Grant schemes

If you are a voluntary and community sector group, below you will find details of funded programmes available to apply for in Manchester.

These grants aim to help improve the health and well being of our people and communities across the city.

Note the grants listed on this page are not directly funded by Manchester Health and Care Commissioning.

  • North and east Manchester – First 1000 Days of a Child’s Life Fund

    The Our Manchester Programme Management Team are pleased to announce that First 1000 Days of a Child’s Life Fund specifically for north and east Manchester is now open for applications.

    The grants available to apply for are as follows:

    • 1 grant of £100,000
    • 3 grants of £50,000

    Please note due to the limited number of applications during the first round (of the fund) and following discussions with VCS (voluntary and community sector) Groups we have tweaked the criteria for these north and east specific funds.

    Organisations applying as leads do not have to be currently funded by either Our Manchester VCS, Culture Partnership Agreement or Young Manchester’s Youth and Play Funds.

    How to apply

    For more information on how to apply for this funding, please refer to prospectus [external link] and guidance notes [external link].

    If you have any questions regarding the fund, please email or call Jez on 07866 001 456.

    Related documents

    First 1,000 days in Manchester prospectus [PDF]

  • Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 Grants Programme

    Hate crime has no place in Manchester. Everyone has the right to feel safe and we all have a responsibility to stand against hatred and discrimination.

    Manchester Community Safety Partnership has ten £1,000 grants available to voluntary, community, social enterprise and public sector groups. These aim to raise awareness of what hate crime is and to increase the reporting of hate crime incidents.

    Projects must be delivered during Hate Crime Awareness Week between Monday 1 and Sunday 7 February 2021.

    For more information and to apply, please visit the Manchester Community Central website.

    Deadline: 12 November 2020 at 12:00pm

  • Older Peoples Neighbourhood Support (OPeNS) Fund

    The Our Manchester Programme Management Team are pleased to announce that the Older Peoples Neighbourhood Support (OPeNS) Fund is now open.

    This fund is for projects that aim to increase the health and wellbeing of older people in each of the 12 neighbourhoods of Manchester, and money currently remains available for the following three neighbourhoods to apply for:

      • £94,640 – Ancoats, Clayton and Bradford
      • £89,180 – Ardwick and Longsight
      • £68,250 – Fallowfield and Withington


    The neighbourhood amounts are fixed and have been worked out using a range of health and social care, population and economic data and intelligence, which has resulted in the weighted allocation amounts across the city. The funds are for delivery over a period of 18 months.

    How to apply

    Applications can be submitted using the Smart Survey between Monday 2 November and 10.00am on Monday 23 November 2020.

    We encourage you to read the prospectus [external link] and guidance notes [external link] for the fund to help you complete o complete your application. These documents, and link to Smart Survey can be found on the Manchester Community Central website.

    If you have any questions regarding the fund, or require the documents in another format please send an email to