We Love Mcr Charity celebrates 10 weeks of Covid19 Community Response Fund
with powerful video, whilst calling for new donations.
Local charities and celebrities have joined together to celebrate the first 10 weeks of We Love
Manchester Covid19 Community Response Fund. They appear in a new video showcasing some of
the great work being done, and launching the campaign #supportourMCR
The video, featuring well known locals including Gordon Burns, Jenny Powell and Stacey Forsey plus a number of local Manchester charities, can be viewed here –
In just 10 weeks, We Love MCR Response Fund has already awarded £750,000 in Grants to over 220 Manchester groups and charities tackling the impact of Covid19 on our local communities.
Charities can apply for urgent grant funding today through We Love MCR website:
Crucially, decisions on grant award applications are taken by We Love MCR Trustees in less than a
week, so charities never have to wait long to know about their funding, Charities already benefiting from grant funding, and featured in the video, include –
– The Bread and Butter Thing – tackling hunger and food poverty caused by the pandemic and
– MCR Womens Aid – providing safe new homes for families in domestic violence refuges, so
they can release urgently needed refuge places to more women and children fleeing violence
and abuse in Lockdown.
– Manchester Youth Zone – creating personalised one-to-one support programmes for young
people with additional needs, to help them with the greater mental health challenges caused
– Gtr Manchester Law Centre – funding a Solicitor for 6 months, to fight illegal attempts to evict
tenants during the pandemic. Without this free, expert support, many tenants face eviction by
aggressive landlords with deep pockets.
Local broadcasting legend and We Love MCR supporter Gordon Burns said on the launch of the video “We Love MCRs Response Fund is a lifeline to Manchester’s frontline charities fighting Covid
impacts. I’m pleased to add my voice to this appeal”
But the Response Fund is now running out of money.
Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Abid Latif Chohan, Chair of We Love MCR Charity says “After
awarding £750,000 in vital grants already, our Response Fund is almost exhausted. The impacts of
Covid19 will be with us in Manchester for many months to come. If you can afford to, please help us
to carry on tackling the huge challenges created by this awful disease. Please, make a donation
Donations can be made at the We Love Manchester website www.welovemcrcharity.org or at this
Just Giving page:
You can text MANCHESTER 10 to 70470 to donate £10
Or to discuss how you can help, call We Love MCR Charity on 0161 459 9950