Parklife Community Fund
The Community Fund, run by Parklife and in cooperation with Manchester and Bury councils, is the result of the Festival’s approach to partnership working, and from the 2017 festival made £44,000 available for the benefit of community groups. Priority was given to groups and projects that utilise parks and open spaces.
The money was raised from contributions from festival attendees. £26,000 was donated to support the officially championed charity ‘Superjosh’, for brain tumour sufferers and families. An additional £5,000 was raised through festival tickets being donated to various charities for raffles and auctions – taking the total amount raised for charitable causes from Parklife 2017 to more than £75,000.
The Parklife Community Fund provides a portion of Manchester City Council Neighbourhood Investment Fund and also enables Bury Council to budget for their own annual scheme. The Manchester portion of the fund covers Higher Blackley and Crumpsall. The Bury portion will cover Sedgley, Holyrood and St Mary’s.
Read more about the 26 groups and organisations that received funding from the 2017 allocation.