The Community Fund, run by Parklife in cooperation 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 £100,000 from the 2016-2019 festivals, for the benefit of community groups  (priority was given to groups and projects that utilise parks and open spaces).

Parklife 2019 Community Fund generated £58,000 (an increase of over 25% from the previous year) for community groups based around Heaton Park. Raised from contributions made at the festival by guest-list attendees, the fund also supports the officially championed charity ‘Superjosh’, for brain tumour sufferers and families, which received £26,295.  An additional £8,000 was raised through festival tickets being donated to various charities for raffles and auctions – taking the total amount raised for charitable causes from Parklife 2019 to more than £92,000.

Are you a group or organisation based near Heaton Park and would like to apply to the 2019 Parklife Community Fund (applications above £500 see below/under £500 see micro grants page here)?

  • A breakdown of the Parklife Community Fund 2019 is listed below.

  • The deadline for all applications to be received is 27th January 2020 and the can be submitted from Monday 2nd December 2019 onwards.

  • Groups will be notified by 10th February 2020 of the outcome.

The Manchester fund covers Higher Blackley and Crumpsall and there is £22,500 available with an upper limit of £3500. Applications should be made to MCC Manchester City Council Neighbourhood Investment Fund


The Bury fund covers Sedgley, Holyrood and St Mary’s and there is also £22,500 available with individual award limits of £1500. Applications will go to a Prestwich Councillor Panel and should be made to Bury Council


The Rochdale fund covers South Middleton and this is £2,000 available. Applications will go to Parklife to be considered by Rochdale councillors. Please email for more information.

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


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

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