Forever Manchester Fund 125 Community Groups to Celebrate Christmas Together

We were delighted to share that Forever Manchester are provide funding to help 125 community groups across Greater Manchester celebrate Christmas together.

Forever Manchester has always believed that connected communities make stronger, happier communities and love any activity that brings people together. That’s why, every summer and Christmas for the last few years, they’ve awarded funds so that people can host events in their communities.

Last Christmas, we saw an array of incredibly inventive ideas which enabled people to celebrate together even when apart. This year, many groups are planning come together in person again whilst others will enjoy putting on Christmas trails, walks and digital events that brought the Christmas spirit to their community last year.

Here are the many groups and activities Forever Manchester are delighted to support.

  • 1st Wythenshawe Scout Group Beavers Christmas Party
  • 3rd Benchill St Lukes Guides Christmas Party
  • 4CT Limited Christmas in Philips Park
  • 7th Swinton Brownies Christmas Party
  • Al-Abbas Institute Virtual Afternoon Christmas Tea
  • Ambergate Residents Social Club Christmas Lunch
  • Ashton Breast Cancer Support Group Christmas Meal
  • Ashton Martial Arts
  • Ashville Champions Elf Party
  • Assist Neighbourhood Care Winter Craft Afternoon
  • Astley Bridge Park Bowling Club Volunteers’ Festive Surprise
  • Astley Pensioners Christmas Luncheon
  • Bamfurlong Neighbourhood Group Children and Senior Citizens Party
  • Barlow Moor Community Association Connected Christmas
  • Benchill Basic Crafts Xmas Lunch
  • Benchill Coffee Morning Christmas Party
  • Benchill Litter Pickers – Christmas Party
  • Bethany Sunday School & Youth Group   – Salford
  • BIG About Kids CIC – Ashton’s BIG Christmas Markets and Lights Switch On
  • Bloco Ashe Bury Community Samba Group
  • Bolton Town Centre Community Carol Singing
  • Bramhall Community Hub Together Again this Christmas
  • Brandlesholme Community Centre Christmas film and Father Christmas
  • Bredbury Community Hub Christmas Lunch & Laughter
  • Bridging Communities Multicultural Christmas Meal – Rochdale
  • Brookhouse Community Association Family Christmas Party
  • Brunswick Village 1st Christmas Party
  • Buile Hill Mansion Association Christmas Cheer
  • Burnage East Quids In Festive Food Club
  • Burnside Centre Breakfast with Santa
  • Bury AFC Women’s Vets Xmas in the net, for the Vets!
  • Bury People First Christmas Party
  • Butterflies Bereavement Group  Xmas Bonanza
  • Cadishead Community Association Christmas Returns with a Smile
  • Castle Knights Disabled Sports Group Christmas Party
  • Christmas At Barncroft
  • Christ Church Pennington Children’s Christmas Party/Old People’s Christmas Afternoon Tea
  • Bury Christmas Food Festival
  • Circle Court Tenants and Residents Association Christmas Lunch
  • Coffee4Craig Christmas Dinner
  • Communic8te Bury End of term Christmas Parties
  • Communities for All – Manchester
  • Community Support Centre – Salford
  • Coverdale and Newbank Connecting the Community Christmas Party
  • Darnhill Festival Association Christmas Cream Tea
  • Deaf Rhinos Deaf Families Community Engagement
  • Dementia Buddy Christmas Lunch – Wigan
  • Dignifying Dementia Christmas Sing Song – Bury
  • Dineamo 15 Christmas Miracle – Manchester
  • Dirty Seths Book Club  ‘Seths Dirty Christmas’ – Manchester
  • Doe Hey Bowling and Social Club Merry Bowling Christmas
  • Dragons Voice ‘You have a Big Heart’ – Manchester
  • Dynamic Engagement Group – Manchester
  • Engage2Stage: Hollywood at Christmas – Bury
  • Fair Futures CIC Roma Women’s Group Christmas Lunch – Bury
  • Friends of Delamere Park CIO Waissail and Lantern Parade
  • Friends of Hare Hill House Meet Up Christmas Celebration
  • Friends of Herristone Park Christmas Grotto and Concert in the Park
  • Friends of Philips Park Cemetery
  • Friends of Scholes Park Lantern Parade
  • Fun 4 Friends ‘Benchill’s Christmas Treat’
  • Fun 4 Tots Xmas Party – Manchester
  • Golborne & Lowton Art Group Annual Christmas Party
  • Golborne Community Members Bowling Club Christmas Hamper Fun
  • Golborne Community Members Club Party
  • Grange Hill Community Group Christmas Unlockdown
  • Grove Village Seniors Christmas Meal
  • GX Braybns Neighbourhood Group ‘Gee Cross Xmas Tree Festival and Light Switch On’
  • Headway South Manchester and Stockport Christmas Party
  • Healthy Me Healthy Communities Children’s Christmas Gifts – Manchester
  • Heath Street Methodist Church  Christmas Coffee Morning
  • Hindley and Hindley Green Community Action Group Christmas Care to Share, Festive Afternoon Tea
  • Hindley Community Allotments And Garden Society – Borsdane Precinct Christmas Event
  • IBO Ladies in Diaspora Aid Christmas celebration – Salford
  • Impact Community Church Lighthouse Christmas Party – Oldham
  • Jesuscina Foundation Fun time for Christmas – Manchester
  • Jinnah Day Care Centre Christmas Party For The Elderly – Bury
  • Kings People’s Church Encounter Youth  Honours Ball – Bolton
  • Kirkwood Close Residents Group Carols on the Close
  • Knit n Knatter’s Afternoon Tea Party – Manchester
  • Lane Head South Residents’ Group Carols Round The Tree
  • Langworthy Cornerstone Associations Christmas Afternoon Tea
  • Lee Court Sheltered Housing Santa for Wythenshawe
  • Love Withington Baths Silver Circuits (OAP) Christmas Party
  • M13 Youth Project Christmas Party for Young People
  • Majic Sport and H&H Family Centre CIC  Winter Wonderland – Salford
  • Manchester Carers Forum Christmas Markets
  • Miners Community Arts and Music Centre Xmas Afternoon Tea and Cinema – Manchester
  • Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse Winter Fair and Light Switch On
  • NEPHRA Good Neighbours Spreading the Festive Spirit
  • Noah’s ART Christmas Card Appeal – Tameside
  • Oldham Makers Christmas Party
  • Over 50’s Lifestyle Group Christmas Party – Manchester
  • Patrick Roddy Social Fund Christmas Party – Manchester
  • Platt Bridge Morris Dancers 50ish Christmas Celebration
  • Polish Centre Wilno Manchester Christmas Market & Santa
  • Rahzeero Community Support Hot Christmas Lunch – Rochdale
  • Ramsbottom Angling Association Xmas Party
  • Reel CiC Baby Group Christmas party – Oldham
  • Royton & Crompton Over 60s Group Christmas Afternoon with Friends
  • Salford Families in need Meal Project Feeding Families at Christmas
  • Shuttleworth Community Group Christmas at Top Mill Park
  • Simister Village Community Association  Christmas Wetland Trail
  • Simply Cycling Santa Cycle Ride  – Manchester
  • Smithy’s Bereavement Group Christmas Quiz – Manchester
  • Spirit of Little Hulton Precinct Christmas Special
  • ST4ND Christmas Party – Stockport
  • St Clements Tenants Association Christmas Spirit – Salford
  • Stockport Together Christmas Dinner
  • Street Shakers Xmas Shake Up – Bury
  • Tenants Xmas party – Manchester
  • The Ability Cooperative @ Princes Park Garden Centre Christmas Lunch – Salford
  • The Chatterbox Project Blackley Tots Christmas Party
  • The Eagles Wing Party to Celebrate Christmas – Bury
  • The Peter Quinn Friendship Group Christmas Party – Manchester
  • The Salvation Army Christmas Party at the Brew – Oldham
  • The Upstanding Citizens Bureau Christmas Day Shindig – Oldham
  • Time Out For Carers Festive Feast – Salford
  • TLC St Luke’s Christmas Connect – Manchester
  • Transforming Lives Group Gift of Love – Bolton
  • Westbrook Court Residents Association  Community Christmas Lunch
  • West End Tiny Tots Group Tiny Christmas Party – Tameside
  • West View Craft Group at Christmas – Manchester
  • Will Griffiths Court Tenants Association Christmas Reunion
  • Worsley Mesnes South Community Action Group Christmas Luncheon
  • Wythenshawe Wolves

During these uncertain times, the ability of local community groups and organisations to best help people in their community remains dependent on maintaining support for them.

Ward are incredibly proud of our partnership with Forever Manchester and the fantastic work they do for the community.

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