Forever Manchester Community Support Fund (Phase Two)

Aims/priorities: The Community Support Fund (Phase Two) will accept applications organisations who are supporting those suffering from hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who can apply? To apply you need to be a charity or community group with your own bank account and relevant safeguarding policies in place. We expect you to be based in the area where you are offering help.

You must be applying for activity which is in line with your organisation’s aims and objects as shown in your governing documents.

Allchurches Trust - Hope Beyond

Aims/priorities: The aim of the Hope Beyond grants programme is to enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities as the longer-term impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis becomes clearer.

The funding is for innovative, impactful projects that will enable people, organisations and communities to flourish in life after lockdown, building resilience and encouraging hope.

Projects that address at least one of the following three key themes are eligible:

The Feminist Review Trust

Aims/priorities: The Feminist Review Trust was set up in 2001 with funding from the Feminist Review journal. Feminist Review is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal setting new agendas for feminism. The journal is committed to exploring gender in its relationship to other axes of power including race, class and sexuality.

The Feminist Review Trust has a small amount of funding that it offers to individuals and not-for-profit organisations for projects that transform the lives of women in the UK and internationally.

The Lady Neville Charity

Aims/priorities: The Lady Neville Charity provides capital grants for arts and heritage projects Eligible arts and heritage projects can include: local heritage projects which help local groups to conserve and restore their landmarks, landscape, traditions and culture; or performing and visual arts organisations involved in performances, art, music, and drama activities.

Who can apply? Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations whose total annual income is less than £100,000pa and where the total project/item must be less than £10,000.

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

Aims/priorities: The grants programme supports a broad range of creative and cultural projects that benefit people living in England. Projects can range from directly creating and delivering creative and cultural activity to projects which have a longer term positive impact, such as organisational development, research and development and sector support and development.

The funding is for projects that are focused on one or more of the following disciplines:

The Fore RAFT Transition Fund

Aims/priorities: Unrestricted grants to help small charities and social enterprises in the UK plan for the longer term and gain a stronger footing in the post-coronavirus world. 

Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from UK registered charities, community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and community benefit societies with annual incomes below £500,000.

Grant amount: Unrestricted grants of up to £15,000 are available.

Great Places Resilience Fund

Aims/priorities: The Resilience Fund has the following key themes:

  • Poverty reduction (fuel, furniture, food including Holiday Hunger initiatives)
  • Employment, training and volunteering opportunities
  • Financial and digital inclusion
  • Organisational resilience

The fund is intended to support core costs.

Who can apply? Applications must come from constituted community groups, charities and social enterprises providing services in or reasonably local to the following locations or wards:

Places of Worship/Multipurpose Community Building Reopening Fund


Aims/priorities: This funding is available for Rochdale Borough groups who are working towards reopening their place of worship/multipurpose community building and ensuring they can do so safely and following all of the recent government guidelines which have been released.

The fund is to help to ensure that places of worship are maintained to a level which is Covid-safe. This could help with additional cleaning, equipment, signage and collection of personal data.