People and communities Funding and grants for voluntary and community sector

Our Manchester Funds

Who we are

The Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector plays a huge role in improving lives and communities in the city. The Our Manchester Funds team is a small team within Manchester City Council and aims to lead by example in good grant-giving practice, making sure our work is right for all parts of Manchester’s VCFSE sector and stakeholders. We base our approach on listening and responding to the sector, to make the most of our investments in it. 

Our Manchester VCS Grants (OMVCS)

This grants programme invests in the VCFSE sector to help achieve the aims of the Our Manchester strategy. The first round of OMVCS ran from 2018-2023 and you can read the impact report here.

Organisations funded through the second round of the programme will receive funding from April 2023 to March 2026, as reported at Communities and Equalities Scrutiny on 7th March 2023. 

View the report and a list of currently funded organisations.

North Manchester Together

We are part of a partnership with VCSE organisations in North Manchester to support and strengthen the voluntary sector in North Manchester. For more information visit MACC's website.

Support for VCS organisations

We also fund support for VCS organisations in Manchester. This support includes organisation health checks, information and advice, training and professional development. These services are currently provided through MACC.

Manchester VCSE Funding Partnership

We are a member of this partnership which is made up of VCSE funders covering Manchester. Its focus is to work together to support Manchester to have a vibrant, strong, diverse and thriving VCSE sector. You can read their position statement on MACC's website.

Manchester funders are invited to join the partnership. 

Get in touch

You can follow us on twitter @OMVCS or get in touch by emailing

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