Forever Manchester encourages people to embrace the extra day given to us by the Leap Year and spend it being extra happy. The day supports our belief that “everyone should have the opportunity to be happy”.

Maybe you want to use the day to shout about the people in your community that help to make it a happier and safer place to be.

Do you know someone who…

  • Cares enough about people to act…
  • Puts smiles on the faces of our local communities…
  • Brings local people together to create something special…

Give us a shoutout on Twitter using the hashtag #XtraHappyDay or comment on our Xtra Happy Day Facebook post and you could be in with a chance of winning a Bottomless Brunch for two at Peaky Blinders Manchester.

We’ll announce the winner on Tuesday 3rd March.

Give It Up for the groups that, thanks to your support, we have made happy over the last few months.

Light in the Darkness ‘run fun, inclusive and exciting activities for the children whilst create space for the parents to gain support.’

Here’s one of our Community Builders, Vikki Snowden, with ‘Forever Newall Green’.

They are a parents art group at Newall Green Primary School.

Trafford Malayalee Association told us: “Funding from Forever Manchester has brought our community closer together.”

“Members for Trafford Malayalee enjoy the group as it helps them socialise and make new friends.”

Friends of Grosvenor Park were recently awarded the Connecting Communities Award at our 30th Birthday Party.

They are a a local community group from Salford who organise a range of activities which bring people together by using and enhancing their local park.

Watch and share the video below showing how we put smiles on the faces of communities across Greater Manchester.