We are delighted to have given £20,000 to support 100 community Get Togethers taking place over the weekend of the 21st to 23rd June 2019.

Last month we announced that we would be offering £200 to support 100 groups of people who might need a bit of extra help to stage their community event. Due to the appetite across Greater Manchester to host these fantastic community events, we received a huge amount of applications, so a random draw took place and all the groups have now been contacted.

Forever Manchester is the only charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. We believe that connected communities make stronger, happier communities and love any event that brings people together, so we were ecstatic to see the array of events that people are planning.

This year’s Get Togethers include:

Picnics, fun days, BBQs and street parties; big brekkies, coffee mornings, social afternoons, and chippy teas; nail art, face painting and henna; quizzes, movie nights, bingo and raffles; crochet and knitting, painting and colouring, drinks and cakes, stalls with games, crafts, animal balloons, raffles, talent shows and storytime; family Yoga, reiki and foods that feed the soul; choirs, guitarists, brass bands and drummers; football, biking, dominoes and bowling; alley parties, plant growing, tree planting and cooking; Egg and spoon, tug-of-war, beat the keeper and sack races.

For a flavour of some of the events we’ve funded, click the button below.


Since Forever Manchester first supported the Great Get Togethers in June 2017 , a national celebration of the fact that we have more in common than, inspired by the murdered MP Jo Cox, we have funded 502 community Get Togethers, (two in the summer and two at Christmas) putting smiles on the faces of over 50,000 local people.

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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: