Covid Recovery Fund


The Covid Recovery Fund, supporting a resilient voluntary sector in Manchester is now open for Expressions of Interest.

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning, Manchester City Council, One Manchester and Young Manchester are investing over £1million in a new fund, to support voluntary and community sector organisations to work together to help to strengthen their support to people across the city.

The Covid-19 pandemic and multiple lockdown periods has affected us all. Whilst continuing to provide some brilliant and much needed support to people, many organisations in the voluntary sector have also had to deal with significant challenges to their services, staffing, buildings and finances. This is at a time where support to residents and communities is needed more than ever.

The VCSE Covid Recovery Fund has been set up with the aim of having a strong, vibrant and resilient sector that we want to be here for years to come and organisations on the ground, out in communities continuing to collectively support and meet the needs of Manchester residents. As we look ahead to our recovery from Covid we know that providing the funding and space for organisations to come together and develop solutions to challenges will be needed and will be an important part in making this a reality.

The VCSE Covid Recovery Fund will reach out across the city and fund voluntary sector organisations to come together and use a range of activities such as training with partners to support accessing new funding, leadership development support, and collaboration that supports the development of shared systems and peer to peer work all of which will reach and benefit residents and communities. The funding partners will be working together to jointly support this funding programme.

Check out the prospectus below to find out more and express interest in this Fund.  You can also e mail us on

Covid Recovery Fund Prospectus

Covid Recovery Fund Expression of Interest Form

Please also take a look at the FAQs for any questions you might have.

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