Greater Manchester

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Local Grants & Support

Diocese of Manchester Grants Help and guidance available including planning, searching for funding and getting your project off the ground.
Forever Manchester Forever Manchester funds and supports community activity across Greater Manchester. All Community Foundations (UK)
Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) Working to achieve economic and social inclusion in Greater Manchester through collaborations and supporting others.
Edina Trust

Schools in Manchester City can use their grants for science resources, gardening equipment, science weeks, science subscriptions, science visits (in or out of school) and improving school grounds for science.

Deadline to apply: 14 June 2024

Greater Manchester Youth Network A range of development programmes and drop-in activities to help young people transition to adulthood feeling skilled, supported and positive.
Greater Manchester Sport Grants and Funding To support schools looking for local sports advice, grants and funds.
Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund Applications are considered four times a year by a board of Trustees from Manchester Airport and the local authorities of Stockport, Trafford, Manchester, Tameside, Cheshire East and Cheshire West Council.
Manchester City Council Grants Links to the latest council grants.
Manchester Environmental Network Promotes the environment and the sustainability agenda within schools and provides various school Project Packages.
Manchester Music Hub Funding for schools to develop their music offer.
Neighbourhood investment funds These are funds available to communities to make their neighbourhoods better places to live. School PTAs can apply if they have the support of local residents and parents and their project will benefit the wider community and not just the school.
Salford Small Local Grants Salford CVS has been delivering grants and investments to the VCSE sector and primary schools in Salford since 2001. These include youth projects, community learning activities, neighbourhood renewal activities, older people’s projects, projects for disabled children as well as projects that promote health and wellbeing.
SHINE Trust - School Grants SHINE offers support to projects that can make a real difference to the attainment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the North of England.
The Steve Morgan Foundation The Foundation provides grants to support projects that support organisations helping children particularly with SEN.
We Love MCR Stronger Communities Fund The Fund is to help local people to improve and bring together their communities. As well as offering funding of up to £2,000, we can also support projects with publicity, volunteers and even perhaps a visit from The Lord Mayor.

Local service organisations

Find your local Lions Club or Rotary Club.

Tip: For Lions Club, search using town names for the most accurate results.

National retailers' local branches

National retailers can also assist local schools. Please reach out to your local branches for the following retailers: 

The Asda FoundationCo-op (Local Community Fund), Pets At HomeTesco Community Grants (contact WHSmith Trust (Community Grants), Wickes Community Programme

Supermarket Community Champions

Online contact/email: ASDA

Visit in person: Aldi, Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, Marks & SpencerM&S store locator, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, SPARSPAR store locator, Tesco-Tesco store locator, Waitrose

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.

Review successful grant awards from your local area(s), below:

Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan

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Below you will find links to a directory of local suppliers and your regional Facebook group.

Find Local Event and Fundraising Suppliers