton Park Runners, Pocket Park Games, Rainbow Surprise, Shed 17, St Paul’s Church Hall, Tangled Dance




For details for the 26 groups and organisations that received funding from the 2017 allocation of £44,000 please click HERE

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