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Our Partnership with We Love MCR Charity in manchester

Who are We Love MCR?
We Love MCR Charity are the only grant-giving charity dedicated to supporting Manchester's communities and young people. We Love MCR supports ambitious young Mancunians to take their next steps to success, and they empower communities across the city to improve lives in their neighbourhoods. Learn more about who they are here.

Their Work
We Love MCR supports and inspires Mancunians in many ways all year round, and their two biggest programmes are the Stronger Communities Fund and Manchester’s Rising Stars Fund. The first supports exciting projects in every part of the city, from sports clubs to community gardens, and the second removes barriers to success for young Mancunians, with funded ambitions so far covering entrepreneurship, academia, trades and sporting excellence. Learn more about their work here.
Their Events
We Love MCR raise funds for their work each year with exciting events that are open to the public. From mountain treks, ice-cold dips, city-centre abseils and even firewalks... there’s truly something for everyone, and Manchester Active members will be first to know when they’re happening! View their current and past events here.
Our Partnership
We value the differences made by We Love MCR within our communities and for the next generation of Mancunians, and we believe it goes alongside the work Manchester Active does with the sport, physical activity and health sector in our city. We will be working in partnership to encourage and inspire Mancunians to move more each day by being a referral partner in We Love MCR’s grant programmes and collaborating with them on fundraising events – like the Great Manchester Run 2024 VIP Experience, which is open for registration now.

We Love MCR and Manchester Active have developed a strong relationship, and have worked collaboratively across our city, providing funding on a variety of projects across the sport, physical activity, and health sectors for a number of years. 

WLM Charity has a variety of funds and projects that run throughout the year, check them out and find out more information in the tabs below

The Fund aims to give young Mancunians a helping hand to take opportunities that may otherwise be out of their reach.
Limited finances can be a barrier to many young people, and we recognise that a little financial support at the right time can make a big difference when starting out on a career, self-employment or learning path. 


Our Stronger Communities Fund empowers local people to improve their own communities and spaces, whenever they are ready. We listen, and act on their inspiring ideas.
It is our longest standing fund, and with it we've supported hundreds of local groups & charities to deliver great work in Manchester's unbeatable communities!


Manchester Young Lives have been at the forefront of youth services in Manchester for many years, especially with young people in danger of social exclusion.
WLM support Manchester Young Lives for a few years now, via the Sir Howard Bernstein Endowment Fund, in order to expand the offer MYL gives to 16-19 year olds on their Employability Programme.

This bespoke programme provides invaluable opportunities to these young people, read some of their success stories by clicking on the button below.


Every year wlm fund Manchester families with complex needs to leave the city, and travel to Lake Windermere to experience a therapeutic family course. 
The break takes place at Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre, where they engage in a range of outdoor activities, building confidence, self-esteem and new skills.
This is an incredibly positive experience for everyone involved – family bonds are strengthened, lasting friendships are formed and the young people and their parents leave with an experience they won’t forget