MORE than 30 community groups are set to get boosts after collectively receiving £130,000 in recovery funds.

Funds for Bury Council's Let's Do It Together Neighbourhood Pitch have been made available to give each neighbourhood the chance to address inequality and poverty in the area.

In Bury East, Prestwich and Whitefield neighbourhoods, 1,317 residents cast more than 6,500 votes for projects they want to see get support through the funds.

For the East neighbourhood, covering East, Moorside and Redvales wards, this included an 'in-person' pitch at the Mosses Centre on December 5.

Cllr Richard Gold, communities cabinet member, said: "I'm delighted that we have been able to support an array of different community projects which will support recovery in our neighbourhoods.

"Bury Council's Neighbourhood Pitch initiative has seen hundreds of people in each part of the borough have their say on how best to support local priorities as we collectively respond to the impact of the pandemic.

"We look forward to bringing all the successful groups together in the new year, when safe to do so, to showcase their projects and provide further opportunities for local residents to find out more about the project and how they can get involved with them."

For neighbourhoods in the north and west of Bury, after consultation with ward councillors and community groups, the in-person pitches have been postponed until next year, a decision which will be reviewed in January.

Online voting for these neighbourhoods can still be done at

Details for the Parklife Community Fund, opening in the new year, will be available at from January 4.

So far, the recipients that have been announced included The BAME Project, which was awarded £5,000, The Big Fandago, which won £3,649 and Bury Active Women's Centre, which received £5,000.

Several other groups have won £5,000 including Bury Athletics Club, Bury Defence Academy, Bury Street Pastors, Bury STARS, Veterans Hub Cafe, Friends of Bury Young Carers, Jinnah Centre, Clean Team Prestwich, Friends of Prestwich Forest Park, Friendship Circle, Incredible Edible Prestwich, Jewel Foundation, Jigsaw and the Phoenix Centre.