The Forever Manchester Awards is NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS.

The deadline to apply was midday on Friday 26th May 2023.

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Information on the Forever Manchester Awards

We are delighted to announce that the latest round of Forever Manchester Awards is now open for applications from grassroots community groups in Greater Manchester.

Forever Manchester is offering awards of up to £1,000.

Fund Criteria

We welcome applications from locally managed community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.

Forever Manchester believes that connected communities make stronger, happier communities, so we love any activity that brings people together. Forever Manchester Awards support groups to run activities that do just this.

Who can apply?

Forever Manchester Awards aims to support grassroots community organisations. This means small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage people to get involved as volunteers and who just need a bit of financial help to be able to work with their community in the way they’d like.

Applicants must be based in one of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester and have an annual income of less than £25,000.

How much can you apply for?

The maximum award request that will be considered is £1,000.  

What can you apply for?

Local groups understand how they can best work in their communities, 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 what positive things your activity will provide for your community.

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 or salaries, 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.

Supporting Documents

For help and guidance on your groups supporting documents and to see what we require to be submitted alongside your application, please refer to our guidance which you can find here: For Supporting Information

Deadline for Applications

We will close for applications at midday on Friday 26th May 2023. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.

How long will a decision take?

For this round of Forever Manchester Awards, we aim to let you know the outcome of your application in July 2023.

Please do not plan to start any activity until after you hear if your application has been successful.


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

Date added: 5th May 2023

Last updated: 26th May 2023