People and communities Funding and grants for voluntary and community sector

Our Manchester VCS Grants (OMVCS)

Charitable voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations play a huge role in improving lives and communities in the city. We focus our grants programme on working with them to achieve the aims of the Our Manchester strategy.
For 2018 to 2021, a total of £7.4m has been awarded to 63 VCS organisations that have a strong track record of providing high quality services in the city.
See a list of organisations we’re funding.

OMVCS has been extended until June 2021

We are extending the current Our Manchester VCS grant funding arrangements for a further three months, from 1 April to 30 June 2021. This decision has been taken due to the ongoing uncertainty while we wait for the outcome of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review and the Local Financial Settlement, which is expected later this year. The outcome of this will allow the Council to consider and finalise its own budget decisions in March 2021. All groups currently funded through the programme will receive an additional quarter of funding at the same levels and with the same monitoring requirements.

Population Health Targeted Funding – Older People's Neighbourhood (OPeNS) Fund and First 1000 Days Fund

We also administer two grants on behalf of Manchester Health and Care Commissioning for voluntary organisations that work with older people, and those that support children and families during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life (from pregnancy to the age of 2).

North Manchester Together

We are part of a partnership with VCSE organisations in North Manchester to support and strengthen the voluntary sector in North Manchester. For more information visit MACC’s website.

Support for VCS organisations

We also fund support for VCS organisations. This support includes organisation health checks, information and advice, training and professional development. These services are currently provided through MACC.

Get in touch

You can follow us on twitter @OMVCS or send an email to


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