We Love Manchester Stronger Communities Fund is calling on community groups and individuals in Manchester to apply for funding of up to £2000 for initiatives that will bring their communities together. The Charity wants to celebrate Manchester’s uniqueness, multicultural neighbourhoods and youthful energy. Manchester is a diverse city and we recognise the importance of building strong relationships across our diverse communities. The city has a long history of people working together in cooperation, and we believe the need to pull together is even more vital as our city continues to change and grow.

We are looking to support projects which have one or more of the following themes:

  • Pride – celebrating neighbourhoods and the people that live there
  • Connect – bringing people together to celebrate the diversity in our city
  • Educate – providing the chance for people to learn about where they live and their neighbours, both within and across Manchester’s wards

It’s a simple process:

APPLICATION

Complete your application online and submit, then please email your supporting

information to welovemcrcharity@manchester.gov.uk.

Alternatively you can download a form to complete and return by email.

INITIAL ASSESSMENT

Your application will be reviewed by our Assessor. You will receive an email explaining the next step, eg Queries to be addressed; Rejection of application; Confirmation your application is going forward to Trustees for consideration.

GRANT PANEL REVIEW

For complex applications, we may consider them in our Grant Panel before a Trustee meeting. If this applies, we will keep you informed.

TRUSTEE DECISION

Decisions on Grant awards are made at Trustee meetings. The calendar for these appears further down this page.

DECISION OUTCOME

You should be advised of the Trustees’ decision about your Application by email within 1 week of their meeting.

GRANT FUNDING AGREEMENT

Your Grant offer will come with specific requirements from us, such as on reporting to us the Impacts of your Grant and sending photographs for us to use in our website and social media. You must sign and return this before we transfer Grant monies to your bank account.

Applying for Funding

To apply you must be supporting or working with communities within the City of Manchester. Applications from projects based in the wider Greater Manchester area will not be considered. Applications from individuals will be considered but you must have a sponsor organisation, who will endorse your application and act as a guarantor.

Applying for funding is really straight forward. First please download our Guidance Notes to check if you are eligible and your project fits our criteria. When you are ready to apply please complete the online application form. Alternatively download the application form and return your completed form via email to the address below or in the post if you prefer. Please complete each section of the application form, provide requested supporting evidence and give written quotes for all costs.

Please note the deadlines for applications for 2019/20, which are in the table below.

Download the guidance notes

Apply online

Read the Terms and Conditions

Alternatively you can download our application form and submit by email to welovemcrcharity@manchester.gov.uk

Trustee Meetings Calendar 2019-20

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

13 DECEMBER 2019

6 MARCH 2020

TRUSTEE MEETINGS

14 JANUARY 2020

7 APRIL 2020