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Local Pilot in manchester

In Manchester, we pride ourselves on our creativity, warmth and togetherness. Our bee symbol pays homage to our busy nature and aptitude for collaboration.

Like a lot of things in an ever-complex world, navigating Manchester's structures can understandably feel overwhelming. How do you go about accessing funding for a local sports group or make changes to your local park, where would you even begin?

MACC aims to simplify these structures and outline the support available for the exciting community initiatives related to movement taking place in our city. The Manchester Local Pilot has a focus on the four wards and target audiences, a community development programme and walking and cycling initiatives.

- Ancoats and Beswick
- Clayton and Openshaw
- Miles Platting and Newton Heath
- Woodhouse Park

- Children and young people aged 5-18 in out-of-school settings
- People out of work, and people in work but at risk of becoming workless
- Adults aged 40 – 60 years, with or at risk of a long-term condition and people with a learning disability

Further information on the Pilot can be found here

The Manchester Local Pilot aims to find solutions that increase activity levels to build healthier and more active communities. Engagement with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector is a vital part of the Pilot work. MCRactive have partnered with Macc a registered charity and support organization for the VCSE sector in Manchester to manage the Manchester Moving Fund.

Manchester has a collaborative approach that brings together organisations such as MCRactive, GM Moving, Sport England, Macc and many more. This is a network of Local Government, voluntary sector, private and national organisations who work together towards a shared objective of; improving health and increasing movement.

If you would like to know more about how to get involved or how to access any support you might need, please contact Terry Manyeh on 0161 830 4770 or email: or See the details below for a new funding opportunity and watch this space for more information!


The Manchester Moving Community Investment Fund is running a second round of grant applications for the Manchester Moving Community Investment Fund. £32,000 is available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations as grants of £1,000, £2,000 and £3,000.
To be considered by this programme the project proposal contained within your application form must:

  • Specify the sports or other physical activities to be delivered
  • Aim to work in at least one (but no more than three) of the four areas of Manchester listed below
  • Work with at least one (but no more than three) of the four defined groups of people listed below
  • Provide an estimated number of people that you hope to reach
  • Include a timetabled breakdown of the costs needed to deliver your project
  • Aim to be fully-completed and to have reported by December 2022:


- Clayton and Openshaw
- Ancoats and Beswick
- Miles Platting and Newton Heath
- Woodhouse Park

- Children and young people aged 5-18 (in out-of-school settings)
- People out of work and people at risk of becoming workless
- People aged 40-60 with, or at risk of, long term health conditions (cancer, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disorders)
- People with learning disabilities

Download the funding guidance which contains all info on eligibility (you must read this before submitting any application to this fund).

Download the grant application form (please ensure you read the “Completing the form” section on the application form’s second page). 

Complete your application form and email it to: no later than 12 noon (midday) on Tuesday 14 June 2022.

All applicants will be notified of the panel’s decisions no later than Monday 27 June 2022. Upon completion of standard due diligence checks, approved funding will be paid out to successful applicants ASAP thereafter.

Grant holders will then have until 30 November 2022 (around five months) in which to complete their activities with each organisation to submit an end of project monitoring form during December.

This pilot grants programme is administered by Macc on behalf of MCRactive