About Irwell Valley Housing Association
Based in Manchester since 1973, Irwell Valley Housing Association (IVHA) is an award winning organisation providing homes and services to over 16,000 residents across Bolton, Bury, Salford, Trafford, Manchester, Tameside and Stockport, Pendle and Rossendale, Lancaster and Rochdale.
Although Irwell Valley is an established and traditional housing association, we see ourselves as more than just a landlord. Our values of respect, dignity, happiness, trust, wellbeing and social justice are embedded in all we do and reflected within our mission statement:
'To create the conditions in which customers and colleagues can enjoy living and working and realise their full potential.'
In support of this Irwell Valley has provided a dedicated resource to deliver a range of neighbourhood initiatives and improvement schemes over a long period of time.
About Irwell Valley Golden Foundation - mission and values
The idea of developing the Golden Foundation emerged from Irwell Valley’s long history of improving the quality of life of residents through personal advancement and the development of pleasant and safe neighbourhoods.
The Irwell Valley Golden Foundation was established to support people finding local solutions to local problems and encourage positive change where respect, happiness, trust, wellbeing, access to education and employment are cultivated and celebrated through positive engagement with local residents, complementary agencies, services and others delivering projects in our neighbourhoods, We want our residents to feel happy in their homes and neighbourhoods.
Since its formation in September 2009, the Golden Foundation has supported a number of community groups and individuals in a variety of ways whose work has formed the grassroots of real and lasting positive change. The Irwell Valley Golden Foundation is a long term commitment to support our neighbourhoods.
Who can apply?
Applications will be considered from:
* If an individual under the age of 18 wishes to apply for funding the consent of a parent/guardian must be supplied and they must countersign the application form
How much can I apply for?
What we will not fund
Support for your application
If you have a project or idea, be it big or small but need some help getting it off the ground, then get in touch. If you would like to discuss your project idea in more detail before completing an application form, or have any questions, please contact your Neighbourhood Manager, Scheme Coordinator, Financial Inclusion Officer or Debt Prevention Officer. Don’t worry if you have no experience of applying for grants as we will provide you with all the guidance, support and advice that you need.
If you are a community or voluntary group operating in an Irwell Valley area but do not know the Neighbourhood Manager, please contact Irwell Valley who will provide you with their details: Tel: 0161 610 1000.
How to apply
Please click on the links below to download the Golden Foundation Application form, which can be completed online or by hand. Don’t worry if you have no experience in applying for grants. We will provide all the guidance, support and advice you need - and you don’t need to be a formally constituted group to make an application.
Irwell Valley Golden Foundation aims to assess each application equally and fairly. We strive to ensure that our procedures do not discriminate against any group or individual. Our Panel makes the final decision on applications and there is no right to appeal.
We consider all applications in competition with each other and we understand that you will be disappointed if we decide not to offer you a grant. If your application is not successful, we will write to you explaining the reasons why.
Click here to view our Annual Report
The Golden Foundation will be meeting on the following dates during 2017:
|Date Applications to be Submitted - by 10am||Date of Circulation||Date of Meeting|
|10th January 2017||17th January 2017||24th January 2017 - Quarterly Meeting|
|7th February 2017||14th February 2017||21st February 2017|
|7th March 2017||14th March 2017||21st March 2017|
|4th April 2017||11th April 2017||18th April 2017 - Quarterly Meeting|
|2nd May 2017||9th May 2017||16th May 2017|
|30th May 2017||6th June 2017||13th June 2017|
|27th June 2017||4th July 2017||11th July - Quarterly Meeting|
|1st August 2017||8th August 2017||15th August 2017|
|29th August 2017||5th September 2017||12th September 2017|
|26th September 2017||3rd October 2017||10th October 2017 - Quarterly Meeting|
|31st October 2017||7th November 2017||14th November 2017|