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Funding PortalOur funding search engine is a straight forward FREE service using information from IDOX Information Solutions that can help voluntary, community, social enterprise sector organisations like yours to find suitable funding.

In order to support the sector during these unprecedented times access to our Funding Portal is currently open to all VCSE organisations in the city of Manchester. Special thanks to IDOX for allowing us to offer this. If you need any help with using the funding portal please email us: training@mcrcommunitycentral.org


Funding programmes

OPEN PROGRAMMES

Big Change MCR

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.

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.

Find out more and donate to Big Change MCR here

 

Manchester Food Provider Fixtures and Fittings Fund

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Fifteen £1,000 grants are available to voluntary, community and social enterprise emergency food providers in the city of Manchester, for purchasing fixtures and fittings that support preparations for the winter period aimed at: improving the health and safety of service users and workers, particularly regarding Covid-19; helping sustain and improve efficiency of existing food services; supporting increased food service provision.

Priority will be given to those food providers that particularly support Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

The deadline for grant applications is Thursday 1 October 2020, 12pm

For more information and to apply click here

 

Migrant Destitution Fund

Migrant Destitution Fund

The Migrant Destitution Fund supports migrant people who have 'no recourse to public funds' - a policy which leaves people unable to meet their basic needs, not supported by the state and not allowed to do paid work to support themselves. People supported by the Fund are mostly asylum seekers and people whose right to remain isn't recognised by the Home Office (e.g. because a relationship breaks down). Many eventually win the right to remain...but it is a long process. It traps people in destitution.

Local charities identify someone who needs support and make an application to the Fund. Grants are for up to £80 once a month and are typically spent on food, winter clothing, phone credit, travel costs (e.g. to appointments), dental treatment.

Find out more and donate to the Migrant Destitution Fund here

 

CLOSED PROGRAMMES

Hate Crime Awareness Community Spirit 2020 Grants Programme

hate crime awareness grants

The Hate Crime Awareness Community Spirit 2020 Grants Programme is offering ten awards of £1,000 to build the city of Manchester’s community-spirit in tackling hatred and discrimination. Only projects that will be delivered sometime between July and October 2020 can be funded.

Hate crime is significantly under-reported. Even in difficult times, continued efforts by local groups and organisations are needed to raise awareness of and challenge hate crime in our communities and to help instil confidence in victims by highlighting how and where hate crime incidents can be reported.

In previous grants rounds, a majority of funded projects have been public events. However, the coronavirus COVID-19 has had a huge impact in every community in Manchester and across all areas of our lives, making the delivery of effective Hate Crime Awareness activities more complex.

Yet, self-isolation at home and other necessary restrictions that protect our health services are increasing everybody’s appreciation of social interaction and the value of community spirit. This funding programme wants to recognise and celebrate the diversity in our society and its community spirit.

THIS PROGRAMME IS CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

 

Spirit of Manchester Fund 2020 Mini-grants

This year’s funding pot contains £4,500 which we offered as nine £500 mini-grants aimed at helping local people to feel connected to each other and more active in their communities.

To be eligible to apply for a £500 mini-grant, organisations must be voluntary, community or social enterprise groups based and working in the city of Manchester with a yearly income less than £100,000.

THIS PROGRAMME IS CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

 

Hate Crime Awareness Week Plus 2020 Grants Programme

Hate crime is significantly under-reported. Local groups and organisations need to continue raising awareness, challenging hate crime in our communities and helping instil confidence in victims by highlighting how and where hate crime incidents can be reported.

Through Macc on behalf of Manchester City Council, Manchester Community Safety Partnership makes funding available annually to support events and projects across the city that promote awareness of hate crime and how to report it.

Following feedback from last year’s grants programme, the Partnership now wishes to introduce some flexibility with regard to eligible project durations. Whilst we still want to support a full calendar of events during Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 itself (between 3 and 9 February), we are also encouraging projects with more varied durations.

We will support eligible activities that are a single event or that may take place over several days, weeks, or weekly for a month, before, during or after Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020.

THIS PROGRAMME IS CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

 

Hour Manchester Mini-grants Programme 2019-2020

The HOUR Manchester Mini-grants Programme is financed by the Eric Wright Charitable Trust and provides funding awards of £500 from a total funding pot of £6,500 (thirteen mini-grants are available).

We want to fund voluntary, community and social enterprise groups working in the city of Manchester to:

Identify connect and share the talents, hobbies and interests of people involved in your organisation such as staff, volunteers and people that use your services.

Note: applicants must budget their activities to use the full £500 available.

THIS PROGRAMME IS CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

 

 Community Safety Grants

Manchester’s Community Safety Partnership aims to make the city a safer place in which to live, visit and work. The grants support the delivery of this aim and those of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) strategy Standing Together: Our plan for police, community safety, criminal justice services and citizens in Greater Manchester. We’re inviting voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations, including faith groups, to apply for one of ten community safety grants of £5,000.

THIS PROGRAMME IS CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

 

Hate Crime Awareness grants

Hate crime has no place in Manchester. Everyone in our city has the right to feel safe and we all have a responsibility to stand against hatred and discrimination. Hate crime is significantly under-reported. Continued efforts by local groups and organisations are needed to raise awareness of and challenge hate crime in our communities and to help instil confidence in victims by highlighting how and where hate crime incidents can be reported. Through Manchester City Council, Manchester Community Safety Partnership makes funding available annually to support events and projects across the city that promote awareness of hate crime. Macc is continuing to work with Manchester City Council to administer the Hate Crime Awareness Grants.

THIS PROGRAMME IS CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

 

Sharing Our Wellness Campaign Mini-grants and Training Places

The Sharing Our Wellness Campaign, is a conversation that wants to ask a range of people across Manchester to share their views on keeping well mentally and physically. Manchester Health & Care Commissioning is funding the campaign, which will enable voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to gather people’s thoughts on wellness. To support the production of material for the campaign, twenty mini-grants of £500 are available as well as thirty free places on Gathering Stories training sessions.

THIS PROGRAMME IS CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

 

Small Grants Inclusion Programme

Supporting the vision set out in the Our Manchester Disability Plan, the Council aims to support and enable disabled children and young people to be able to participate in all opportunities, facilities, activities and communities. The programme aims to support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations that are universal providers of youth and play, culture or leisure services in making sustainable improvements to the mainstream inclusion of children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND).

THIS PROGRAMME IS CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

 

The Spirit of Manchester Active Communities Fund

The Spirit of Manchester Active Communities Fund, financed by the Eric Wright Charitable Trust. It offers individual funding awards of up to £500. The Spirit of Manchester Active Communities Fund aims to reduce or remove the perceived barriers that affect getting involved in volunteering, active citizenship and community activity, and address needs anywhere in Manchester’s neighbourhoods. Our view is that accelerating these activities, making them more inclusive of marginalised, seldom heard people, would highlight the diversity of our communities and inspire further effort.

THIS PROGRAMME IS CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS