Funders and Supporters


During 2016-2017, Macc receives its major funding from the following bodies:

  • Manchester City Council
    This is a contract to deliver capacity building services, voluntary sector engagement and the Volunteer Centre.
  • NHS¬†Manchester Clinicial Commissioning Groups
    A contract to support and develop the voluntary sector's role in health, social care and mental health service. We have also received a grant which is to be administered by Macc as a grant scheme for voluntary organisations working with isolated older people.

We also generate a small amount of income from fees and charged-for services such as training, events and room hire.


Generally, Macc has a policy of not seeking to compete with "frontline organisations" for public donations: we want to get more money and resources into the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

However, we do seek to raise funds as part of our Spirit of Manchester programme in order to give out mini-grants to local organisations. You can read more about this here:

We also receive some support with additional resources to enable us to support the local sector better, though this is not always in the form of funds.

A prime example is that Safestore UK provide us with a free local storage unit in which we keep archives, spare promotional materials and so on.

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