Funders and Partners

Our work is made possible by the generous support, advice and funding of various partners in our community. We are grateful for the support of the following businesses, foundations, trusts, community organisations and local authorities.


Manchester Cares is supported by Nesta, through their Accelerating Ideas partnership with The Big Lottery. Nesta are supported the model to grow in the city through investment, networks and guidance. 

The Big Lottery

The Big Lottery are seed funding Manchester Cares so that it can make the biggest possible impact in connecting older and younger neighbours in our city and reducing loneliness. 

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is supporting Manchester Cares over five years, specifically to deliver our ambitious programmes and evaluate the impact on neighbours in Manchester and beyond.

Manchester Wellbeing Fund

The Manchester Wellbeing Fund are supporting the development of Manchester Cares' Social Clubs, Love Your Neighbour and Outreach programmes. We're proud to have their support.