PARKLIFE COMMUNITY FUND
The Community Fund - run by Parklife in cooperation with Manchester and Bury councils - is the result of the festival’s approach to partnership working with the two local authorities and made £45,000 available from the 2018 festival for the benefit of community groups (priority was given to groups and projects that utilise parks and open spaces).
Raised from contributions made at the festival by guest-list attendees, the fund in part supports the officially championed charity ‘Superjosh’, for brain tumour sufferers and families, which received £47,000. 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 2018 to more than £100,000.
The Parklife Community Fund provides a portion of Manchester City Council Neighbourhood Investment Fund and also enables Bury Council to budget for their own annual scheme. The Manchester portion of the fund covers Higher Blackley and Crumpsall. The Bury portion will cover Sedgley, Holyrood and St Mary’s.
If you are a community group in one of the above areas and wish to apply for a portion of the Community Fund, please contact your local council for more information.
For details for the 26 groups and organisations that received funding from the 2017 allocation of £44,000 please click HERE.