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Community Grants

Whether it is a local event for adults or children, providing support for people who might otherwise feel excluded or you simply have an idea to try which may grow into something bigger, take a look at our community grants on offer.

The town council recognises the value and importance of community groups and activities within the town.

Whether it is a local event for adults or children, providing support for people who might otherwise feel excluded or putting on a festival such as Barnaby, we want to help wherever we can.

We now have three levels of grant. Micro grants are up to £100 and are for small start up ideas for one of projects or for the start of a longer term idea. Small grants are up to £250 and large grants up to £2,000.

Grant applications are considered at the next appropriate and available Finance Committee as scheduled and decisions are made according to the council’s scheme of delegation.

If you would like to apply for a community grant but would like to have a chat about it first, please contact Community and Events Manager Helena Gowler on 07593 535 784 or by emailing helena.gowler@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk

 

Micro grant applications can be considered at any time. Small and large grant applications are considered at Finance Committee meetings. Deadlines for applications are below.

4th April 2022
6th June 2022

 

How To Apply

To apply for a micro grant of up to £100, download Micro grants application form

Applications for micro grants need to fit in with the Macclesfield Town Council themes.
Read the Micro grants guidance document here

To apply for a small grant of up to £250, download the Small Grants application form  
To apply for a large grant of up to £2,000, download the Large Grants application form 
Read the Grants and Donations Policy here.

Successful Community Grant Awards

The Community Grants Scheme can provide funding for any community activity or community group in Macclesfield that is open to all, is for the benefit of Macclesfield or the people of Macclesfield and is a not for profit activity.

Below are some of examples of projects we have funded:

Previous Community Grants

Grants 2021

Space 4 Autism
Awarded £1,800 towards Galaxy Group outings

Child Safety Media
Awarded £2,000 towards crucial crew child safety events

Macclesfield Scouts
Awarded £2,000 towards a building refurbishment

Roenaissance
Awarded £250 towards public liability insurance

The Hope Centre
Awarded £1,581.97 towards a slow cooker project

East Cheshire Hospice
Awarded £1,500 towards the art fair event

Macclesfield Pride
Awarded £1,500 towards event costs

St Michael’s Church
Awarded £2,000 towards virtual meeting equipment

Tytherington Juniors Football Club
Awarded £2,000 towards free football sessions

Macclesfield Hospitality Action
Awarded £3,300 towards an outdoor seating area

Macclesfield Satellites Swimming Club
Awarded £2,000 towards swimming lessons for talented swimmers of all ages

CORE
Awarded £2,000 towards the purchase of ambient food for the community pantry

Macclesfield in October
Awarded £880 towards a music event

Age UK Cheshire East
Awarded £1,968 towards a telephone befriending project

Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Awarded £2,000 towards a nature event

Just Drop In
Awarded £1,468 towards a volunteer room

Macclesfield College
Awarded £2,000 towards a community garden project

St Peters Church
Awarded £625 towards a wildflower planting project

Disability Information Bureau
Awarded £1618.89 for the purchase of a shopmobility scooter

Macclesfield Eye Society
Awarded £250 for a sensory planter project

Grants 2020

Macclesfield Seals
Awarded £250 towards promotion and safeguarding

Water Street residents
Awarded £250 for a planting project

Cygnets
Awarded £250 for a youth theatre performance

St Alban’s Pre-School
Awarded £2,000 towards a capital building project

Roe-naissance
Awarded £250 for event equipment

Sparkallot
Awarded £876.35 towards allotment site improvements

Macclesfield Music Centre
Awarded £1,005 for a virtual performance

Tytherington Juniors Football Club
Awarded £1,668 towards defibrilators

Scoop and Scales
Awarded £1,200 towards a sustainable shopping project

Weston residents and Healthbox CIC
Awarded £250 for a communal garden project

Gawsworth Girls Brigade
Awarded £250 towards craft packs

Macclesfield Rugby Union Football Club
Awarded £2,000 for CCTV


Grants 2019

Macclesfield Community Artspace
Awarded £250 for a community event

Child Safety Media
Awarded £2,000 towards the Crucial Crew child safety event

Macclesfield Library
Awarded £250 for a reader engagement event

Swifts Over Macclesfield
Awarded £250 for nest boxes

Aftermath 100
Awarded £558 for the printing of commemorative materials

East Cheshire Hospice
Awarded £1,000 towards the Art Fair

Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust
Awarded £780 towards the carers lunch club

Circus Starr
Awarded £680 for an inclusive circus event

Macclesfield Pioneering Women
Awarded £1,000 for a showcase event

Refugees Welcome
Awarded £375 for a respite trip for refugee families

Macclesfield Male Voice Choir
Awarded £2,000 towards new uniforms

Macclesfield branch of the Royal British Legion
Awarded £800 for a new standard/branch flag

Friends for Leisure
Awarded £528.16 for a community support project

Holy Trinity Church
Awarded £103.93 for community outreach at the Green in the Corner

Macclesfield United Reformed Church
Awarded £250 for a hearing loop to be installed 

St John’s Church
Awarded £779 for activities to tackle social isolation

Sparkallot
Awarded £822.25 for groundwork improvements

1st Moss Rose Scouts
Awarded £2,000 for camping equipment

CORE (Church of the Resurrection)
Awarded £2,000 for refurbishment work

Crafty Corner
Awarded £878.40 for a community craft project

Macclesfield Pride
Awarded £1,373.88 for event costs 

Friends for Leisure
Awarded £528.16 towards a community support project

Holy Trinity Church
Awarded £103.93 towards a community engagement project

Macclesfield United Reformed Church
Awarded £250 towards a hearing loop in the building

St John’s Church
Awarded £779 for activities to tackle social isolation

The Tuesday Group
Awarded £615 for room hire for the social and knitting group

Morton Hall Community Centre
Awarded £2,000 towards building improvements

Macclesfield and Congleton District Scouts
Awarded £1,100 for the second phase of museum improvements

Macclesfield and District Sheepdog Trials
Awarded £250 towards a new toilet block for use at the annual events

Macclesfield Sea Scouts
Awarded £250 towards purchase of a Rigid Inflatable Boat

Hurdsfield Phoenix Football Club
Awarded £2000 to fund an wards evening and summer tournament

Royal British Legion, Macclesfield
Awarded £280 for a memorial project

Princes Trust Macclesfield
Awarded £250 for equipment

Macclesfield Scouts
Awarded £250 for training

Macclesfield Pride
Awarded £1,257.20 towards the event

Community Grants Archive

Macclesfield Pride
Awarded £1,257.20 towards the event

East Cheshire Hospice
Awarded £1,000 for the Snowman Sprint

Aftermath 100
Awarded £1,976.09 towards Macc Peacefest

Brookfield Lane Allotments
Awarded £986 for ground work 

Macclesfield Great War Commemoration Society
Awarded £500 for an event

SUSO (Speak Up, Speak Out)
Awarded £1,908 towards services and resources

Friends of Victoria Park
Awarded £1,750 towards a calendar of events in the park

Circus Starr
Awarded £250 towards a circus event

Age UK Cheshire East
Awarded £894.12 towards a new boiler system

St Michael’s Church
Awarded £250 for hand dryers

St Peter’s Church
Awarded £1,800 for a commemoration event

Macclesfield Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club
Awarded £1,984.75 to fund a trip to the National Arboretum for members

Youth Fed
Awarded £1,686.55 for a community project

Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society
Awarded £50 for promotion 

Friends for Leisure
Awarded £1,853 for their drama group

Macclesfield Civic Society
Awarded £250 towards the civic awards

Macclesfield Library
Awarded £654 for an event and display

Silkfest
Awarded £250 towards a film festival event

Cygnets
Awarded £250 for a performance event

Macclesfield Music Centre
Awarded £250 to purchase a laptop

Space 4 Autism
Awarded £1,870 for equipment and services

Moss Lane Allotments
Awarded £2,000 for ground works

South Park Allotments
Awarded £2,000 for infrastructure works

Cheshire Streetwise
Awarded £1,320 for a furniture project

Macclesfield and District Cardiac Support Group
Awarded £500 for project promotion

IDST
Awarded £250 for an art project

East Cheshire Hospice
Awarded £2,000 for Elf Run 

Morton Hall Community Centre
Awarded £1,990.17 for facilities improvement

Langley Cricket Club
Awarded £2,000 for facilities improvement

Cheshire Villages Great War Society
Awarded £450 for an event

WHAM
Awarded £1,000 for the night shelter

Macclesfield Pioneering Women
Awarded £500 towards an event

Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition
Awarded £250 for the event

1st Moss Rose Scouts
Awarded £1,100 for equipment

Macclesfield and District Scouting Museum
Awarded £1,750 towards museum improvements

Royal British Legion, Macclesfield
Awarded £100 towards a commemoration event

Macclesfield Garden Festival
Awarded £750 towards the event

Age UK Cheshire East
Awarded £1,750 to help launch the Macclesfield Shed as part of the Men in Sheds project

Silkfest
Awarded £250 for promotion of the festival

Weston Community Choir
Awarded £750 to fund the promotion of the choir

Macclesfield Royal British Legion
Awarded £100 towards Pachendale commemorations

Macclesfield Garden Festival
Awarded £750 to fund community aspects of the festival

Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society
Awarded a grant of £172.54 for the printing of promotional materials

Community Artspace
Awarded a grant of £1,600 to purchase a stage for use at community events

Macclesfield Eye Society
Awarded a grant of £2,000 to set up a support group

Just Drop In
Awarded a grant of £550 for refurbishment works

Macclesfield Civic Society
Awarded a grant of £300 for the annual Civic Awards

Byrons Lane Allotments Association
Awarded a grant of £680 for site repairs

Treehouse
Awarded a grant of £500 to provide a Christmas lunch and party to vulnerable people in Macclesfield

Community Artspace
Awarded a grant of £500 to help bring the ADP Riot Tour to Macclesfield in November 2016

Glassball public Art installation
Awarded a grant of £5,000 to provide public art through the Waters Green underpass

South Park Allotment Association
Awarded a grant of £2,000 for site clearance

Friends for Leisure
Awarded a grant of £500 to provide activities for children in Macclesfield.

Church of the Resurrection
Awarded a grant of £2,000 for building and refurbishment works

St Michael and All Angels’ Church
Awarded a grant of £2,000 towards retaining a heritage lighting feature

Cheshire Streetwise
Awarded a grant of £329.46 to fund the purchase of PA and event equipment

Macclesfield Boys’ Boxing Club
Awarded a grant of £2,000 towards buying new training  equipment

Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers
Awarded a grant of £250 to buy and install bird boxes.

Macclesfield South Park Allotments Society
Awarded a grant of £2,000 to support their work to improve and clear the site.

Macclesfield Youth Brass Band
Awarded a grant of £462 to support their purchase of band uniforms.

Macclesfield Hope – Street Angels
Awarded a grant of £420 to support their night time work in Macclesfield with people needing assistance.

Macclesfield Junior Football Club
Awarded a grant of £1908.04 to provide failities and improvements at their ground in Jasmine Park.

Macclesfield Just Drop In
Awarded a grant of £1657.94to improve their IT facilities for young  people seeking help and support

Macclesfield Parkside Bowling Club
Awarded a grant of £3000 towards improvements and facilities at their bowling green.

Macclesfield Time Out Group
Awarded a grant of £500 for their work and inclusion project.

Macclesfield Literary & Philosophical Society
Awarded a grant of £131 to help them with their insurance costs, enabling them to continue promoting culture and arts in the town.

Macclesfield and District Canoe Club
Awarded a grant of £500 towards the  purchase and installation of an equipment and canoe store.

Senior Voice for Macclesfield
Awarded a grant of £500 to help them with their work and publication of information to help people in Macclesfield.

Canalside Radio
Awarded a grant of £1000 fto help them upgrade their studio facilities and support their youth training work

Cre8 Macclesfield
Awarded a grant of £1200 for work to refurbish their premises

Macclesfield Live at Home
Awarded a grant of £12000 to support their work with older people in the community.

Macclesfield Museums
Awarded a grant of £10,000 to support their grant applications for capital works

Macclesfield Civic Society
Awarded a grant of £200 for their Civic Awards, which rewards positive contributions and improvements in the built environment.

Macclesfield Pioneering Women
Awarded a grant for £600 support their work in raising awareness of the pioneering work of women in Macclesfield.

Cheshire Streetwise
Awarded a grant for £242.50 to support their community furniture project.

Brookfield Lane Allotments Association
Awarded a grant for £450 to buy some much needed gardening equipment.

Barnaby Festival
Awarded a grant for £10,000 to support their biennial festival.

Friends of Victoria Park Carols in the Park
Awarded a grant for £500 to support their Christmas event.

Food 4 Macc Potato and Seed Day
Awarded a grant for £500 to support their annual event.

War & Conscience event
Awarded a grant for £265 to support the location hire for their event.

Macclesfield Art Space
Awarded a grant for £250 to support their project.