The Council and democracy The Lord Mayor of Manchester

Lord Mayor's Charity Appeal Trust

The Lord Mayor is Chair of Trustees of the We Love MCR Charity.

The charity was set up with the main purpose of benefitting the residents of Manchester. The charity does this by providing grants to young people and to community groups and charities, and providing therapeutic family breaks to families, helping to improve their lives and life chances.

Manchester has a proud history of solidarity and standing up for those who need help. We know the power of community and that, as Mancunians, we have far more in common than that which divides us. From Peterloo to the Pankhursts, our city gives a voice to the voiceless - and the Manchester of today is no exception.

We Love MCR works with some of our most vulnerable people and most ambitious communities to help them write Manchester’s next chapter.

We know too well the problems that face us. Within our bright, international city, one in three of our children live in poverty, and one in 10 have no qualifications. Tragically, there are also those who seek to sow division within our communities.

We aim to address these challenges – by spreading opportunities and helping communities to build themselves up through direct support.

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