Our work in Moston and Harpurhey on the Fourteen project has been going from strength to strength.

Work over the last nine months with support of our Local Reference Group has allowed us to now make our first £1,000 awards.

Our Community Builders, Helen and Graeme sat on a panel with our Local Reference Group to distribute funds to six great projects across Moston and Harpurhey, which include:

Collyhurst and Moston ABC – Funding will help the club to work with young men to teach them basic filming and editing skills, helping them to create an original piece based on the history of the local area.

Everyday People – Funding will enable the group to host remembrance sessions for older residents helping to reduce isolation, promote friendship and help to improve memory.

MaD Theatre Company – Funding will help to fund a play based on the diverse range of the positives of living in Moston and Harpurhey.

Miners Community Arts and Music Centre – Funding will help with the cost of hosting a weekly Kids’ Club after school hours, providing entertainment, games and crafts.

Moston & District Sports & Youth Club – Funding will help to up-skill volunteers and pay for coaching qualifications in order to increase the local people involved in the local football teams from 200 to 300.

North Manchester Health Forum – Funding will help to fund arts and crafts sessions for people who have dementia in the local area.

As well as funding these great projects, we’re also pleased to have volunteer Andy Rawlins on board helping our team in the Moston and Harpurhey areas. Andy approached us to offer help having learnt about the work we were doing in the area and has been a huge help.

Keep your eyes peeled on our website and in our fanzine to keep up to date with the work we’re doing with the Fourteen project.

The Fourteen project is in conjunction with Spirit of 2012, a charity set up by the Big Lottery Fund to connect events to communities across the country. Together with Spirit of 2012, Forever Manchester will create a legacy, which will improve wellbeing and happiness.

Read more about our work in Moston and Harpurhey here

If you’re a resident in the areas of Moston and Harpurhey there’s a free community workshop at Simpson Memorial Hall on Wednesday 9th December. If you’d like to know more about the changes we’re making with residents in your area, RSVP using the form below to come down and meet local people making a real difference to your area.