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 £155,000 from the 2016-2019 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 2021 Community Fund has generated £81,750 (an increase of over 71% from the previous round) 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 2021 to just under £90,000.
THE PARKLIFE 2021 COMMUNITY FUND IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FROM 8 NOVEMBER 2021 TO 28 JANUARY 2022 (NB Bury fund opens 4 January 2022)
The Manchester fund covers Higher Blackley and Crumpsall and groups can apply for up to £5,000. There is £27,500 available In total, £18,000 for Higher Blackley and £9,500 for Crumpsall. Applications open on Monday 8 November 2021 and close on Friday 28 January 2022. Applications made viahttps://secure.manchester.gov.uk/info/100003/people_and_communities/202/neighbourhood_investment_funds/2and 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 £2,000. There is £27,000 available. Applications open on Tuesday 4 January 2022 and close on Friday 28 January 2022. Please email email@example.com
for an application form
The Rochdale fund covers South Middleton. There is £2,250 available. Applications open on Monday 8 November 2021 and close on Friday 28 January 2022. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form
The Micro Grants fund (up to £1000) supports groups in all 3 Greater Manchester districts. There is £24,500 available. Round 1 applications can be submitted from Monday 8 November 2021 to Friday 28 January 2022. More information and application form here)
Any questions, or for support and advice, please email email@example.com
We aim to notify all groups and update the information on this webpage by the end of February 2022.
In Spring 2022 we hope to hold a Parklife Community Fund networking event in Heaton Park: more details to follow.
THE CLOSING DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 28 JANUARY
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