Greater Manchester Community Grants Celebration Event – July 2010


Gill Dixon Community Grants Officer at GMCVO with Central Bloomers

Beneficiaryi groups and projects from Greater Manchester were invited to the celebration where they showcased the innovative and valuable work they have undertaken which has made a real difference to SO many people.

The agenda featured a variety of speakers including John Hacking from North West Network, who provided attendees with a real insight into the future of Community Grants and to also look back and see exactly how the money has touched people’s lives.

A total of 64 small voluntary sector organisations in Greater Manchester have been funded to help unemployed people move a step closer to the labour market. Under the Project Towpath programme, administered by GMCVO and funded by the Learning and Skills Council and European Social Fund, £637,000 in community grants were awarded to the groups to enable them to deliver innovative projects that guide unemployed people towards further learning opportunities and employment.

The event was very well attended by 62 members of staff of funded organisations and beneficiaries from projects. For further information about Community Grants please visit: Community Grants in the North West