We have been extremely fortunate to have been the recipients of a few grants at the end of 2019 and start of 2020.
Forever Manchester – has supported us with our free Community Xmas Concert which enabled us to give all children a free present from Santa and helped with ensuring that the room was festively decorated. We were also able fit-out Santa and his elves.
The Co-operative – Marple Co-op have chosen to support us as one of their local charities and so members of the Co-op can go online to nominate us to receive the 1% charity donation that is made by the Co-op whenever you use your membership card. We are part of the Co-op community funding from October 27th 2019 to October 24th 2020. You can support us at www.coop.co.uk/membership.
Foyles Foundation – Have given us a massive boost with a £5,800 grant towards new instruments, music scores and uniform jackets.
National Lottery 25th Birthday Grant – We applied for money to cover costs of putting on our free concerts in Spring and Autumn at the Methodist Church and were successful in a random draw that they made. This will cover all our out of pocket expenses.
We would like to extend a massive thankyou to these organisations without whom we would be struggle to pay for the resources required to run the band and to maintain our new position in the 1st Section.
BAND SUPPORTERS (Previously known as VP’s)
We are as always, indebted to our band supporters who help us financially to maintain the upkeep of the band. If you would like to become a band supporter please contact our secretary firstname.lastname@example.org