Manchester housing association announce call for social innovations

Housing association One Manchester is running a social innovation call which will see £150,000 invested in projects designed to help specific social problems in the areas it operates in.

They own and manage over 12,000 properties in central, south and east Manchester, and say the first series of calls is seeking to help develop new solutions to furniture poverty, provision of affordable and flexible childcare, and help create local employment opportunities through community businesses.

Social investment manager at One Manchester, Anton Schultz, said: ‘We see these calls as the starting point, allowing us to have a conversation about the best ways to improve our areas, and the opportunities for the people that live there, through partnership working.

‘We want to talk to people about their ideas, and the resources they might need to make their projects a success. Each project we invest in must link back to our social investment priorities.

One Manchester says they will start allocating the funding before March 2019.

Visit their website for more information.


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