Each month, our Trustees come together to award grants from our two core funds. The 'Stronger Communities Fund' (SCF), where we seek applications from community groups looking to make a difference in their area, and the 'Manchester's Rising Stars Fund' where we award grants supporting ambitious young Mancunians.
This month, we awarded 5 SCF grants totalling £17,673! Here is the full list of those fantastic local initiatives, and we look forward to sharing further details about them with you over the month.
Project: Expanding the capacity of their boxing facilities to cater for the 100+ young people that come through their doors each week.
Location: Moss Side, Hulme and Whalley Range in South Manchester
Project: 'Musical Connections', a fortnightly music-making project to combat loneliness and social exclusion for older adults in Brooklands Church of the Nazarene.
Location: Wythenshawe, in South Manchester.
Project: Providing football sessions for children aged 2 to 10, with community spirit right at the heart of the club's activities.
Location: Based in Moston and Newton Heath, reaching children across North Manchester
Project: 'Learn with Humans' cooking sessions for families struggling in the economic climate, focused on creating exciting and nutritious recipes for the family using budget ingredients.
Location: Blackley and surrounding areas in North Manchester
Project: 'Talk and Share Cafe', coffee morning sessions for isolated residents to have conversations and share food, facilitated by a qualified counsellor.
Location: Beswick, Clayton and Openshaw in East Manchester