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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. By becoming a member of Macc you will gain access to our free funding portal of funding opportunities.

Please note: To be eligible to access our funding portal you must be a voluntary, community, social enterprise sector (VCSE) organisations working in the City of Manchester with at least 50% of your beneficiaries in the City of Manchester. VCSE organisations working outside of the City of Manchester, consultants, sole traders, statutory bodies, private businesses and infrastructure organisations who become members of Macc aren’t eligible to access our funding portal. To sign up to become a member of Macc and to access our funding portal, complete our membership form here


Funding programmes


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



Manchester Moving Community Investment Fund

MCRactive is about growing sport and physical activity across the city of Manchester, inspiring and encouraging everyone to lead more active and healthier lifestyles.

Manchester Moving Community Investment Fund is a £48,000 pilot programme administered by Macc on behalf of MCRactive. It will build on existing community assets and projects and support local ideas by providing grants between £1,000 and £3,000 to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.



Spirit of Manchester Grants 2022

macc and spirit of manchester fund

Five £1,000 Spirit of Manchester grants are available to voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in the city that work with refugees and asylum seekers.

Across Manchester’s VCSE sector, there are many local organisations whose work helps make Manchester a place where refugees and asylum seekers feel understood, accepted and supported. This work is driven by key principles such as:

  • Accepting people as they are without question or judgement
  • Building personal connections, empathy and a sense of equality and community
  • Empowering people to achieve physical and mental wellbeing and to feel safe
  • Providing opportunities to pursue positive futures

With the recent crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine – as well as the ongoing challenges of Covid-19 – the organisations which support refugees and asylum seekers in Manchester are needed more than ever.

The aim of this fund is simply to put some much needed resources into those organisations and capture stories which will raise awareness of the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers and the work which is being done to provide support, safety and welcome.