Fund Launched to Support Grassroots Youth Community Projects in Manchester

May 15, 2017

Forever Manchester has partnered with NOMA to launch The NOMA Community Fund, which will provide financial support for local community youth groups in the Manchester area.

The fund will help groups within a 5-mile radius of NOMA that support children and young people aged from 11-25 years old. The fund is aimed at small, community-based and locally controlled groups that need financial help to work with their community in the way they’d like and encourage more people to get involved as volunteers.

NOMA is committed to working with the community both in and around NOMA and Manchester to create a better place for all. Partnering with Forever Manchester to provide a positive, friendly and accessible approach that allows grassroots community projects to obtain much-needed financial support was an obvious next step for NOMA.

NOMA is creating a 20-acre neighbourhood of new homes, offices, hotels, retail and leisure space in Manchester’s city centre, based around vibrant urban spaces and high quality public realm. NOMA is committed to creating an innovative, commercially driven and responsibly designed mixed-use neighbourhood, well connected and rich in heritage with people and community firmly at its heart. Creating this fund with Forever Manchester to support and promote the great work happening in and around Greater Manchester on a daily basis fits well with NOMA’s ethos of sustainable community development.

The NOMA Community Fund welcomes applications from grassroots community groups working with children and young people within the M60 perimeter. Applicants should be working with young people between 11 and 25 years old. Activity needs to be taking place and supporting those who live within the boundary of the M60.

Alison Power of NOMA said: “NOMA is delivering its commitment to people and communities in and around NOMA sites. We are looking forward to working with Forever Manchester to make a meaningful, positive difference in local communities supporting young people to develop and deliver activities that help their creativity, ambitions and aims.”

Nick Massey DL, Chief Executive at Forever Manchester, said: “We are delighted to work with NOMA to deliver this fund which will deliver real impact for young people in and around the neighbourhood where NOMA has a presence. It demonstrates effective social investment and NOMA’s commitment to its local communities and residents.”

The NOMA Community Fund will open in the next few weeks, so keep an eye on the funding page of our website for further details.