We administer a number of funds that are available to support community projects across Greater Manchester.

Please contact our awards team on 0161 214 0940 or email awards@forevermanchester.com to discuss deadline dates, eligibility and criteria and to receive guidelines and an application pack.

We currently administer funds in addition to those below. Our awards team may advise you to apply for a different fund which is better suited to your requirements.

We do not support larger, more sophisticated organisations including those with a track record of attracting funding or a turnover of more than £150,000/annum. Please contact your local Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) for advice on other funds.

FM AWARDS – CASH 4 GRAFT

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Currently open for applications.

Cash 4 Graft rewards resident involvement and volunteering time with between £50 and £250 to help get community ideas off the ground. The awards are matched with the passion and effort of residents and their neighbours who work together to create and develop projects and are available in various areas of Greater Manchester.

FM AWARDS – CASH 4 GROWTH

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Currently open for applications. Closes Monday 13th March.

Cash 4 Growth supports young or smaller established groups to grow activity in their local community. Awards of £251 – £1,000 are available for small, Greater Manchester based, locally led organisations who are either less than 5 years old OR have an annual income of less than £25,000. Click here to apply online.

CDL FUND

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Currently open for applications.

The CDL Fund helps local community and voluntary groups that contribute positively to the quality of life of people in Stockport. The fund is open to groups supporting children and young people, older people, the environment, health and stronger communities. Awards of up to £1,000 are available.
Click here to apply online.

FOURTEEN £1K AWARDS

Currently open for applications.

Awards of up to £1,000 are now available from the Fourteen Programme in Harpurhey and Moston. The awards are aimed at organisations looking to run activities which will support the aim of ‘Social Action and Volunteering’.
Click here to apply online.

For further information or to see the fund’s area boundaries click here.

FOURTEEN £1-5K AWARDS

Currently open for applications. Closes Friday 10th March.

Awards of between £1,000 – £5,000 are available to community groups in Harpurhey and Moston, through the Fourteen Programme. All funded activity should seek to contribute to at least one of the following outcomes: Improve perceptions towards disability; Improve individual wellbeing; Overcoming isolation; Connecting communities.
Click here to apply online.

For further information or to see the fund’s area boundaries click here.

KELLOGG’S SUSTAINABILITY PACKAGE

Currently open for applications.

Together with Forever Manchester, Kellogg’s offer a limited number of grants across the UK to help fund breakfast clubs in schools. As well as funding, the worldwide brand offers various resources to schools to help sustain a high quality breakfast club. Kellogg’s understand the importance of breakfast to start the school day, and you can apply for funding with the application form available here.

BARDSLEY FUND

Currently closed.

Bardsley Construction is offering funding to groups across the Greater Manchester area. The fund supports groups that address older people, children and young people, stronger communities and health and wellbeing, whose income is no more than £30,000. Awards of up to £1,000 are available.
Click here to apply online.

BROTHER UK FUND

Currently closed.

Brother UK’s Fund will welcome applications from grassroots community groups across Tameside. The fund’s current priority is to encourage and support grassroots community activity. Annual income of groups applying should be less than £150,000. Awards of up to £2,000 are available.
Click here to apply online.

AUTO TRADER COMMUNITY FUND

Currently closed.

The Auto Trader Community Fund aims to encourage small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage people to get involved as volunteers and who just need a bit of financial help to be able to work with their community in the way they’d like. The Fund welcomes applications from organisations throughout Greater Manchester with an annual income of less than £50,000. Organisations can request an award of up to £1,000.
Click here to apply online.

NINE LIVES COMMUNITY FUND

Currently closed.

The Nine Lives Fund is a partnership between Forever Manchester and the Chambers of 9 St. Johns Street, Manchester. The Fund is currently inviting applications from groups that provide activities for young people between the ages of 10 – 18 and living in deprived areas of Greater Manchester and with an income of under £150K.  Priority will be given to projects working with children and young people with disabilities.  Awards of up to £2,000 are available.

COMIC RELIEF LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Currently closed.

This programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. Projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations. Gifts of up to £5,000 available. Comic Relief are a Living Wage Friendly Funder which means they fund all staff costs at the Living Wage, please reflect this in your budget accordingly.

COMMUNITY CASH

Currently closed.

Community Cash is a grant scheme running across Greater Manchester of £100,000 with grants ranging from £500 to £1,000 available to small organisations that are working to help local people living tough lives in the city.