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Manchester City Council Covid-19 Impact Fund

8 Jan 2021 - 10:17 by michelle.foster

manchester city council£300,000 is available for voluntary sector activity to support mental health and wellbeing and reduce social isolation in Manchester.

Manchester City Council are particularly interested in support for the following groups:

  • BAME communities
  • Disabled people
  • LGBTQ+ communities
  • North Manchester residents
  • Older People

The fund will also consider applications to support other groups. Applicants will be required to evidence their reasons for the people they will work with, demonstrating strong connections to people at high risk of multiple negative impacts from Covid-19. This could include evidence around health, social and economic issues, and delivering activity targeted at young people or adults, in a particular geographical area or community of identity.

Grants available:

  • Up to £10,000 for organisations applying on their own
  • Up to £30,000 for organisations applying in partnership

Unconstituted groups can partner with a constituted group who can apply on their behalf.

Support to apply:
Manchester City Council are running 1 hour virtual drop in sessions for those thinking about applying on

  • 11 January, 2pm
  • 12 January, 10am
  • 27 January, 10am
  • 18 February, 2pm

To register to attend email: omfunds@manchester.gov.uk.

For more information and to apply click here


  • 18 January 2021, 3pm
  • 8 February 2021, 3pm
  • 1 March 2021, 3pm
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