The voluntary and community sector is being encouraged to apply for grant funding when the new round of Our Manchester Voluntary and Community Sector (OMVCS) grants programme launches tomorrow.
The OMVCS is the Council's largest grant programme for the voluntary and community sector. Following an extensive engagement and co-design process, the grants programme is set to open for the next round of grants covering a three-year period from April 2023.
The refreshed grants programme aims to support local voluntary and community sector organisations with a track -record of delivering services to Manchester people, with a focus on some of the city's key priorities like inclusion, health, poverty action and climate change.
Applicants must deliver activities and services which fit with the Our Manchester principles of creating a thriving skilled and fair city, filled with talent and is a great place to live with organisations working together to build relationships and connect people.
Councillor Joanna Midgely, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said:
"Manchester's voluntary and community sector contributes enormously to the wellbeing of communities across the city and investing in these organisations helps us to create stronger individuals, families and neighbourhoods. Their work brings benefits to all our neighbourhoods and they deliver important services across the city. Not only do they connect people and bring communities closer together, it also provides them with a sense of pride and belonging as well as ownership of their local area. This funding program is vital to build resilience and capacity in the VCSE sector to support organisations and residents through the impact of the cost of living crisis."
Application forms can be completed online and a link to the application will be published when the programme launches on 1 September. The application is open from 1 September until 10 October.