Manchester Cares


Manchester Cares

Latest Programmes & Partnerships

  • Mayor’s Community Weekend

    On the weekend of Saturday 29 June and Sunday 30 June 2019, events will be taking place across the West Midlands to celebrate the Mayor’s Community Weekend. The aim of this is to celebrate diversity and bring people together – we want to encourage people to go out, engage in their local communities and increase social interaction.

  • #iwill Fund

    The #iwill Fund will enable more young people to take part in social action through high quality opportunities which create lifelong habits.

  • Leaders with Lived Experience Pilot Programme

    Leaders with Lived Experience is a pilot programme providing National Lottery grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support lived experience leadership. A lived experience leader is someone who uses their first-hand experience of a social issue to create positive change for, and with, communities and people they share those experiences with. At this stage we expect to award between 15-20 grants.

    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations set up or run by leaders with lived experience
    Funding size
    £20,000 to £50,000
    Application deadline

    5pm, 25th February 2019

  • The Big Lunch: 1-2 June

    In February 2018 we committed almost £8 million of National Lottery funding to a four year joint initiative with the Eden Project.

    The funding supports two flagship events, The Big Lunch and The Big Walk, which will connect over 10 million people to their local area and shine a light on the strength of communities across the UK.