Forever Manchester is working with UK Community Foundations to distribute funding raised by the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal. This money is being distributed to community organisations responding to the needs of local communities across Greater Manchester via our Community Support Fund.
Cancer Care Diaspora organise activities to normalise conversations about cancer in Black African and wider BME communities in the Greater Manchester area.
They provide information, advice and signposting for individuals, carers and families. They also run weekly fitness sessions, support groups and coffee mornings as well as providing home and hospital visits during chemotherapy treatments.
As a result of Covid-19, the organisation has stopped their normal activities, but is maintaining contact and support for its members, particularly families with low incomes, by delivering regular food parcels and household supplies.
An award from Forever Manchester’s Community Support Funding has enabled the purchase food, necessary cleaning supplies and PPE equipment to support 15 families for 20 weeks. These parcels will be delivered by Cancer Care Diaspora volunteers.
More information about The Community Support Fund can be found by clicking the buttons below.
Community Support Fund View the list of all groups funded to date
This year, Forever Manchester is celebrating 30 Years of supporting our local communities. We are currently working with UK Community Foundations to distribute funding raised by the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal to support community organisations responding to the needs of local communities across Greater Manchester.
Date added: 1st May 2020