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Big Change MCR

Big Change MCR

What is Big Change MCR?

Manchester Homelessness Partnership established Big Change MCR in 2016 in recognition that people who are homeless and have rough slept in the City of Manchester often need financial support to overcome the practical barriers to them becoming active, independent members of their community and avoid sleeping rough.

Fundraised donations to Big Change MCR provide homeless people who have rough slept in the city with resources to acquire the practical items they need to build new lives off the streets and which support long-term change.

For example, these resources include: deposits for homes, employment-related training courses, clothes for job interviews, furnishings for new accommodation, household items, travel costs, etc.

How Big Change MCR funding is used

From 1 April 2020, Macc became administrator of the Big Change MCR fund on behalf of Manchester Homelessness Partnership.

The many voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations that are registered members of Manchester Homelessness Partnership can bid into the fund on behalf of people who are homeless and have slept rough in the city that are the organisations’ clients.

Macc processes the applications received from registered partnership applicants and liaises with the fund’s selection panel. If applications are approved for support, Macc liaises with the applicant and transfers the funding upon proof of purchase being provided.

How to support Big Change MCR

Big Change MCR has already raised over £270,000 and helped over 1500 individuals! With your help we can support even more people to move away from the streets.

Donate online via


Donate by text via


To make a one-off text donation for £5: Text BIGCHANGEMCR 5 to 70460

Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.

If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text BIGCHANGEMCRNOINFO 5 to 70460.

Alternatively, you can text any whole-pound amount between £1 and £20, e.g. text BIGCHANGEMCR 20 to donate £20.

Contact Macc about Big Change MCR

For further information or to discuss other ways you can support Big Change MCR as a donor, fundraiser or supporter, please contact Oliver Cranfield on 0161 834 9823 or email: bigchangemcr@macc.org.uk