We were delighted to award £92,628 of funding to support 98 grassroots community groups based across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.

The One GM Community Fund is a partnership between the Greater Manchester’s Mayor’s Charity and Forever Manchester, distributing money generously raised by the Greater Manchester community to support those most affected by the Covid crisis across the area.

The Fund supports projects working in one of the following thematic areas:

  • Families and individuals experiencing food poverty
  • Support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Community based mental health and well-being support

Groups funded (September – October 2021)

  • 5th Urmston Brownies
  • AIM Northwest  Wigan
  • Al-Abbas Institute – Rochdale
  • Baby Basics Bolton & Bury
  • Beautiful Mind   – Belle Vue & Gorton
  • Bee Together Community Centre and Garden Project – Oldham
  • Black Girls Hike  – Manchester (pictured)
  • Bolton Hindus’ Age Inspiration
  • Buile Hill Mansion Association – Salford
  • Claremont/New-Herbert Garden Committee – Irlam, Salford
  • Cornerstone Family Church – Hindley Green, Wigan
  • Delph sailing Club – Bolton
  • Dynamic Support of Greater Manchester – Hulme, Manchester
  • East Lancs Paper Mill Rounders Team – Radcliffe
  • Emmie’s Kitchen – Manchester
  • Ephrata Church Community – Bolton
  • Fit Over Fifty CIC – Tameside
  • Friends of Tibetan Kitchen CIC – Whalley Range
  • Gorgeous Gorse Hill – Stretford
  • icare Foundation – Levenshulme
  • j7 health & fitness CIC – Manchester
  • Jesuscina Foundation – Manchester
  • Khush Amdid – Ashton- Under-Lyne
  • Lighthouse Community Trust Manchester – Eccles & Winton, Salford
  • Manchester Parent Carer Forum
  • MaxTrax CIC – Openshaw, Manchester
  • Moravian Church – Tameside
  • Mums Mart – Wythenshawe
  • New Salford Veterans Breakfast Club
  • Our Independence – Stretford
  • Pobinam Manchester
  • Rainbow Centre – Crumpsall & Cheetham Hill
  • Rammy Men CIC – Bury
  • ReMade Wigan CIC
  • Ryder Brow Community Allotment Society – Manchester
  • Sale and District Lions Club
  • Springfield, Beech Hill and Gidlow CommUnity – Wigan
  • Step Ahead Community Group – Stockport
  • St Luke’s Benchill Guides – Wythenshawe
  • String of Hearts CIC – Wythenshawe
  • The Byron’s Social Club  – North Manchester
  • The Greater Manchester Sling Library CIC – Radcliffe
  • The Officials Fandeme – Clayton, Beswick, Moston, Harpauhey
  • The Salvation Army – Openshaw
  • The Shoebox Fairies – Wigan
  • Think Cre8tive Group CIC – Bolton
  • Tonge Moor Carers Group – Bolton
  • Trafford Malayalee Association
  • United Kingdom M’mbondo Community – Manchester, Tameside and Stockport
  • Urban Vibez CIC – Stockport
  • West End Tiny Tots Group – Ashton-Under-Lyne
  • Work for Smile Foundation – Longsight, Levenshulme, Rusholme, Ardwick

Groups funded from (June – July 2021)

  • 7th Davyhulme Brownies – Trafford
  • Active Youths Foundation – Gorton, Levenshulme, Longsight and Cheetham Hill
  • Active Youth Zone – Manchester and Rochdale
  • Affinity Show Choir – Hazel Grove, Stockport
  • Beech Court Tenants and Residents Association – Salford
  • Bee Squad – Manchester
  • Believe Trust Strive CIC – Greater Manchester
  • Bolton Mandhata Youth
  • Carrbrook Community Hub – Stalybridge , Tameside
  • Church of Fire, Faith and Salvation Ministry – North-East Manchester
  • Community Skills Workshop CIC – Wigan
  • Cray Junior Activity Club – Milnrow, Rochdale
  • Crossroads Carers Support Group – Wigan
  • Daffodils Dreams CIC – Poolstock, Wigan
  • Edo Diaspora UK CIC – Bolton
  • Family Unit Trust – North-East Manchester
  • Forever Green Community Group – Denton, Tameside
  • Foundation Mama Christine Mongi – Lower Broughton, Salford
  • Friends of Shamwari – Rochdale
  • George’s Kitchen – Ridge Hill, Stalybridge
  • Greater Manchester LGBT Social Support Network
  • Happy Smiles Blog CIC – Wigan
  • Headway South Manchester and Stockport
  • Kings Square Library – Salford
  • LET’S TALK find your voice CIC – Rochdale
  • Mature Movers – Eccles, Salford
  • NCA-Northwest CIC – Manchester
  • New Bury Vision – Bury
  • OwnThePower – Oldham
  • Poison Apple Arts – Salford
  • Quids In Burnage East – South Manchester
  • Reflections Counselling Service – Bolton
  • Rochdale Dawah Centre
  • Roe Green Art Club – Salford
  • Same Difference Support Hub – Rochdale
  • Smallshaw Hurst Community Action Group – Ashton-Under-Lyne
  • Talk Changes – Bolton
  • The Galaxy – Salford, Prestwich, Crumpsall
  • The Great Lever and Farnworth Voice – Bolton
  • The Horwich & District Hub – Bolton
  • The Mountain of the Lord’s House – Denton
  • Tonge Moor Men In Sheds – Bolton
  • Trafford Handball Club
  • Tusome Homework Club – Brinnington, Stockport
  • U-Turn – Oldham
  • Victoria Community & Youth Centre – Whitefield, Bury

It is always worth remembering that if you support Forever Manchester, you support all this. The ability of local community groups and organisations to best help people in their community remains dependant on maintaining support for them.

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Date added: 1st October 2021
Last updated: 2nd December 2021