Last Thursday saw our first ever Catalyst Fund pitching event take place, with 18 local organisations gathering to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. The fund is part of One Manchester’s commitment to support local organisations that are creating opportunities in our areas, and we were able to offer small grants of between £500 and £5,000.
The evening saw representatives take to the podium to tell the audience and judges more about their business, and why they were looking for funding. Each organisation had just three minutes to impress the judges with their presentation!
We heard some fantastic speeches from a range of organisations with very different ideas, from coding to community gardens, and socks to cycling groups.
Take a look at the list of winners below:
Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you to everybody who came along. We are very pleased to be supporting all of the organisations who took part in the Catalyst Fund pitching event and look forward to working with you all in the future.