Are you involved in supporting your community? Have you got an idea that could improve your local neighbourhood?

Southway's Beautiful South Fund offers grants of up to £2,500 to groups and organisations to make a difference in south Manchester. The theme of the fund is ‘neighbourliness’ so we’re looking for projects that will improve neighbourhoods, help people to connect and create a community spirit. Your idea must benefit Southway tenants.

All applications are considered by a panel of tenant volunteers, with support from Southway. Past projects that have been awarded grants include:

  • A community tea party in Withington
  • A community orchard in Chorlton
  • Cookery classes for young people in Chorlton
  • An activity session for people aged 50+ in Ladybarn

If a grant could help you to do something for your local community or neighbourhood, please submit an application through our website here.

If you want to discuss your project, please contact us.

Join the Panel

We’re looking for new members to join the Beautiful South Fund decision-making panel. This is your chance to play a part in improving our neighbourhoods. Meetings are held every 1-2 months (in person or by Zoom) and panel members are asked to read the applications in advance. If you would like to find out more, contact us.