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Supporting Life Changing Work

March 25 2022

A Collage Of Hobins Community Fund Winners Plus Text Saying Make A Difference In Your Community

“I know that MGTY has saved so many lives, including mine. So I know that this funding is not only going to help us out, but it's also going to help kids that are in a position like I was.” - Janisha

The final Hobin’s Community Fund event of the year took place recently at North Manchester Rugby Club. There were some incredibly worthy winners, as voted for by the local community in Higher Blackley, Charlestown and New Moston. These included:

Manchester’s Got Talent Youth (MGTY)

MGTY provide support and activities for young people in the city like Janisha, who bravely spoke of the mental health battles she’s faced. Giving local youth the opportunity to not just take part in fun activities like rock climbing and rollerskating, MGTY also get them involved in charity initiatives, like helping the homeless and Cancer Research.

In a fun and moving interview, watch Shar, Zee and Janisha explain what the funding means to them:


A community of people recovering from addiction, SHINE support their members before, during and after treatment. They provide activities and a vital presence in the lives of local people seeking help.

Watch Kate, Jay and Paul explain how much the support of Hobin’s Community Fund means to them and how the grant will enable them to continue to assist those individuals who turn to them for help.

J7 Confidence Project

A free exercise programme for local youngsters in Blackley, the project is run by Javeno at the J7 Health Centre. Javeno recently won the 'Outstanding contribution / special recognition' award at Manchester's Be Proud Awards, so it’s been a time of significant success for the centre, which is located on Old Market Street.

Watch Javeno explain how the funding will help local youngsters to build fitness and confidence.

Read Easy UK

This registered charity helps adults with reading difficulties. The Manchester Central and North branch successfully won a grant from Hobin’s Community Fund to help them provide text books and training coaches.

£10,000 of support

Through Hobin’s Community Fund, Manchester City Council’s Housing Operations has been able to provide a total of £10,000 of support to 16 different projects during the 21/22 financial year. These included projects that sought to improve health and wellbeing, tackle social isolation, improve green spaces/the environment and support young people. All the projects were to the benefit of communities in north Manchester.

You don’t have to be a constituted group, charity or company to apply – as long as the planned work is of lasting value to the people of north Manchester, we want to help to make it happen.

Hit the button below to find out more and to be notified when applications re-open: