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Community projects We Love MCR funded in July!

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.

Award: £3,950

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.

Award: £3,696

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.

Award: £3,500

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.

Award: £3,247

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.

Award: £3,280

Location: Beswick, Clayton and Openshaw in East Manchester


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