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Do you work with community groups? Apply for funding now

(13 February 2018)

The University and its main construction partners – Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine – have established a £20,000 fund to support neighbourhood initiatives in areas closest to the University’s construction sites around Oxford Road and near Owens Park, Wilmslow Road. 

The fund is open to established non-profit groups, voluntary groups and other community groups, as well as groups of residents and community members working together for the first time.

There are two categories of funding: small awards for amounts up to £500 and large awards for amounts between £500-£2,000. Projects or initiatives must show clear evidence of potential community benefits and begin before 31 July 2018.

  • Small award deadlines are 1 March 2018; 2 April 2018 and 1 May 2018.
  • Large award deadline is 1 March 2018.

To apply please download:

Please send applications to  or post to Office for Social Responsibility, The University of Manchester, 186 Waterloo Place, Oxford Road, Manchester  M13 9PL.

photo of a community group