Manchester City Council

People & communities Small grants to help prevent hidden crimes related to sex workers

Manchester Community Safety Partnership wants to work with other organisations to tackle hidden crimes related to sex workers, improve the confidence of victims to take action, and make sure they have appropriate support.

You can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects to protect:

  • sex workers
  • people involved in the sex industry
  • people exploited through sex work

and tackle hidden crime. This could include:

  • creating a service to support sex workers, for example around violence, trafficking, or other hidden crimes
  • implementing the findings of research you’ve done into online sex work and support needs
  • Mapping services for sex workers (such as health, mental health, drug and alcohol, accommodation), developing better processes for prostitution forum members to refer people and making sex workers more aware of the support services available.

All projects must support the objectives of the Manchester prostitution strategy 2016 to 2018 and the community safety strategy 2014 to 2017. Read them before you apply.

Who can apply

You can only apply if:

  • the project takes place in Manchester
  • the organisation has a bank account in the name of their organisation which is a group account with more than one signatory and not an individual’s account
  • you agree to complete and return the grant monitoring form at the end of the project.

The closing date 31 October 2017. However, as the fund is limited, you should apply early.

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