Family Hub Funding Information (Sacred Heart Family Hub Opens 2nd April 2024)

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Gorton Sacred Heart Family Hub Funding

Aims and priorities
The purpose of the grant scheme is to improve outcomes for children and families through:

  • Contributing to and/or increasing the uptake of services which could include; strengthening parent and child relationships, increasing/improving the offer of parenting support or meeting the wider family hub criteria (link below highlights wider criteria) Annex E - Family Hub Model Framework (
  • Community engagement, targeting those communities who have yet to engage and/or who are at risk of poorer outcomes e.g. experiencing racial inequalities (CERI), high levels of deprivation
  • Co-design/production of services and activities that meet local need

Bids that propose the delivery of services that look to strengthen parent and child relationships or offer parenting support should look to demonstrate how families will be supported to achieve:

  • Improvements in their relationship with their child
  • Improvements in their mental health
  • Improved engagement with other services
  • Increased involvement in their child’s development
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Improved understanding of their child’s needs

Bids that support community engagement, which will lead to an increase in engagement and take up of services across the Family Hub sites, should demonstrate how they will increase engagement with:

  • Communities that have yet to engage
  • Parents and Carers with additional vulnerabilities who are at risk of poorer outcomes  
  • Fathers and co-parents  
  • Families experiencing SEND
  • Communities experiencing racial inequalities, deprivation and isolation

Who can apply?

Applications from voluntary, community and faith sector organisations only.  Organisations must be based in Manchester and bids must evidence how they would work with Manchester residents in Gorton, Abbey Hey and/or Openshaw (location of the Gorton Sacred Heart Family Hub and wider network).  Applications are welcomed from groups working together in a partnership.

Grant amounts
The following grants will be available for application:

  • Small grants of up to £5,000
  • Medium grants of up to £10,000

Application process
Read through the Family Hub Funding Prospectus carefully before considering whether to make an application.  If your organisation has any trouble submitting the application online contact:

Provider engagement

Drop-in sessions will be held which will provide the opportunity for interested parties to seek further information. These sessions will be held on the following dates.

  • Tuesday, 16 April between 2.00pm and 4.00pm at Gorton Sacred Heart Family Hub
  • Friday, 19 April between 10am and 12 noon (virtual session) 

If you are interested in attending any of the above sessions, register your interest by emailing: further information will be provided upon registration.

Key dates

  • Applications live: Monday 25 March 2024. 
    • Provider engagement drop-in sessions: w/c 15 April 2024. 
    • Closing date: 4pm on Monday 6 May 2024. 
    • Applicants will be notified of decision by Friday 31 May 2024. 

The Family Hub Funding Prospectus and Funding Application Forms are available to download in the download section of this page.

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