Greater Manchester

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Local Grants & Support

Council for Social Aid Small grants up to £5000 available to support parishes, or projects with a strong parish link, to engage in new mission initiatives, or develop current mission activities that tackle poverty.
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.
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.
Library Resources Link into our wonderful resources. Learn something new. Love our first rate facilities. Enjoy a warm welcome to Central Library and Archives+ where you can feed the minds of your pupils with experiences old and new.
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.
The Morgan Foundation The Foundation provides grants to support projects that support organisations helping children particularly with SEN.
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.

Sir Robert McAlpine - Strong Foundations Grant 2021

Supporting grassroot initiatives across the UK. You can apply for a share of a £25,000 fund per region as well as access to a volunteer workforce for projects that address local needs. The Strong Foundations Grant will again be available for those that need funding or support for new ideas or existing projects, with an aim to drive positive change in the local community (23rd June-28th July 2021).

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.
Shop at WHSmith between 1 June and 30 September 2021 and your school will receive 10% of all eligible purchases* in the form of digital vouchers. To take part, sign up by 30 July 2021. (*Books and stationery items.)

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)Waitrose (Community Matters)Tesco Community Grants (previously Bags of Help)The WHSmith Trust (Community Grants)

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