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Giving Back to Communities in Heywood


Greater Manchester Police is launching a brand new initiative to put money seized from criminals back in to local communities.


“Giving Back” helps GMP and partners give money to individuals, organisations and groups to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour in their neighbourhoods. This is part of GMP’s commitment to listening to and working with people to tackle the issues that matter most to them.


People can bid for between £100 and £10,000 in Heywood and GMP is looking for people to put forward their ideas for how the money could be spent and then decide who gets funding.


Chief Superintendent Paul Savill from Greater Manchester Police said: “It’s crucial that the people who live in our area have the final say on how funding is allocated as part of this scheme. We worked hard to find out which issues matter most to communities so it’s only right that we ask them to decide how it can best be tackled".


“By working together and putting money gained illegally back into our areas, we can continue to create a happier, healthier and safer place to live, work and enjoy.” 


GMP welcomes ideas from individuals, groups or organisations for innovative projects that focus on tackling antisocial behaviour and make their neighbourhood a better place to live.


The Force and its partners are also holding an event, inviting applicants who are successful at the first stage of the process to present their idea to people from the community – they need as many people as possible from the area to come along, listen to the ideas and vote for the one they think will make the most difference.



If you think you or a group/organisation you’re involved with have a great idea to help tackle antisocial behaviour visit to apply to the scheme.


For more information on “Giving Back” in Heywood, or to submit an electronic application form please email:-


Paper applications can be picked up & dropped off at the following locations:-


Phoenix Centre

Heywood Library


Heywood Fire station

Heap Bridge Social Club

Heady Hill Community Centre

Cherwell Centre



Support with application is available by attending any of the above locations or contacting the following email



Applications close midnight on Thursday 26th April 2018 after which a public event will be held for those who are successful at the application process to pitch their idea to the public:

Saturday 12th May 2018 at 10am-2pm at Heywood Civic centre.


For more information contact GMP Senior PR Officer Kate Meighan on 0161 856 2284/

Giving Back is funded by ARIS – the  Asset Recovery Incentivisation Scheme - which helps the Force use money taken from criminals (or that they have had to pay back once they’ve been convicted of doing something illegal) to help communities.

© Heywood Town 2017

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