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Our funding search engine is a straight forward FREE service using information from IDOX Information Solutions that can help voluntary, community, social enterprise sector organisations like yours to find suitable funding.

By becoming a member of Macc you will gain access to our free funding portal of funding opportunities. Please note: To be eligible to access our funding portal you must be a voluntary, community, social enterprise sector (VCSE) organisations working in the City of Manchester with at least 50% of your beneficiaries in the City of Manchester. VCSE organisations working outside of the City of Manchester, consultants, sole traders, statutory bodies, private businesses and infrastructure organisations who become members of Macc aren’t eligible to access our funding portal.

To sign up to become a member of Macc and to access our funding portal, complete our membership form here

Funding programmes

Hate Crime Awareness grants- NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
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. This has always been important and even more so following the Manchester attack. Manchester Community Safety Partnership has funding available to tackle hate crime. This funding has been running for several years and paid for some fantastic events and projects. Macc will be continue to  beinvolved in the administration of the programme. Click here for more information

Small Grants Inclusion Pilot Programme *closed for applications*
The Small Grants Inclusion pilot programme aims to support universal providers to develop sustainable improvements for the inclusion of C&YP with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND). It offers an opportunity to test out new ideas and pilot initiatives in advance of the Young Manchester, Youth and Play Fund 2018-2020. The small grant programme encourages applicants to develop projects that explore new approaches to ensuring inclusion in this context. The programme is very open to trying out new ideas.  Click here for more information

Mental health grants programme **Now closed**
Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups are investing £330,000 in a new mental health grants programme with a maximum grant of £10,000 per application and a maximum of three applications per organisation. The grants programme will be launched soon Click here for further information

Community First **Now closed**
£30 Million is now available to fund community projects in some of the most deprived areas of the country. Keep checking the Panel pages for more information about the next round of funding. Click here for further information

Reducing Social Isolation / Loneliness Grant Funding **Now closed**
Macc is running a grants programme on behalf of the Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) who want to work in alliance with voluntary sector organisations and social enterprises to discover the way forward for service provision to reduce social isolation and loneliness in Manchester. The grant programme will act as a springboard for change in the way that organisations in Manchester collectively work to help older people. Click here for further information 

2014-20 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
Greater Manchester has an allocation of £356 million of European Structural Funds for the 2014-20 programme. The European Structural Funds overall are designed to reduce economic inequalities by targeting additional resources at developing skills, jobs and enterprise for those people and areas which need extra help. There is also clear acknowledgement of the importance of social inclusion and social innovation as necessary conditions of economic inclusion.
Read our briefing European Programme 2014-20 - Opportunities for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to deliver the Greater Manchester ESIF plan 

Funding support

Community Asset Transfer
Community assets are land and buildings that are transferred from public ownership to be owned or managed by community organisations. These assets cover a wide spectrum and include town halls, community centres, sports facilities, affordable housing and libraries, and other public buildings.

Macc can support you to work through whether your organisation is ready to consider taking on a community asset. We will talk through your project and explain what’s involved in a community asset transfer based upon our previous experience. Click here for more information

Community Right to Challenge
The Community Right to Challenge enables communities to challenge to take over local services that they think they can run differently and better. The Right to Challenge could be used to run a wide range of local services.

Are you considering tendering for a contract?
Do you have a contract due for re tendering?
If so you may be eligible for financial support to help your organisation to prepare your submission.
Click here for more information