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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

The Spirit of Manchester Active Communities Fund - *Programme now closed*
We are pleased to announce a new mini-grants programme, the Spirit of Manchester Active Communities Fund, financed by the Eric Wright Charitable Trust. It offers individual funding awards of up to £500. The Spirit of Manchester Active Communities Fund aims to reduce or remove the perceived barriers that affect getting involved in volunteering, active citizenship and community activity, and address needs anywhere in Manchester’s neighbourhoods. Our view is that accelerating these activities, making them more inclusive of marginalised, seldom heard people, would highlight the diversity of our communities and inspire further effort. Click here for more information

Hate Crime Awareness grants *Closed 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 further information

Small Grants Inclusion Programme - *Closed for applications*
Following last year’s successful pilot scheme, Macc is pleased to announce a new round of Manchester City Council’s Small Grants Inclusion Programme. Supporting the vision set out in the Our Manchester Disability Plan, the Council aims to support and enable disabled children and young people to be able to participate in all opportunities, facilities, activities and communities. The programme aims to support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations that are universal providers of youth and play, culture or leisure services in making sustainable improvements to the mainstream inclusion of children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND).

Community Safety Grants *Closed for applications*
Community Safety is massively important to Manchester residents and Manchester’s Community Safety partnership has new funding available as it recognises this. This funding programme invites applications from Manchester’s Community, voluntary and faith groups to apply for up to £5,000 to deliver a project, series of workshops or events with the aim of these activities to help support their local communities to feel safer, become more connected and to help create stronger communities that work together to respond effectively and appropriately to maintain resident’s safety. The project must be held in the City of Manchester and for the benefit of Manchester residents. 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