Grants Programme Management

Macc works with funders and commissioners to find new ways to build relationships with the local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

Across the seven programmes that Macc has administered during 2011-2017, 350 grants have been awarded to VCSE organisations all around Manchester. The total amount of funding distributed is £1,805,478.

Our grants programme management service is capable of delivering programmes of all sizes and durations. Macc’s approach embodies long-experience and understanding of commissioners’ perspectives and we know our sector and what it takes to reach them and successfully deliver funded activity.

Working with funders and commissioners to plan how their grants programmes are to be delivered involves several activities:

  • Clarifying the critical path and the processes needed to achieve the funders’ aims
  • Developing a programme prospectus
  • Launching and widely promoting the grants programme in the VCSE sector
  • Providing full and clear information about aims, outputs and eligibility requirements to prospective applicants
  • Managing all aspects of the processes involved in the programme:
    • funding application forms (and guidance)
    • administering the selection panel
    • application feedback
    • due diligence
    • award letters and terms and conditions
    • payment of grant monies and financial monitoring
    • project monitoring, evaluation and final reports

Click below for further information about Macc’s grants programmes past and present.

Programmes in the process of being delivered

Hate Crime Awareness

Spirit of Manchester Mini-Grants

Mental Health and Wellbeing of People with Mental Health Problems

Programmes previously delivered

Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness

Atlas: mcr

Community First

Transforming Local Infrastructure

Please contact us on 0161 834 9823 or via [email protected] if we can assist you to develop and deliver grants programmes.

Open Data

We have released a range of data including grants we have awarded, statistics on the groups and volunteers on our database and the results from our State of the Sector survey. Take a look at our open data here

What is open data?
Macc subscribes to the following definition of open data:

  • Open data are data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone
  • It is subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike
  • Open data are the building blocks of open knowledge
  • Open knowledge is what open data becomes when it’s useful, usable and use

Macc is committed to a strong community and voluntary sector in Manchester. We believe that open data can assist with this ambition, through enabling transparency of our actions, in the form of open data.

360Giving - 360Giving supports organisations to publish their grants data in an open, standardised way and helps people to understand and use the data in order to support decision-making and learning across the charitable giving sector.

Search, explore and download grant data using GrantNav