Details of alternative funding sources from the National Lottery Community Fund, 10GM and NCVO can be found on this page.

Forever Manchester is unable to provide advice about whether other funders’ programmes would be suitable for your organisation/project or not.

Please follow the links below and contact funders directly for further information.

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery is distributing Government funding through the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) and all other funding is on pause for now.

Applicants can only apply once, for either awards up to £10,000, or between £10,000-£100,000.

Priority is for funding projects and organisations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. See the following links for further information.


10GM is a partnership of organisations supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. Their website links to funding sources and other useful information for each borough.


NCVO is a national organisation which supports community and voluntary organisations.

Their Funding Central database is a searchable tool which provides access to information on grant funding opportunities from local, national and international funding sources, as well as social investment from a range of providers.

Registration is free for organisations with an income of less than £100,000.

Date added: 18th June 2020