Here at One Manchester, we are always looking at ways to support new and growing businesses in our area and we have allocated £40,000 to do just that. For more information on our social investment strategy, click here.
If you are a locally based business (or your business helps deliver social benefits to our communities), then we are interested in hearing from you. We are offering small grants of between £500 and £5,000 to help you make your initial steps towards developing your business or taking it to the next stage. Plus, in addition to this funding,we will also help applicants with other sources of support and development.
We are particularly interested in hearing from people who are looking to develop sustainable businesses and create employment opportunities in our neighbourhoods. If you think this is you, the please get in touch using this form. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and some brief information and we'll call you back.
Please note: 8th January is the deadline for expressions of Interest
We will shortlist applicants and notify them on 19th January, inviting them to present their idea at an event in February, where the best ideas will be awarded funding and support from One Manchester and our partners. We are really excited about this fund and we hope to really make a difference to new and growing businesses.
We are hosting a launch event where you can get more information on how the catalyst fund works:
Who can apply?
What sorts of proposals will be considered?
What we will consider funding
What we won’t fund
We are working with other partners who can provide support or grants to local enterprises.
Between us we will seek to refer applicants to other relevant sources of support including.