University Construction Community Fund

The University of Manchester and its main construction partners – Balfour Beatty, LaingO’Rourke and Vinci are contributing to 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: awards for amounts up to £500 and awards for amounts between £500-£2,000. Projects or initiatives must show clear evidence of potential community benefits and begin before 31 July 2020.

  • Up to £500 award deadlines are 1 November 2019; 6 December 2019; 7 February 2020; 6 March 2020; and 3 April 2020.
  • £500-£2,000 award deadlines are 1 November 2019 and 6 March 2020.

Please note: in light of the current situation, the completion deadline for projects funded in 2018-19 has been extended to December 2020. For projects funded in 2019-20 the completion deadline is now December 2021.

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

This document provides details on the groups who received funding from the University Construction Community Fund in 2017-18