Community Groups

Manchester Community Central

These pages are to support local charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises on issues relating to covid19 / coronavirus.  Manchester Community Central will be sending out regular bulletins with information and updates as more is posted.

Telephone: 0333 321 3021


Feed My City

Feed My City believe are a small group of volunteers who have come together to help feed people, who are need of a hot meal. This may include people in financial difficulty, in work poverty, homeless or anyone about to come homeless.

Telephone: 0300 365 3101


For more information about Feed My City and COVID-19, please view their information leaflet.

Voluntary Sector Funding: Support and Information

For information and advice about the Fast Track Grant, Please visit our Manchester Wellbeing Fund Fast-Track Grants page.


Withington Assist

Assist is a small charity based in Withington that helps support older people living locally. With the help of over 40 volunteers we run a range of regular social activities, exercise classes and day trips as well as giving lifts, befriending, and advocacy.


Friends of Fletcher Moss Park and Parsonage Gardens

Regular activities include a Volunteering session every Tuesday morning in Parsonage Gardens, a second Volunteering session every Wednesday afternoon at Fletcher Moss Park, and a Health Walk every Monday afternoon from the Visitor Centre at The Croft, Fletcher Moss.



Friends of Didsbury Park

Like minded people with a common interest in the wellbeing of the park.


Home Community Cafe

Home is an independent cafe for all the community. A place to meet, make friends, make stuff, eat cake and drink proper coffee. A place where you belong. We are a registered charity, run by volunteer Home-Makers, and we have an ethos that’s as wholesome as the delicious, freshly prepared food that we serve.

Facebook: homecommunitycafedidsbury

Twitter: @homecafe_M20

Instagram: @homecommunitycafe_m20



Home Café
Emmanuel Church
6 Barlow Moor Road
Manchester, M20 6TR

Manchester Community Explorers

Community Explorers is a network that meets on a regular basis in north, central and south Manchester. It is a partnership between Manchester Health and Care Commissioning and Macc, and aims to bring together anyone with an interest in health and wellbeing from across voluntary and community sectors to influence, connect, share knowledge and build relationships.

Telephone: 0161 765 4004


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Manchester Community Response

Manchester Community Response is the Council’s number for support for vulnerable residents. This is also the number to refer to for help with prescription delivery currently being supported by Be Well service and Care Navigation Service. If you live alone, are struggling to make ends meet, are self-isolating or generally in need of advice or support please contact us between 08:30 to 17:30, Monday to Saturday.

Telephone: 0800 234 6123


Meetups in Manchester

Getting together with real people in real life makes powerful things happen. Side hustles become careers, ideas become movements, and chance encounters become lifelong connections. Meetup brings people together to create thriving communities.


Greater Manchester Youth Network

Greater Manchester Youth Network is a youth organisation that provides opportunities for young people and supports youth organisations that work within Greater Manchester.

Facebook: gmyouthnetwork

Twitter: @gmyn

Telephone: 0161 274 3377


Manchester Community Central

Manchester Community Central provides Manchester’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector with an extensive range of resources, information and tools designed to meet current and future development needs.

Facebook: VCMOfficial

Twitter: @McrCommCentral

Telephone: 0333 321 3021


Parrs Wood Environmental Centre

Our current activities include:

  • Gardening – basic skills and more specialised levels
  • Environmental awareness and education
  • Watching, recording and encouraging wildlife
  • Open days
  • Talks


Didsbury Good Neighbours

Didsbury Good Neighbours is a charity whose aim is to support senior members of the community through a volunteer befriending service and a programme of weekly activities.

Telephone: 07749 504298