Manchester City Council

People & communities Small grants to meet the Manchester Prostitution Strategy objectives

The Manchester Prostitution Forum’s Strategy 2016/18 has four priorities which are:

  • Protect those involved in or affected by sex work
  • Develop and maintain relationships, gather and share intelligence
  • Support positive and healthier choices to improve the health and wellbeing of sex workers
  • Respond to and manage change

The Prostitution Strategy 2016/18 helps us to meet the objectives of the Community Safety Strategy 2018/21 and its goal of protecting people. One of our main aims is to prevent people from becoming a victim of criminal activity which targets vulnerable people, leading to exploitation and harm. This might be from modern slavery, domestic violence and abuse, female genital mutilation, so-called honour based violence, sexual exploitation, or sham marriages.

The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) wants to work with partners to protect people from serious harm, so grants of up to £5,000 are available for activities to protect:

  • sex workers
  • those who are involved in the sex industry
  • those exploited through sex work

This activity could include, for example:

  • Setting up a service to support sex workers, for example around violence, personal safety, trafficking, or exploitation  
  • Using findings from research into online sex work and support needs
  • Mapping appropriate services for sex workers and developing referral processes to support them.

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