Community Foundation


All our grants are open to locally based community and voluntary groups who seek to improve the circumstances of people living in economically or socially excluded areas.

Your project must be based in one of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.

Our primary aim is to encourage and support grass-root community activities of small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage active participation from volunteers and usually have minimal cash reserves and limited access to funding support.

Within our grants programmes, you can apply for:
Seed fund grants up to £1,000
Small grants up to £5,000
Larger Grants up to £10,000

Please note that if you are an individual or a newly formed group that is less than 12 months old then you will need to contact us on the number below to discuss your idea or funding requirements.

To apply for funding your group or organisation needs to satisfy our eligibility conditions.

Unsure if you qualify?
If you have read our eligible conditions and are still unsure if you qualify to apply then please contact us on 0161 214 0940 or email [email protected]  

Contact Information

Community Foundation

5th Floor Speakers House
39 Deansgate
M3 2BA

Tel: 0161 214 0951