Through the Community Fund you can bid for any amount up to a maximum of £2,000.  

Before you begin the application, please read through the eligibility criteria in the community fund leaflet.

Before you start your application, please make sure you have both of the documents below to hand: 

  • A copy of your group’s bank statement clearly displaying your sort code and account number 
  • A copy of your governing document 

You will not be able to submit your application until you upload both documents.  

The Customer Panel, which is made up of local residents, will use the information you provide to assess your application. Please provide as much information as possible when completing the application form. 

Should you have any problems completing the application please contact us at [email protected]  

Once you start this application you will not be able to save it, you must complete the form and submit in one visit. 

The SKylight Community Fund will re-open for applications at 10am on Friday 20th January. Be quick! Once we reach our maximum allocation for this round of funding our application link will close. If our maximum isn’t reached the fund will remain open until 10am on Monday 6th February. Don’t miss out, apply now!

Community Fund Form

1) About your group or organisation:

In order to qualify for the SKylight Community Fund, your project must meet all the following criteria. Please tick the following to confirm your project is eligible to apply for the funding.
Please tick at least one
Please provide full address including the postcode
Please include the postcode

2) If your group or organisation is an unincorporated association (community group) please fill out the following. If your group or organisation is a registered charity please skip to Q3

Please only answer Q3 if you are a charity

200 words maximum

6) About your project:

You will need to provide 2 quotes/screenshots for any items in excess of £500. Please provide actual costs, we will not accept applications with estimated costs.
100 words maximum
Please aim for around 150 words
Please aim for around 150 words
Marple Youth Project promotion

Marple Youth Community Fund Case Study

In September 2021, the Marple Youth Project were awarded £1,000 from the SKylight Community Fund. The group, which was started earlier in 2021, also successfully raised funds through crowd funding and other grant bids. 

paper mache art piece

Community Fund awarded to Forward

With LGBT+ History Month approaching next month, we thought it would be a great time to reflect on the incredible events Forward put on in celebration of the month last year, funded by the Community Fund.

man and woman in front of table with food

Cracking Good Food awarded Community Fund

Cracking Good Food launched in 2010, with the aim of encouraging and supporting more people to cook affordable, seasonal and nutritious homemade food from scratch.

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Read the community fund leaflet for more details and eligibility criteria.