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Previous Spirit of Manchester Fund grantees

In 2022, Spirit of Manchester mini-grants were given and here are the stories from the organisations who received them:

Here are stories from organisations who have previously been awarded grants through our Spirit of Manchester Fund:

Beautiful minds Edo Diaspora
CAN-Survive Active Youths Foundation


In 2019, using the monies donated last year we awarded seven mini-grants that funded the following activities:

Creative City England CIC
Dreams for Longsight

Fathers' Corner

Friends of Hulme Park
Hulme History Walks

Creative City England Friends of Hukme Park
Poetry-writing and zine-making workshops for three youth groups in Longsight on the theme of hopes and dreams for the area Trialling a “Fathers’ Corner” aimed at improving relationships between fathers of East European-origin and their children through the teaching of games and activities the fathers played as children A series of guided local history walks for Hulme residents, highlighting places of historical interest including the engraved floor plaques in Hulme Park, whilst encouraging walks as a healthy activity


Let's Keep Growing!
Community Garden Workshops

Manchester BME Network
Hidden Gems of Manchester

Out in the City
Let’s Get Digi

Let's keep growing Manchester BME Network Out in the city
Gate sign-making workshops for local children and families to support the development of a community garden in a network of residential alleyways in Longsight A new awards ceremony celebrating the work of small grassroots BAME voluntary community groups from various communities across Manchester Providing basic tablet-computers, training and supporting the set-up and use of a Facebook page, bringing together lonely and isolated older LGBT+ residents from several parts of the city


Something Good Theatre Company
Endometriosis Awareness

Something Good Theatre Company
Producing a free one-hour theatrical performance to raise awareness of Endometriosis, its impact on women’s physical and mental health and exploring positive relationships in younger couples


You can find out about projects funded in previous years by following the links below:

Creative City England Notes perfect The Proud Trust

Creative City England with Soap for the Future

Notes Perfect

The Proud Trust


Rainbow Surprise Socio Economic Regeneration Can Survive

Rainbow Surprise with Abraham Moss Community School

Socio Economic Regeneration CIC with the Congolese Association of Greater Manchester

Can-Survive UK


Fit After Cancer Treatment Friends of Crumpsall Park Whitemoss Club for Young People

Fit After Cancer Treatment

Friends of Crumpsall Park

Whitemoss Club for Young People


Irish Diaspora Foundation

Irish Diaspora Foundation