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The Pitch Funding Event

The way in which we deliver community funding at Bury Council is changing. Applications to Community Funds will now take the form of Participatory Budgeting events. This is a democratic process where the public take control being the key voice on which projects will be delivered locally.

Bury Council November 2017 Community Funding

Bury Council are offering community groups throughout the Borough of Bury a chance to secure up to £1,000 for local projects that actively contribute to the health and wellbeing of residents within their neighbourhood.


Projects should be community led and demonstrate that they help people to help themselves and others live a good life. Applications that meet the criteria must attend ‘The Pitch’ presentation events, where those in attendance VOTE for which projects they wish to see funded.

Who can apply?

Groups (both constituted and non-constituted) that are undertaking projects taking place within the Borough.


November 2017 Community Fund has now closed.
There will be another round of Bury Council Community Funds available Spring 2018. Keep posted for more information. 

If you have a project in Prestwich, please go to the ParkLife Community Fund page for details of how to apply. 

What happens at The Pitch?

  • Applicants present a 3 minute pitch about their project
  • Attendees are asked to mark FIVE projects on the ballot paper
  • Votes are counted and results announced at the event 

The 'Pitch' Events

Everyone is welcome to attend the following 'Pitch' events and help support local groups access local money for their projects.


2017-2018 Successful Projects

Getting involved, making a difference and working together for a better Bury  

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ruth Shedwick
Contact Position
Neighbourhood Engagement Co-ordinator
0161 253 5327
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This page was last updated on: 06/12/2017