The Catalyst Fund will be making a return very soon, so it's time for you to get your expressions of interest in if you'd like to take part.

Here at One Manchester, we're always looking at ways to support new and growing businesses in our area and we have allocated £50,000 to do just that. 

If you're a locally based business, then we want to hear from you. We're 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'll also help with other sources of support and development.

We're particularly interested in hearing from you if you're looking to develop sustainable businesses and create employment opportunities in our neighbourhoods.

You can find out more about proposals we'll consider, what we will (and won't) fund, who can apply, and the partners we're working with to provide funds here.

The deadline for applications is Friday 16 November. Submit your application here. Successful applicants will be contacted by the end of November and invited to pitch on Tuesday 15 January.

If you have any questions please email us at with your contact details and some brief information. 

We're holding a launch event for those interested to get more information about the fund and associated support available. You'll also hear a brief presentation from One Manchester about the fund and support available, and have the opportunity to network and discuss your ideas. You can get your free ticket here.

Launch event details

Date: Tuesday 2 October

Time: 4pm - 6pm

Location: Z-Arts Theatre and Gallery, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, M15 5ZA

We hope to see you there!