The Irwell Valley Foundation has a long history of supporting people, improving places and bringing communities together.
Set up to help people find local solutions to local problems and encourage positive change within the communities we serve, the foundation provides funding to help people with their personal development and wellbeing, as well as projects and initiatives that benefit the wider community.
Last year we donated £64,000 to projects and initiatives that improved the lives of our customers and their local communities.
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This year we are looking to invest £100,000 to support people, improve places and boost communities.
Discover how you could benefit from our support and apply today.
Anyone can apply to the Irwell Valley Foundation. You don't need to be one of our customers, so long as what you want to achieve will benefit the communities we serve.
We welcome applications from:
If you are under the age of 18, please arrange for a parent or guardian to countersign your application.
Applications are reviewed once a month. The outcome of this will be confirmed within seven days after we have made our decision. If your application is successful, you will receive an email or letter with an offer of funding.
If you are not successful we will still let you know. We will explain why and if possible, we will suggest other people or organisation who may be able to help.
We want to spend our money wisely and provide the maximum benefit to our customers and the communities we serve. Therefore we might not approve an application if we feel:
The work of the Irwell Valley Foundation is overseen by a panel of Irwell Valley Homes customers, colleagues and Board members. The panel members meet once a month to oversee the work of the foundation and consider funding applications.
The endowment fund investment of £2m is managed by Forever Manchester, the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester, registered charity number 1017504.