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29th May
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Funding for YOUR Community Projects

29th May to 29th November
What does community mean to you? Do you have an idea to do good in your community and make change in places across Manchester? Well then! Lets make these ideas happen...

As part of Manchester Met’s 200 year celebrations the university is looking to support student community projects across Greater Manchester.

Do you have an idea that could positively impact your community, a place or space you are part of, an area you spend time in or live, a school or community centre that you attend?

Manchester Met is looking to offer funding support from a pot of £10,000 for project ideas that will make impact in your Greater Manchester community.

**Please note, you will be pitching for part of the pot of this amount, not the full £10K. We are looking to fund as many small and manageable projects as possible, so keep things simple!**

What might this look like?

Maybe you have observed a gap in your community, a space that could do with some support or creativity? Perhaps you feel very strongly about a topic or theme and want to build advocacy for this across Manchester? Maybe you are already volunteering or working with a group or community, and you want to support this area further? Do you see inequality, opportunities for better services, do you want to build your voice and find a way to advocate with others? Do you have an idea for a project or see a method for building positive action?

Project ideas might include things such as:

  • Cleaning up your alleyways, making community gardens, clearing public spaces, litter picking events, community allotment projects
  • Youth projects, youth groups, school events, community learning, skill shares, family workshops or events for the whole family or to support parents
  • Food bank volunteering projects, food drive collections, community food learning/sharing, cultural celebration events, cooking classes
  • Campaign projects, social activism, developing group projects, collaborative opportunities, fighting against inequalities and working for social justice
  • Anything you value and see as important in your community…

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Develop... an idea from inception into production
  • Engage... your community in a proejct
  • Make change... in areas you feel could benefit from social good. Work in communities you live in and make change
  • Learn... get support and learn from practitioners who already do good in places. Receive mentoring and support for your project idea
  • Make it happen... pitch ideas to receive funding and make these Good things happen in your community!
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • call_split 29/05/24 to 25/06/24
    Design a pitch for funding
    Define an idea and pitch for funding to deliver a community focused project.
  • call_split 26/06/24 to 31/10/24
    Produce and deliver a community focused project
    With support from a practitioner mentor, deliver your community focused project with funding
  • place 01/11/24 to 29/11/24 - TBC
    Celebration event
    A chance to share your project story and celebrate your outcomes