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What we do

We Love MCR Charity improves the lives and life chances of Manchester people.

Our aim is to support the residents of Manchester who are in the greatest need to reach their full potential. Every penny raised stays here in Manchester, helping to bring positive benefits to communities throughout the City.

We support a wide range of projects and initiatives. The charity provides funds and support to local community groups, projects and individuals through two funds; the Community Grants Programme and the Short Breaks for All Grant Programme.

Since 2011 the charity has supported over 160 community groups and projects in Manchester. As well as enabling 325 adults and 595 children to experience a short break as a family. Many of the families we support have never had the opportunity to experience a holiday together and spend important time as a family away from their normal environment.

Read more about the brilliant projects we are supporting and find out how we are really making a difference to the lives of people involved.

We welcome applications from individuals and community groups throughout the City of Manchester, regardless of age, religion, ethnic origin or social background. Find out how you can apply for funds here.

‘Give a little, Help a lot’. We need your help to raise funds so we can continue to support a wide range of grass roots community groups in Manchester. Find out how you can get involved by visiting our fundraising pages.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester

The Lord Mayor of Manchester for 2017/8 is Councillor Eddy Newman. Click here to read more about The Lord Mayor.

Our History 

In October 2011 the historic Lord Mayor of Manchester's Charity Appeal Trust entered a new phase under the banner of the We Love MCR Charity. 

The charity adopted the look and feel of the hugely successful I Love Manchester campaign which became the symbol of the positive action taken by residents and businesses following disturbances in the City in 2011.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester's Charity Appeal Trust is a registered charity with number 1066972.


Cllr Eddy Newman