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Manjit Wolstenholme Fund 2020 (United Kingdom): Apply Now

Manjit Wolstenholme Fund 2020 (United Kingdom): Apply Now


The Manjit Wolstenholme Fund was established to honour the memory of Manjit and support children and young people in disadvantaged areas of Bradford District to achieve their potential through educational and aspirational opportunities. Manjit’s own experiences meant she believed passionately that no-one should be denied the chance to achieve their true potential as a result of their background or where they live.

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The Fund is offering grants of up to £10,000 to community groups in the Bradford District who are looking to develop and deliver their activity to support young people in deprived areas to achieve their full potential through educational and aspirational opportunities, no matter what their background. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, grants can be used to cover the core costs of organizations.

Funding Information

Grants amount is sized up to £5,000 to £10,000.
What can the Manjit Wolstenholme Fund support?

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The activity should be focused on young people up to age 21, their parents, carers, family members, or key influencers working directly with young people or with families. The proposed activity should support one or more of the following:

Increasing aspiration and enabling young people to make informed choices about their next steps in education and learning
Developing confidence, resilience and life skills in order to increase attainment and access to education and learning opportunities (including within the world of work)
Addressing issues of low educational attainment and improving learning outcomes
Providing young people with opportunities to reduce inequality, exclusion, and disadvantage, and therefore increase access to education and learning.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, grants can be used to cover core costs of organizations
The Fund will not Support

Manjit Wolstenholme Fund will not be awarded to or for:

Deadline Free Grants
For-profit organizations, statutory organizations (e.g. schools and hospitals) or overseas organizations
Retrospective funding (activity and costs that have already taken place)
Grant-making to other organizations and/or individuals
Activity targeted at a particular group (ethnic, gender, religious, etc.) without good justification for this
Activity that promotes a particular political or religious point of view
Activity primarily for the benefit of animals
Expeditions or overseas travel
Capital appeals for building projects
Eligibility Criteria

Community groups, charities, social enterprises, or other charitable organizations from the third sector that:

Have a constitution or other relevant governance document
Have a management committee/board of directors/trustees of at least three unrelated people
Have a bank account under the name of the group with at least two unrelated signatories (if your organization doesn’t have its own bank account, but does meet all of the other criteria, please contact them to discuss how they can work around this)
Are based in or supporting people living in the Bradford Metropolitan District Area
Priority for Manjit Wolstenholme Fund will be given to organizations with an income of under £500,000 in the most recent financial year.
Organizations currently in receipt of funding through Provident Financial Group or through The Manjit Wolstenholme Fund round 2019 (organizations currently in receipt of funding are able to re-apply if the funding will be fully spent before this grant is awarded).
For more information, visit https://www.givebradford.org.uk/manjit-wolstenholme-fund/

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