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We Love Manchester Stronger Communities Fund is calling on community groups and individuals in Manchester to apply for funding of up to £2000 for initiatives that will bring their communities together to celebrate diversity and help build stronger relationships in and across those communities

The charity wants to celebrate Manchester's uniqueness, multi-cultural neighbourhoods and youthful energy. Manchester is a diverse city and the charity recognises the importance of building strong relationships in and across these diverse communities.The city has a long history of people coming together and it is recognised that the need for such activity is even more critical as the city continues to change and grow.

We are looking to support projects which have one or more of the following themes:

  • Pride – celebrating neighbourhoods and the people that live there

  • Connect – bringing people together to celebrate the diversity in our city

  • Educate – providing the chance for people to learn about where they live and their neighbours, both within and across Manchester's wards

Volunteer and guest

Applying for funding

To apply you must be supporting or working with communities within the City of Manchester. Applications from projects based in the wider Greater Manchester area will not be considered. Applications from individuals will be considered but you must have a sponsor organisation, who will endorse your application and act as a guarantor. 

Applying for funding is really straight forward. First please download our Guidance Notes to check if you are eligible and your project fits our criteria. When you are ready to apply please complete the online application form. Alternatively download the application form and return your completed form via email to the address below or in the post if you prefer. Please complete each section of the application form, provide requested supporting evidence and give written quotes for all costs.

Please note the deadlines for applications for 2018/19, which are in the table below.

Download the guidance notes

Apply online

Read the Terms and Conditions

Alternatively you can download our application form and submit by email to


Deadline for Applications Trustee Meetings
28 February 2018  Tuesday 27 March 2018
30 April 2018 Tuesday 29 May 2018
30 June 2018 Tuesday 24 July 2018
30 September 2018   Tuesday 30 October 2018
30 November 2018  Tuesday 29 January 2019