Forever Manchester’s Community Support Fund was set up to support the work of grassroot community groups across Greater Manchester responding to the impact of Covid-19 in their local communities and helping those most affected.

We are pleased to report that 237 community groups across Greater Manchester have now benefitted from £748,087 of support from Forever Manchester’s Community Support Fund.

Recently funded activities include support for families and single parents, providing access to food parcels, toiletries and everyday essentials, establishing helplines that provide support, befriending and information services. There is also support for community foodbanks in all 10 Boroughs of Greater Manchester as well as funding for a range of activities to support people living with mental health problems.

It is also important not to forget all this much needed support significantly helps thousands of local volunteers whose commitment and valued efforts make all this happen.


Groups receiving Community Support Funding in the latest round of awards include:

  • Ardwick Green Residents Association – Ardwick and Longsight
  • ARMR CIC in partnership with Urban Collective CIC – Ardwick and Longsight
  • Blackrod Sports and Community Centre – Bolton
  • Bolton Mandhata Youth – Westhoughton, Bolton
  • Brunswick Parish Church – Manchester
  • Caritas Diocese of Salford Hulme, MANCHESTER
  • Creative Design & Manufacture – Manchester
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Manchester
  • Everything Human Rights – Wigan
  • Fur Clemt – Wigan
  • Good Companions Bolton
  • Home-Start Trafford & Salford
  • Jump Space – Stockport
  • Manchester Congolese Organisation – Gorton, Manchester
  • Miners Community Arts and Music Centre – Moston, Manchester
  • Nigeria Community Association – Rochdale
  • North Manchester Community Partnership
  • Rochdale Foodbank
  • Salford Loaves and Fishes
  • SARELI (Salford Refugees Link)
  • Simply Cycling – Manchester
  • Stepping Stones Across The Spectrum – Prestwich
  • Stockport User Friendly Fellowship (STUFF)
  • The Melissus Project CIC – Manchester
  • Think Ahead Community Stroke Group – Wigan
  • Transforming Lives Group – Bolton
  • United Estates Of Wythenshawe – Manchester
  • Warm Hut UK – Salford
  • Wigan & Leigh Young Carers

Groups previously supported by our Community Support Fund include:

  • Abraham Moss Warriors – Crumpsall
  • Abram Community Cooperative – Abram
  • Acton House Resident fund – Scholes, Lower Ince, Wigan
  • Active Youth Zone – Blackley
  • African Community Togetherness (ACT) – Oldham
  • African Rainbow Family – Gorton
  • Age UK Bury
  • Age UK Manchester
  • Age UK Trafford – Urmston
  • Angels of Hope for Women – Manchester
  • Ardwick & Longsight Foodbank – Manchester
  • Asharaf Union Trust – Rusholme
  • Atherton & Leigh Foodbank
  • Baby Basics Bolton & Bury
  • Barakah Food Aid – Chorlton
  • Being There – Manchester, Salford, Tameside, Trafford
  • Benchill Community Centre – Wythenshawe
  • Be the Best Community – Bolton
  • Better Things – New Islington – Manchester
  • Bickershawe Village Residents Association – Wigan
  • Bolton Armed Forces Centre 4 Veterans CIO
  • Bolton Deaf Society – Bolton
  • Bolton Hindus’ Age Inspiration
  • Bolton Hindu Forum
  • Bolton Solidarity Community Association
  • Borough of Bury Veterans Association
  • Brandlesholme Community Centre – Bury
  • BreathChamps CIC – Sale
  • Bolton Deaf Society – Bolton
  • Bridging the Gap (Manchester) – Hulme
  • Broughton Boxing Academy – Salford
  • Burnside Centre – Middleton
  • Bury Academy
  • Bury People First
  • Bury Red Door
  • Bury Samaritans
  • Bury VCFA
  • Bury Veterans Hub Cafe
  • Cancer Care Diaspora – Manchester
  • Caribbean & African Health Network Greater Manchester
  • Caring and Sharing – Rochdale
  • Chabad Community Care – Higher Broughton, Salford
  • Children First Family Mediation – Prestwich
  • Christian Restoration Manchester – Blackley, North Manchester
  • Chryslis CIC TA Autizma – Bradshaw, Bolton
  • Clowes Street Tenants and Resident Association – West Gorton, Manchester
  • Collaborative Women UK CIC – Stretford
  • Communities for All – Cheetham Hill
  • Community Kitchen – Higher Broughton, Salford
  • Community Media Crew – Wythenshawe
  • Corrie Gardeners Community Group – Radcliffe
  • Cracking Good Food –Manchester
  • Create and Smile – Stretford
  • Creative Hands Foundation – Manchester
  • Creative Mind – Horwich, Bolton
  • Creative Living Centre – Prestwich and Bury
  • Dancing with Dementia – Swinton & Walkden
  • Daughters of Salford – Weaste, Salford
  • Deaf Rhinos – Rochdale
  • Demesne Community Association – Middleton
  • Destitution Project – Bolton and Bury
  • DIAS Domestic Violence Centre – Wigan & Leigh
  • Didsbury Good Neighbours – Didsbury
  • Driven – Wigan
  • Emmaus Bolton
  • Endeavour Project/Paws for Kids – Halliwell, Bolton
  • Ephrata Church Community – Bolton
  • Equal Education Chances – Higher Blackley
  • Ethnic Health Forum – Rusholme
  • Europia – Stretford
  • Fallowfield Library & Community Resource Centre – Fallowfield, Manchester
  • Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank – Bolton
  • FC United of Manchester – Moston
  • Firwood & District Residents Association – Chadderton
  • Foundation 92 – Salford
  • Friends of Bury Young Carers
  • Friends of Hare Hill House – Littleborough
  • Friends of Hopwood Park – Heywood
  • Friends of Stretford Public Hall – Trafford
  • G-Force – Trafford
  • Greater Manchester Law Centre – Longsight
  • Greater Manchester Poverty Action Ltd – Manchester
  • Greengate Hollinwood Neighbourhood Watch – New Moston
  • Grit Street Aid – Bolton, Manchester & Salford
  • Growing Together Levenshulme – Manchester
  • Happy Smiles CIC – Whitley, Wigan
  • Healthier Heroes CIC – Wigan
  • Hindley & Hindley Green Community Action Group
  • Homeless Support Project – Leigh
  • I Learn Smart Start – Stockport
  • Inspiring Futures Partnership CIC (Inspire Women Oldham)
  • J7 Health and Fitness CIC – Blackley, North Manchester
  • Jigsaw Bury
  • Jolly Josh – Rochdale
  • Kids Trust -Lower Broughton, Salford
  • Leigh Film Society – Leigh
  • Levenshulme Inspire – Manchester
  • LGBT Foundation – Manchester
  • Manchester Migrant Solidarity
  • Manchester Refugee Support Network
  • Manchester Sudanese Tree Development Community – Ardwick
  • Maverick Stars Trust – Collyhurst, Moss Side, Wythenshawe, Oldham & Chadderton
  • MedEquip4Kids – Manchester
  • Mentell – Stockport
  • Moodswings – Collyhurst, Manchester
  • Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club – Moss Side, Fallowfield, Hulme
  • MS Therapy Centre (NW) – Trafford
  • New Beginnings Greater Manchester CIC – Stockport
  • New Springs Community Project – Bury
  • Odd Arts – Hulme, Manchester
  • Oldham Foodbank
  • Oldham Greenhill Community Sports & Recreation Club
  • Olive Community Project – Edgeley, Stockport
  • Organic Soul Food – Bury
  • Our Sale West Big Local – Sale, Trafford
  • Out There Supporting Families of Prisoners – Trafford
  • Pennine Mencap – Oldham
  • Polish Centre Wilno Manchester – Winton.
  • Porch Boxes – Radcliffe
  • Precious Gems – Bolton
  • Proud and Loud Arts – Eccles
  • Rainbow Surprise – Crumpsall.
  • Rammymen – Ramsbottom
  • Reach Out to the Community – Chorlton
  • Reform Radio – Manchester
  • Recovery Republic – Heywood, Rochdale
  • ReflecTeen Hub – Blackley
  • Reuben’s Retreat – Ashton-under-Lyne
  • RCCG City of Praise – Little Hulton
  • Safety4Sisters North West – Cheetham Hill
  • Salford Foodbank
  • Salford Food Parcels
  • Salford Heart Care – Eccles
  • Salford Survivor Project – Salford
  • Shomrim Prestwich Community Safety – Sedgley, Bury
  • Speakeasy – Ramsbottom.
  • St James Higher Broughton – Broughton, Kersal and Cheetham Hill
  • St John’s Centre – Old Trafford
  • Step Ahead – Edgeley, Stockport
  • Street Support Manchester
  • Stockport Samaritans
  • Stroke Information – Stockport
  • Tameside Armed Services Community (TASC)
  • Tameside East Foodbank – Stalybridge
  • Tameside South and Longdendale Foodbank – Hattersley
  • The Ability Cooperative Limited – Irlam
  • The Anthony Seddon Fund – Ashton-under-Lyne
  • The Attic Project – Bury
  • The Boaz Trust – Moss Side
  • The Bolton Guild of Help
  • The Brick – Wigan and Leigh
  • The Centre for Special Educational Assistance – Salford
  • The Church of England Wythenshawe – Manchester
  • The Council of Manchester and Salford Jews Charitable Trust – Crumpsall
  • The Eagles Wing – Radcliffe, Whitefield, Bury
  • The Flowhesion Foundation – Bolton
  • The Friendship Circle – Prestwich
  • The Hideaway – Partington
  • The Horwich & District Hub – Bolton
  • The Hub Westhoughton – Bolton
  • The Jewel Foundation – Prestwich, Bury
  • The Manchester Youth Zone
  • The One House – Aspull
  • The Salvation Army – Openshaw, Clayton, Gorton, Beswick
  • The Storehouse Project – Billinge
  • The Urban Fitness Collective – Trafford
  • The Wellspring -Stockport
  • TLC St Luke’s – Ardwick
  • Theatre of the Senses CIC – Old Trafford
  • Together Dementia Support CIC – Manchester & North Trafford
  • Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS)
  • Trafford South Foodbank
  • Trafford Veterans
  • Umbrella Arts – Leigh
  • Urban Outreach – Bolton
  • Vision 2020 Leadership Initiative – Gorton, Manchester
  • Visit from the Stork CIC – Pendleton, Salford
  • Walthew House – Stockport
  • Wardleworth Community Centre Association – Rochdale
  • We Matter – Longsight
  • Wigan Borough Armed Forces HQ CIC
  • Willow Project – Atherton, Wigan
  • Wonderfully Made Woman – Ardwick, Longsight, South Manchester
  • Women with Wings CIC – Little Hulton
  • Wythenshawe Food Bank – Manchester
  • Yaran North West CIC – Manchester

Forever Manchester has been raising money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester for 30 Years. Throughout this time we have been able to help local people do extraordinary things together by delivering £39 million of community funding benefiting 1.1 million people.


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Date added: 8th April 2020
Last updated: 19th May 2020