City of Social Action Grants

Applications for our City of Social Action Grants are now open!

We have funding available for projects led by young people that make a positive difference to children, young people and communities.

We welcome applications from groups of young people aged 19 and under, or 25 and under for those with additional needs. The project should take place in Manchester (see map).

There are two different pots available:

POT 1

  • Grants of up to £1000
  • For young people
  • Projects that are led by young people and make a positive difference to children, young people and communities.

POT 2

  • Grants of £5000-£7000
  • For organisations
  • Projects that support increasing the ways that children and young people can have a say in an existing organisation or partnership.

EVENTS SPONSORSHIP

We also want to support youth-led events happening across the city with up to £500 to sponsor your event. Whether it’s in your local community or city wide, in-person or online we want to support partners providing opportunities for young people to design and deliver their own events on themes that matter to them. Apply for Events Sponsorship.

Important Dates

Projects can take places anytime from August to December 2022.

Closing dates:

  • 22nd July 2022 for projects starting in August
  • 26th August 2022 for projects starting in September

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To Apply:

STEP 1

Download and read the grants information booklet.

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STEP 2

Download and fill out an application form and send it to applications@youngmanchester.org

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Questions?

If you have any questions, or you want to talk to us before sending in your application we’d be really happy to help. Contact Rachel at r.garbutt@youngmanchester.org or call 0161 631 2879

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