We are delighted to be able to make regular donations to the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity – We Love MCR Charity.
Every penny raised for the charity stays here in Manchester. We Love MCR Charity is focussed on supporting young people and promoting stronger communities, helping to build a better future for Manchester.
Supporting Young People
Over a third of children and young people in Manchester are growing up in poverty, and a large number of these young people do not have the personal family and social networks that can help them move into aspirational careers. We Love MCR Charity supports young people to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to succeed, helping to build a better future for Manchester.
For example every summer the charity funds young people and their families from across Manchester to attend a course at the One Education Outdoor Centre in Windermere. Children and parents experience a range of outdoor activities which help build self awareness and develop self confidence as well as developing new skills and aspirations. For many this experience stays with them forever.
The new Sir Howard Bernstein Endowment Fund aims to support young Mancunians with education, enterprise and employment, to ensure they play their fullest possible part in the economic life of the city, and in particular to support their routes into employment or business.
Building Stronger Communities
We Love MCR Charity supports communities to come together to build stronger relationships in and across those communities. The charity provides grants to local community groups. The charity funded a wide range of projects in recent years. Some examples include a Winter Night shelter for homeless men, a dementia support group in South Manchester, a project for young people with learning difficulties and a volunteering programme for the long term unemployed in the city centre.
To find out more about the work of the We Love MCR Charity visit: www.welovemcrcharity.org