As it stands, we have awarded grants to over 130 groups across the City of Manchester from our Covid-19 Community Response Fund. These range from supported accommodation for rough sleepers & emergency funds for domestic abuse charities, to groups keeping our school-age children unable to attend schools engaged and active & local groups sending out activity packs to isolated elderly members of their communities.

The following list is a live documentation of all the groups we’ve awarded grants to so far, and it will keep increasing! They’re in A-Z order, and will state the area of Manchester they operate in (North, Central, South or City-Wide) aswell as the remit of the organisation. Some will have stories attached, so please click to learn more about their role in Manchester’s response to Covid-19.

List is accurate as of May 1st 2020.

  • 4CT  –  North  –  Young people support
  • Age UK  –  City Wide  –  Charity working with older people
  • AKT (Formally Albert Kennedy Trust)  –  City Wide  –  Support for Young LGBT+ People (16-25)
  • Antz Junction  –  City Wide  –  Ex-Offenders
  • Aquarius Centre  –  Central (Hulme)  –  Community centre in Hulme
  • Ardwick and Longsight Food bank Food Provider
  • ARMR Central BAME support
  • Back on Track City Wide Support mental health, offending, substance misuse and homelessness
  • Barnabus City Wide Homelessness organisation
  • Barrakah Food Bank Central Foodbank 
  • Being There City Wide Offer support to people with life limiting illnesses, carers and families throughout Manchester
  • Benchill community centre South Community Centre
  • Bennet Street TARA Central Residents association whose members are mostly self-isolating
  • Blossom Foundation North Support for BAME young women
  • Burnage Good Neighbours South (Burnage) Good neighbour scheme
  • Caribbean and African Health Network City Wide Health network
  • Caritas Older People’s Service – North – Support for Older people
  • Cash for Kids – City Wide Charity
  • Centrepoint City Wide Youth homelessness
  • Chatterbox project North Community centre
  • Cheetham Hill Advice Centre North Advice centre
  • Christian Restoration Manchester North Religious organisation
  • Church of The Apostles / Barnabus Food Provider
  • Citizens advice Manchester City Wide Advice service
  • Compassion Food Bank Central Food Provider
  • Cornerstone Central Hostel
  • Cracking Good Food City Wide Food delivery service
  • Creative City England CIty wide Normally we work with young people in community spaces within some of Manchester’s most deprived communities. Our projects boost confidence, wellbeing and connection to community using the arts
  • De Paul City Wide Youth homelessness
  • DMSF City Wide Sports foundations
  • Emerge City Wide Food distribution
  • Emmeline’s Pantry Food Provider
  • Ethnic Forum Central Advice centre
  • Europia CIty Wide Support for EU Nationals
  • Family Action North Family support
  • Family Action Food Club City Wide Food club
  • FC United North Community football club
  • Gateway Debt advice M40 North Debt advice service
  • Great Angels Foundations City Wide Sickle cell support
  • Great Minds Together Central Educational support for SEND children and famiiles
  • Greater Manchester Law centre City Wide Legal advice and support 
  • Healthy Me, Healthy Communities North and central Community Grocer
  • Heart and Parcel City Wide Provide cooking and ESOL classes to women from different communities who need to develop their ESOL skills in order to engage with society in the UK 
  • Henshaws City wide Visual Impairment
  • Highway Hope – Central Community Group
  • His Church Food Provider
  • Home start CIty Wide Offer support to vulnerable families across Manchester
  • Homes of Hope South and north Homelessness
  • Hope for Justice City Wide and GM Modern slavery
  • Humankind North Homeless hostel
  • Humans MCR Manchester and GM Food
  • Irk Community school North Community school
  • Justlife Foundation Central Hidden Homeless
  • KYSCO (resubmission) Central Youth groups
  • Lakeside CIC North Community centre
  • Levenshulme Inspire Central Community centre
  • Levenshulme Youth project South Youth
  • LGBT Foundation CIty Wide Support for LGBT+ people
  • Lifted Carer centre Central and South Support for Carers of adults with learning disabilities
  • Living Stones Educational Trust North Usually organise a weekly homework club in Newton Heath
  • MAD theatre company North Theatre company
  • Make Lunch South Manchester South Holiday hunger club
  • Manchester Metropolitan University City wide University
  • Manchester Migrant Solidarity City Wide Migrant support
  • Manchester Rape Crisis CIty Wide Service offering emotional support and counselling to victims of Rape in Manchester
  • Manchester Refugee Support Network City wide Support service for refugees
  • Manchester secondary PRU City Wide Pupil referral unit
  • Manchester Urban diggers City wide Community Garden project
  • Manchester Youth Zone North Youth
  • MASH City Wide Support for women in sex work
  • MCR cares City Wide Loneliness and befriending service
  • Melissus Project Central Homelessness
  • Migrant Destitution Fund City wide Migrant destitution fund
  • Mind City Wide Mental health
  • Mood Swings City Wide Mental health 
  • Morning Star Hostel Central Homelessness
  • Myriad Foundation North Community centre 
  • Nasfat North Islamic Centre
  • Nephra Good Neighbours – North Good neighbour scheme (mainly old people)
  • North Manchester Group Partnership North Advice service
  • North Road Living Social Groups North Older people social group
  • North West Youth Theatre North Youth Theatre company
  • Nurturing Foundations North Youth support
  • Odd Arts City Wide Young People
  • Old hall Quilters North Quilting / sewing group
  • Olive Pathway South DV suport for BAME clients 
  • On Top of the World Central (Hulme) Community Arts organisation
  • Open Kitchen Food Provider
  • Parish of the Good Shepard and St Barnabus North Church
  • People First Manchester City Wide Adults with learning needs
  • PIE (Pursuing individual excellence) – South Education
  • Proper Job Theatre company City Wide Health and wellbeing for young people
  • Proud to be Parents City Wide Service to support LGBT parents and parents to be GM wide
  • Rainbow Haven City Wide Asylum seekers
  • Rainbow Surprise North Food Provider
  • Rapid Relief City Wide Food provision and delivery
  • Reach out to the community South Homelessness
  • Revive North Asulym, migrant and refugee suport 
  • Revolution Youth King Church South Youth but providing food support
  • Ronald McDonald house City Wide Support for families whose children are in hospital
  • Roy Castle Lung Foundation City wide and GM Lung cancer charity
  • Safety for Sisters City Wide Support agency for migrant women fleeing violence
  • Salvation Army North Church
  • Send care City Wide Support for Autistic young people
  • Sheikh Nazim Helping Hands CIty Wide Domestic abuse service offering food parcels, cooked meals and travel systems for women fleeing DV
  • Sierra Leone Organisation of GM City Wide and GM Support for people from Sierra Leone
  • Somali Advice Link City wide Advice service
  • St Ann’s Hospice GM Palliative care
  • St Cross Food bank North Foodbank
  • Step together City Wide Young People
  • Swan Kitchens – back on Track Food Provider
  • The Boaz Trust City Wide Asylum seekers
  • The Bread and Butter Thing Food Provider
  • The Lalley Centre in Collyhurst Collyhurst Brings together schools, parishes and the local community 
  • The Mens Rooms City Wide Supporting men and Trans men in sex work
  • The Mustard Tree City wide Homelessness
  • The Place at Platt Lane Central Community centre
  • The Proud trust City Wide Youth LGBT+ support
  • The Salvation Army Openshaw Food Provider
  • The Shaw centre North Learning disability
  • The Tree of Life Food Provider
  • Thomas Regan Social Fun Central Older people
  • Thrive South Young people
  • TLC – Talk, Listen, Change City Wide Relationship advice and support 
  • TLC ST Lukes Central Mental health support
  • Together Dementia Support City Wide Dementia support group
  • Together One City Wide Creative wellbeing courses and activities for people with mental and emotional issues
  • Tree of life South Community centre (with foodbank)
  • Unity Radio City Wide Community radio station
  • Utopia North Youth Dance classes
  • Venture Arts Arts organisation with learning disabled people
  • Visit from the Stork GM Wide (but will focus on Manchester) Parenting support
  • WAST City wide Women asylum seekers together
  • Well of Hope Food Provider
  • Widows Empowerment Trust North Support for widows
  • Women Matta City Wide (and Trafford) Female offenders
  • WWTW (resubmission) City wide and GM Support for ex-military personnel
  • Wythenshawe Safespots South Domestic violence support