During these uncertain times, we know that grassroot community groups are responding to the impact of Covid-19 through kindness, coming together to help those most affected however they can.

To support these local responses, Forever Manchester is offering awards of up to £5,000


Community Support Fund Criteria

The Community Support Fund will accept applications from community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. We want to fund organisations who are supporting their communities however they can.

Who Can Apply?

To apply you need to be a constituted community group with your own bank account and relevant safeguarding policies in place. We expect you to be based in the area where you are offering help.

Priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £200,000.

How much can you apply for?

You can apply for up to £5,000 but as we expect a lot of applications and we may not be able to fund them all, we ask that you only apply for what you know you need.

What can you apply for?

Local groups understand how they can best help their communities at this time, so we don’t want to limit the type of request you can make, you just need to let us know what you want to do and how it supports your community.

How long will a decision take?

We aim to assess your application and give you a decision within two weeks but please note we can only do this if you provide us with the supporting documents requested.

Click here for further information.

At present there is no deadline for applications, however if we receive a high volume of requests for support, we may have to close the fund at short notice.

If you have any questions or have trouble filling this in, please contact us at awards@forevermanchester.com or phone 0161 214 0940.


Updated: 23rd March 2020