City of Social Action Grants For Young People

Applications are now open for the City of Social Action Grants for Young People!

From campaigns and activism to community events and leadership, we want to support you to make real change on the issues you care about. So if you’re passionate about making change in your community or have an idea for a project that will have a positive impact on children and young people, apply now and you could receive a grant of up to £1000.


The grants are open to groups of young people who:


– Want to make a positive difference to children, young people and communities

– Live in Manchester

– Are aged 19 and under, or 25 and under for those with additional needs

How to apply

Step 1: Download the grant prospectus below, this is where you can find out everything you need to know about the grants and how to apply.


Grant Prospectus (PDF)


Step 2: Download the application form and fill it out, then send it back to us by email or post. If you have any questions about the application form you can contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.


Application Form (MS Word)


We’ll be looking at the applications as they come in and a panel of young people will meet every other month to decide which applications should receive funding.


You can apply anytime before 17th December 2021.


The next decision making panel will be in November – submit your application by 5pm Friday 19th November to be considered at this panel.

Accessibility and Easy-Read Documents

We want to make sure that everybody can access the information they need to apply for the City of Social Action Grants for Young People.


You can download an easy-read document with the information about the grants in clear written words and pictures:


Easy Read Information Sheet (PDF)


We can provide an easy-read application form, or an online application form for anyone who would prefer this. Email Rachel on the contact details below to ask for a copy of these.

Our contact details

If you have any questions about the grants or how to apply, you can contact Rachel Garbutt our Social Action Coordinator at or call/text on 07593 558198.