Forever Manchester is a charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. We help local people do extraordinary things together.

We fund and support a huge range of activities that help young people, older people and disabled people, as well as homelessness, sports, environmental, education, and cancer support projects, plus everything in between.

In every neighbourhood across the region there are thousands of people involved in community activity. In fact at any given time there are an unbelievable 20,000 local grassroots projects of varying sizes and interest taking place, each one providing support and opportunity for the 2.6 million population of Greater Manchester.

We work with our local communities to inspire and encourage projects that they want to see, to make their neighbourhoods happier, healthier and safer places to be. We help local people to build communities from the inside out, and galvanise the true creative, entrepreneurial spirit for Greater Mancunians to emerge and shine.

We believe that everybody should have the opportunity to be happy and we’d love you to become part of this growing movement of local people that care enough to act.

This is Charity… The Mancunian Way.

Since Forever Manchester was established in 1989 we have delivered over £36 million into local communities benefiting 1.1million people. So, we will have funded a community group within a mile of your home or business if it’s in Greater Manchester.

But, in order to continue to support and fund local community activity we must raise money. Every year we host a wide range of innovative and enjoyable fundraising events that equates to over 25% of our annual income. The remainder comes from generous donations from individuals and local businesses, and by fees paid by regional and national funders where we have the responsibility of managing and delivering funding programmes on their behalf.

With your help, whether you are a company or an individual, we can continue to help Greater Manchester’s communities become even greater. Together we can help even more local people achieve extraordinary things.

We guarantee that if you do:

  • 100% of all money raised will stay in Greater Manchester and support the neighbourhoods and communities that make this place so great.
  • We’ll keep you informed about where your money goes.
  • We’ll keep you informed about all our fundraising events.

It’s not where is Greater Manchester? – It’s who is Greater Manchester?
Our futures. Come Together. Stick Together. Live Forever.
Who other? Where better? Round ‘ere – that’s what we do.