Resident’s Fund

What is the Leigh Neighbours Resident’s Fund?
It’s yours, that’s what it is! The Resident’s Fund is a pot of money which we’ve put aside out of the one million pound National Lottery money we received from BIG LOCAL to invest in ideas from residents who live in the Leigh Neighbours patch. It’s yours to apply for and to spend on projects that aim to improve your area.


How easy is it to apply for?
Piece of cake. Easy squeezy. Child’s play. A breeze. A cinch. A walk in the park. In fact, it’s plain simples!
That pretty much describes how easy it is to apply for up to £500 from the Leigh Neighbours Resident’s Fund. So, what have you got to lose?


What do we want from you?
All you need is an idea around something which benefits your local neighbourhood… a basic plan of action on how you’ll deliver it… and some energy to make it happen! We can help with things like budgets, PR and marketing. All we expect is for the idea to meet one of the challenges featured in our community plan. It’s quite a long document! So we created a more user-friendly version here. And of course whatever we fund needs to benefit residents who live in our project area.


So what kind of projects are eligible for funding?
The projects we’ve funded up to now have been really diverse, so don’t be scared of being adventurous. We’re open to all sorts of ideas! We have some great examples below!


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Chris Fitzsimmons and Jan Harney from community enterprise As in Eden applied for funding to install a new weather-proof noticeboard outside their premises. Visit their Facebook.
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When a sponsor dropped out, Friends of Lilford Park were keen to secure financial support to ensure their centenary celebrations could still go ahead as planned. Visit their Facebook.
 Rainbows and rhymes
Rainbow Rhymes and Rhythm, a group for parents and toddlers, received funding towards a Big Lunch get-together.
iRoam is an online tool which offers a sneak preview of public buildings and venues to users who want to reassure themselves about accessibility issues.  They applied for funding to invest
in film equipment. Visit their Facebook.
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Atherton and Leigh Foodbank applied for help in piloting an overnight shelter for homeless people. Visit their Facebook.


What next?
Well, all you need to do is download the latest version Resident’s Fund application form here and complete it, and then send it back to us at Leigh Neighbours, 14 Walmesley Road, Leigh WN7 1YE

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