We know from work we do that south Manchester is a beautiful place full of people who look after and support their communities and one another. We want to do what we can to help the people trying to do this – which is why we’ve launched the Beautiful South Fund.

We want to help those of you with a community initiative or idea in mind to make south Manchester even more beautiful – which is why we’re launching the Beautiful South Fund in early 2019.

The theme of the fund is neighbourliness. It is funding of up to £2,500 for any group or individual with an idea focussed around community projects, whether they are big or small, that help improve and bring people together within your neighbourhood.

Some community initiative ideas could include:

  • Improving green space
  • Funding local footy team
  • Coffee mornings
  • Neighbourly meet ups 

Some common themes your initiatives would include:

  • Help your neighbours
  • Caring for the community
  • Community spirit
  • Talking to each other


Interested in applying?

We want to create a panel of decision makers who will look at applications to the fund and decide whether to award the funding or not. There will be a terms of reference in place and a member of Southway staff will support the panel. A focus group will be held on Wednesday 24th January at 6 - 7pm at the Southway office to discuss this in more detail. If you would like to volunteer to be on our panel please let us know and come along to the focus group. If you are interested but cannot make the meeting please do still contact us.

Maureen Ward – m.ward@southwayhousing.co.uk

0161 448 4229

Office address here.