Our Charity has made the decision to pledge £175,000 to help vulnerable people affected by coronavirus.
The Covid-19 Community Response Fund will make awards of between £500-£3,000 and will decide on an application within 24 hours.
Our development manager Ged Carter says:
“We’ve kick-started the Covid-19 Community Response Fund with £175,000 but we’re urging other people to donate to it with the promise that all their donations will go directly to frontline groups and charities. An estimated 40 per cent of Manchester’s children grow up in households that are in poverty so the time for action is now.”
The Covid-19 Community Response Fund offers is aimed at groups and charities in Manchester that that are supporting vulnerable people in need.
Grants can be used to buy equipment and supplies needed to offer support by groups working within the Government’s guidelines.
Once spent, a repeat application can be made. Our nine-strong board of trustees is meeting online on a daily basis to ensure decisions are taken immediately.To be eligible applicants have to be properly constituted community groups and charities within Manchester City Council’s boundaries that have a group or charity bank.
To apply for help go to: