In every neighbourhood across Greater Manchester thousands of people are actively involved in community activities or projects. There are over 20,000 community projects of varying sizes and interest that help support and positively interact with many of the 2.6 million population of Greater Manchester.
Forever Manchester is a charity that funds and supports thousands of community projects across Greater Manchester.
Through generous contributions from individuals and businesses, Forever Manchester strengthens communities and enriches local life by inspiring local people to do extraordinary things together.
WITHOUT FUNDING THESE GROUPS WOULD CEASE TO EXIST
Please take a moment to watch these short videos highlighting some of the projects we have recently funded. The projects featured are just a very small selection of the types of activity that is going on everyday across Greater Manchester.
By donating through Forever Manchester, we can help ensure that groups like these are supported forever.
INCREASING SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Many community groups play a key role in building personal development, social skills and employ-ability skills of those that attend them.
The following short videos provide a snap-shot of the many community projects across Greater Manchester who are actively helping local people develop their skills and in turn having a positive impact on the lives of local people.
Please help us help more fantastic projects like these by making a donation today >>
PROVIDING A VITAL LIFE-LINE
You cannot under estimate the importance of community projects across Greater Manchester. They undertake activity that can improve health and well-being, build self-confidence, help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, build community cohesion, help make improvements to the areas in which people live and more often than not provide a vital life-line to those that attend.
The short videos below highlight the role of a community group in bringing people together to deliver activities that provide the social backbone of our communities.
All community groups require financial support to help them continue their great work, and we rely on the generosity of local people and businesses to fund these fantastic projects.
Help us make a real difference to the lives of people across Greater Manchester.
PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
The most important stuff that kids must learn in order to live happy, fruitful, moral lives is stuff that isn’t taught in school. In fact this stuff can’t be taught at all.
Stuff like being creative, getting on with other people and cooperating, and controlling impulses and emotions, developing self-esteem and confidence.
That’s why we’re really keen to support the hundreds of grass root projects that provide young people with opportunities to make positive use of their leisure time, raise their aspirations and choose positive lifestyles and hopefully become the happy, caring and responsible citizens of tomorrow.
The following videos showcase some of the projects funded by Forever Manchester demonstrating what can be achieved when our kids get the opportunity to do stuff!
Please make a donation today and help us ensure that there are enough things for young people to get involved with.
HELPING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY THRIVE
What makes a community thrive? Is it friendly neighbours? A healthy and safe place for families to live and play? Access to parks and areas to grow your own food? Peace of mind? Probably all those things.
We believe that most people want to live like this, we also know that we’ve all got the talent and skills to make this happen. Our job is to help local people recognise this and use those assets to do extraordinary things.
These videos show what we can do to improve the quality of our lives, with just a small amount of money.
THEY GREW THAT – REVIEW OF 10 YEARS OF FUNDING
in 2003, £6m of Lottery money was ring-fenced for Greater Manchester. The FairShare Trust programme was designed to run for 10 years, with the main aims of building capacity and sustainability, building social capital and improving the local environment and liveability.
The money was invested into 10 areas across Greater Manchester. In 2013 we emerged with stories of passion, determination, joy, success, freindship and triumph and the programme has radically redefined how Forever Manchester sees the world and how we intend to work in communities in the future.
The video below tells the stories of the people behind the projects…. THEY GREW THIS!