PARKLIFE COMMUNITY FUND

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 £236,000 from the 2016-2021 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).
The Parklife 2022 Community Fund has generated £57,375 for community groups based around Heaton Park. The fund is raised from contributions made at the festival by guest-list attendees, and 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 2022 to just over £65,000.
In addition to the priorities of parks and open spaces, and young people, for this year we welcome applicants to think about the cost of living crisis and whether their project can contribute to relieving the hardship. Groups will be notified by the end of February 2023 of the outcome of their application.
THE PARKLIFE 2022 COMMUNITY FUND IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FROM 21 NOVEMBER 2022 TO 13 JANUARY 2023


The Manchester fund covers Higher Blackley and Crumpsall and groups can apply for up to £5,000.

There is £22,500 available In total, £15,000 for Higher Blackley and £7,500 for Crumpsall. Applications made via here and please mark on the form you are applying for the Parklife Community Fund

 

The Bury fund covers Sedgley, Holyrood and St Mary’s and groups can apply for up to £1,200. There is £22,000 available.

Please email prestwichcommunityhub@bury.gov.uk for an application form

 

The Rochdale fund covers South Middleton. There is £2,050 available. Please email communityfund@parklife.uk.com for an application form

 

The Micro Grants fund (up to £750) supports groups in all 3 Greater Manchester districts.
There is £10,375 available. More information and application form here

Any questions, or for support and advice, please email communityfund@parklife.uk.com

 

We aim to notify all groups and update the information on this webpage by the end of February 2023.


In Spring 2023 we hope to hold a Parklife Community Fund networking event in Heaton Park: more details to follow.
THE CLOSING DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 13 JANUARY 2023

2021

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

 

HEATON PARK: 8

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

 

MANCHESTER: 15

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

 

ROCHDALE: 5

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

 

 

2020

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 

 

2019 

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

 

BURY

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

 

HEATON PARK

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

 

MANCHESTER

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

 

ROCHDALE

Friends of Alkrington Woods

 

 

2018

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

 

BURY

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

 

MANCHESTER

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

 

 

2017

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