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Ambitious young Mancs We Love MCR funded in June!

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' (MRSF) where we award grants supporting ambitious young Mancunians.


In June, we awarded 6 MRSF grants totalling £8,935! Here is a list of those young people supported by We Love MCR, and we look forward to sharing further details about them with you as their journeys progress.


Alexander, 20

Ambition: To run his own sports massage business.

Awarded: £1,900

For: Massage course and workshop costs.

“I am so grateful and appreciative for the grant you have awarded me. It will have a profound impact on my ambition to become a sports masseuse and shape the trajectory of my future career. Thank you for believing in me and providing this invaluable opportunity. Your generosity will never be forgotten.”

S*, 20

Ambition: To become a mechanical engineer, conducting research that implements positive change across the world.

Awarded: £1,330

For: Flight cost to New York to take up a scholarship, Student Visa fees, orientation fee and one night’s accommodation.

“I'm so grateful to the We Love MCR Charity for this award and for allowing me to pursue my dreams. It's such a huge weight off my shoulders not having to worry about how I'll get to the university I've worked so hard to earn a place at - I wasn't sure how I'd make it otherwise. Thank you so much.”

Shanaz, 17

Ambition: To become a versatile beauty specialist.

Awarded: £400

For: ‘Russian lashes’ course costs.

“I’m so pleased that the We Love MCR has funded me £400 for a beauty course that I’ve wanted to do. This is a career that I’ve always wanted to achieve, and I’ve finally got the chance to. I want to say a huge thank you!”

Akisha, 16

Ambition: To make a career as a professional DJ.

Awarded: £1,977.99

For: DJ controller, laptop and hard drive.

“Words can’t even explain the happiness I feel right now. Receiving the MRSF award will help me a lot in the future, especially now I don’t have to worry about the financial side. I will forever be grateful. Thank you”

Julia, 16

Ambition: To run her own successful nail business.

Awarded: £3,200

For: Furniture, nail equipment, business costs.



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