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We are able to help support Community Groups and Tenants and Residents Association to access funding.  

For further details see the funding leaflet 

Since April 2012 the funding team have helped community groups and partners to make nearly 600 funding bids which have generated over £3.3 million grant funding. This produced a further £3 million of match funding.

In 2015 -2016 the Funding Team helped groups /partners to generate £358,519 in come through external funding bids. These bids produced a further £374,253 in match funding 34 groups were supported in making successful bids.  

We support local residents and community groups to find funding for projects, activities and events by:   

  • finding funding for you and your group
  • providing advice on writing funding applications
  • signposting you to where to find supporting information and other resources   
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Words of Support for Funding Team: 

The support of your team been most helpful – having advance knowledge of the organisations and funds to approach for funding has been of great value to our work at Stockport Foodbank. Thank you very much. 

Nigel Tedford Project Manager, Stockport Foodbank 

The help and support that we get is fantastic and very much appreciated. 

Heather McAvoy Director, More Play More Often 

Funds available

There are many different funds on offer from a range of organisations, which provide funding to community and voluntary groups, including:   

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund 

Forever Manchester  

David Hopkins 

Community Count 


Please see this guide to making a funding application

If you would like help with funding, please contact complete the enquiry form below or contact our Funding Officer on 0161 474 3463 or email

Funding enquiry form

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