Join the movement for positive change in North Manchester with Hobin’s Community Fund

Launched by Manchester City Council, the fund is a publicly available funding 'pot' designed to help individuals and groups create long-lasting change in north Manchester.

The fund was set up in honour of the late councillor Eric Hobin, who was much loved in north Manchester for his tireless work in improving the lives of local residents.

You can apply for a portion of  £9,000, with £3,000 allocated to each of the districts of Cheetham, Monsall and White Moss.

The fund is open to applications from anyone with an idea that will benefit the people of north Manchester.

You don’t need to be part of a formal group or organisation to apply – as long as your idea is of lasting value to the community, you’re in with a chance of securing funding.

Applications are being sought for projects that focus on health and wellbeing, social isolation, green spaces, environmental improvements, and supporting young people.

Previous winners of funds include the J7 Health Centre, which used the money to launch a free exercise programme for young people in the Higher Blackley area, and MGTYouth, a charity organisation that hosts a range of events and projects across north Manchester.

You can watch MGT Youth’s Story here:

If you have an idea that fits the bill, now is the time to get your application in.

The deadline for applications is Friday 21 April, so don’t delay –

You can apply by clicking here.

If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to a Hobin’s Community Fund event where you’ll get the chance to pitch your idea to people living and working in the area.

The audience will then vote for the projects they’d like to see funded, so it’s important to make sure your idea is clear, concise and engaging.

Whether you’re an individual with a passion for community work, or part of a group or organisation with a great idea for a project, Hobin’s Community Fund offers a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference in north Manchester. So why not take the first step today and apply for funding? You could be the next winner of Hobin’s Community Fund, and help to create positive change in your local area.


Got a story worth sharing?

What’s the story? We are all ears when it comes to positive news and inspiring stories. You can send story ideas to [email protected]

Manchester is a successful city, but there are many people that suffer. The I Love MCR Foundation helps raise vital funds to help improve the lives and prospects of people across Greater Manchester – and we can’t do it without your help. So please donate or fundraise what you can because investing in your local community to help it thrive can be a massively rewarding experience.

Latest News
Upcoming Events