Become a partner and help the people of Greater Manchester
The Mayor’s Homelessness Fund was launched in May 2017. Money raised for this, which had not been allocated when the Charity launched,
was transferred to the Charity and the Homelessness fund closed down on 7 May 2019.
Our focus is on the issues the people of Greater Manchester care about, with a particular priority of homelessness. We are currently supporting the Bed Every Night campaign, which aims to end the need for rough sleeping across our region.
A message from our patron, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham - “Welcome to the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity, independently raising money for important causes across our city region. It won’t surprise you to know that, as the current Mayor of Greater Manchester, homelessness and rough sleeping is a top priority for me. So I'm delighted that funds raised through the charity will support this, and our A Bed Every Night campaign, where we aim to find somewhere for everybody to go every night of the week.”
This is a city region that cares. It’s a region that has a history of mutuality and place where people work together to help the most vulnerable in our society. This charity is focused on two things – Greater Manchester and the issues affecting those most in need across our city region. We are independent, we are transparent and above all we are determined to make a difference. I am incredibly proud to Chair the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity. On behalf of our Patrons and Trustees and all the people helped so far, I look forward to welcoming you into our significant family of supporters.
Tim Heatley – Chair of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity
Applications for this first funding round have now closed.
Applicants will be notified of the Trustees’ decisions week commencing 18th November.
If you have a great idea we are still happy to receive a short outline proposal for new project funding. If your proposal meets our aims we’ll get in touch to discuss your idea further. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
For the people of greater manchester
With your help, there will be a bed every night for every single person who sleeps rough in Greater Manchester. And it will be more than just a bed – as well as a roof over their heads, they will have a hot meal, a hot shower, and someone who can give them help and support to move off the streets and into a home where they have dignity, hope and a future.
Your donation, no matter how big or small, will make a real difference.
Supporting the people of Greater Manchester
The Mayor’s Homelessness Fund, which opened in May 2017, supported a number of projects working with homeless people. The Fund was closed in May 2019 and any unallocated money transferred to the Mayor’s Charity where it will continue to support homelessness projects. Some of the people helped by the Fund talk about what the support meant to them.