We were delighted to award £43,848 of funding to support 46 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

Forever Manchester is still welcoming applications to the One GM Community Fund. We will close for applications at midday on Friday 22nd October 2021.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

In this last round of the One GM Community Fund, (application deadline 23rd July 2021), awards of up to £1,000 were available.

The groups we were delighted to support include:

  • 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 (pictured)
  • 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