You are here: Home | Grants Programme

Grants Programme

We provide funding to community groups and local charities throughout the city of Manchester, supporting the residents of Manchester who are in the greatest need to reach their full potential.

We have supported over 140 community groups and projects since 2011.

All the money we raise stays in Manchester, bringing positive benefits to communities throughout the City.

Find out more about the projects and groups we support.

Volition project


Family Courses with One Education Outdoors

Every year we fund carefully selected Manchester families to leave the city and travel to Windermere to experience a family course at Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre. The young people and their parents take part in a range of outdoor activities, helping to build confidence, self esteem and new skills. The families spend valuable time together away from 'normal life'. 

This is an incredibly positive experience for everyone involved - family bonds are strengthened, lasting friendships are formed and families leave with an experience they won't forget.

Thanks to our supporters in 2017 the Charity has been able to fund 24 families to benefit from this life changing experience. 

 


"I cannot thank everyone enough for giving my family this amazing experience. We have done things we would never be able to afford to do and have done things we probably wouldn't have tried. Thank you."

"We have had the best time at Ghyll Head! We tried all the activities- I especially enjoyed the canoeing and am hoping to go to Debdale or Sale Water Park with the rest of our family on a day out. Spending time with other dads and sons did me good as we all learned from each other. I am proud of my boys - both of them showed no fear."


Short Breaks for All Grant Programme

Many of the families we support have never had the opportunity to experience a holiday together before and spend important time as a family away from 'normal' life. Our Short Breaks for All programme helps families to strengthen family relationships, create shared memories and for the children to experience things for the first time that many of us take for granted.

The short breaks are taken locally in the UK and the families are nominated by a team of family support workers and social workers. In 2016, 20 disadvantaged families from Manchester experienced a short break during the summer months thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

Since 2011 325 adults and 595 children have benefited from this programme. 

 

Anson Cabin project

 


“We loved playing on the beach, the children had never seen the sea before.”

 

“We got our first holiday away together and made lots of nice memories.”

%TITLE%

%CONTENT%

“The children enjoyed being away from Manchester and more space to play.”

 

“It made a big change for us. I saw happiness in my children I haven’t seen for a long time.”