The deadline to apply was midday on Thursday 11th April 2024.

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We are delighted to announce that the latest round of the NOMA Fund in partnership with Forever Manchester is now open for applications from local community groups within the M60 boundary.

The NOMA Fund is offering awards of up to £1,000 to grassroots community groups working with young people aged between 11 and 25 years old.

We will close for applications at midday on Thursday 11th April 2024.

Fund criteria

The NOMA Fund welcomes applications from grassroots community groups working with children and young people within the boundary of the M60 motorway.

Who can apply?

The NOMA Fund aims to encourage and support grassroot community activity. 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 should be working with young people between 11 and 25 years old and have an annual income of less than £100,000.

Activity needs to be taking place and supporting those who live within the boundary of the M60 motorway. Please click here for the map of the qualifying area.

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 young people in 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, 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 

Please note that this information forms part of the Fund guidance and should be read in full before you start the application form.

Deadline for Applications

We will close for applications at midday on Thursday 11th April 2024. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.


How long will a decision take?

For this round of the NOMA Fund, we aim to let you know the outcome of your application in May 2024. 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.

About NOMA

NOMA is creating a neighbourhood of new homes, offices, hotels, retail and leisure space in Manchester’s city centre. The 20 acre neighbourhood is being developed around vibrant urban spaces and high quality public realm. We’re committed to creating an innovative, commercially driven and responsibly designed mixed use neighbourhood, well connected and rich in heritage with people and community firmly at its heart.

With this commitment to people and community, NOMA has pledged to develop in a way that is responsible, sustainable and respectful to the world around us. Working with the community both in and around NOMA and Manchester to create a better place for all is one of our fundamental motivations.

Date added: 6th October 2023