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.
In June, we awarded 8 SCF grants totalling £26,500! 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: To better resource + maintain the children's area of their community allotments.
Project: A festival event, in its second year, celebrating African diaspora culture in North Manchester with performances, stalls and workshops.
Location: Moston & Harpurhey
Project: The award will go towards funding their weekly dementia support group’s musical provision - for yet another year of We Love MCR funding!
Project: English classes for members of the Syrian refugee community, seeking to build relationships and integrate more successfully in Manchester.
Project: “everything, to write home about” – a series of art workshops for older local residents experiencing loneliness and social exclusion.
Project: Tai-chi classes for local residents with long term health conditions.
Project: “Feel Good Stitch Club” – a 6 month thread journalling project for local people with mental health struggles.
Location: City Centre
Project: A year of beginners IT Courses for local residents vulnerable to isolation
Location: Whalley Range