Forever Manchester will once again be giving away £40,000 to communities across Greater Manchester who wish to hold a Christmas event in their neighbourhood over the festive season.

During the month of December, the Christmas Get Togethers aim to encourage communities to get together with their neighbours to share those special moments together.

Forever Manchester believe that connected communities make stronger, happier communities and love any event that brings people together, so we’re delighted to offer our support to people who wish to celebrate where they live with a Christmas gathering!

Your event could be big or small, in a community centre, scout hut, park or wherever you fancy, it’s entirely up to you. It could be a bake sale, a party, a games afternoon, a Christmas lunch or an afternoon tea – whatever you and your neighbours decide. Who knows, our very own Captain Manchester might even drop in to enjoy your festivities with you!

Applications close on Friday 22nd November at midday. If we receive more eligible applications than there are awards available, decisions will be made via a draw. Successful applicants will be informed by email by Friday 29th November and payments released the same day.



Forever Manchester is the only charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.

Forever Manchester is all about…

  • Putting smiles on the faces of our local communities.
  • Supporting local people transforming the lives of others.
  • Bringing local people together to create something special.
  • Caring about those people who care enough to act.
  • Championing local people doing extraordinary things together.

Read about the previous Great Get Togethers we supported: