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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

 

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 Week 2021 Grants Programme

Ten grants of £1,000 are available to fund Hate Crime Awareness projects in the city of Manchester that take place during Hate Crime Awareness Week between 1-7 February 2021.

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, 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.

Project proposals submitted to this programme must fit with the government’s coronavirus social-distancing measures and include careful consideration of the safety both of those delivering the activity and its intended audience.

We will support eligible activities that are a one-off or that may take place over several days during Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 which is between 1 and 7 February.

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

THIS PROGRAMME IS CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

 

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

 

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

THIS FUNDING PROGRAMME IS NOW CLOSED FOR 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