Connecting Communities in Summer is NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS.

The deadline to apply was midday on Friday 20th May 2022.

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Information on Connecting Communities in Summer

Forever Manchester is offering 200 awards of £100, to help community groups across Greater Manchester get together and connect with their neighbours and communities over summer. 

Forever Manchester has always believed that connected communities make stronger, happier communities and love any activity that brings people together. That’s why, every summer and Christmas for the last few years, we’ve awarded funds so that people can host events in their communities.

Whether you want to hold a street party for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a summer holiday family picnic in the park, an afternoon tea to celebrate the summer solstice, or anything else you can think of that will bring people together and put a smile on their faces, Forever Manchester is offering awards of £100 to help.

Forever Manchester is offering awards of £100.

We will close for applications at midday on Friday 20th May 2022.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be from a community organisation with their own bank account, or know a community organisation willing to accept an award on your behalf. Funds cannot be paid into personal bank accounts.

Organisations who have recently received an award from Forever Manchester through the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will not be eligible to apply on this occasion.

How much can you apply for?

Forever Manchester is offering 200 awards of £100.

What can you apply for?

That is up to you! We’re just here to provide that bit extra of help you might need to make it happen, but here’s a few ideas that we know communities have enjoyed in the past:

  • Street parties
  • Sports and fun days in the local park
  • Bingo or quizzes
  • Guided walks and activity trails
  • Afternoon tea

Activities must take place between 1st June and 31st August 2022.

Is there anything you can’t apply for?

Unfortunately, there are a few things that can’t be funded, such as activities that have already taken place or been paid for, contributions to major appeals, activities promoting political or religious beliefs and activity which should be provided by statutory services.

If you’re not sure if we could consider your application for funding, please contact a member of the Forever Manchester Communities Team, email and we’ll be happy to help.

Deadline for Applications

We will close for applications at midday on Friday 20th May 2022. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.

If we receive more eligible applications than there are awards available, priority will firstly be given to organisations with an income of £10,000 or less and final awards will then be allocated via a draw.


How long will a decision take?

Successful applicants will be informed by email by Friday 27th May and payments released the same day (please note they may take several days to reach bank accounts).

If you have any questions or have trouble completing your application, please contact us at or phone 0161 214 0940.

Date added: 6th May 2022
Last updated: 20th May 2022