Social Responsibility

Supporting local communities

University Construction Community Fund

The University of Manchester and its main construction partners – Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine - have established a £20,000 fund to support neighbourhood initiatives in areas closest to the University’s construction sites around Oxford Road and near Owens Park, Wilmslow Road.

The fund is open to established non-profit groups, voluntary groups and other community groups, as well as groups of residents and community members working together for the first time.

There are two categories of funding: small awards for amounts up to £500 and large awards for amounts between £500-£2,000. Projects or initiatives must show clear evidence of potential community benefits and begin before 31 July 2018.

  • Small award deadlines are 18 December 2017; 1 February 2018; 1 March 2018; 2 April 2018 and 1 May 2018
  • Large award deadlines are 18 December 2017 and 1 March 2018

To apply please download an application form and guidance notes.

Applications to be sent to or posted to Office for Social Responsibility, The University of Manchester, 186 Waterloo Place, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL.

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