Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?


Manchester Carers Forum acts as a voice of carers in raising awareness of the challenges which face carers. We support carers through peer support networks and by bringing carers together to reduce isolation. We work at a strategic partnership level with carers support networks, local government and healthcare commissioning to ensure carers get the best support possible.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Income was significantly lower than spending in the latest year
Established: 20 years

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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Manchester City,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
Who works here?
  • Unknown number of employees
  • 17 volunteers

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Manchester Carers Forum
£1,000 25/03/2020
Grant through the Heart of the Community Fund to be used to fund a trip for carers in the City of Manchester to meet new people.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 20/03/2020
Carer Support Service
DCMS - Building Connections Fund
£16,104 01/04/2019
Expansion in Manchester to support additional carers by offering additional activities where carers come together to share tips and provide peer networks at pop-up coffee meetings. The organisation ....more
DCMS - Building Connections Fund
£16,104 02/01/2019
Expansion in Manchester to support additional carers by offering additional activities where carers come together to share tips and provide peer networks at pop-up coffee meetings. The organisation ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Carer Support Service
£40,992 26/11/2018
Carer Support Service
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£7,500 25/07/2018
Main Grants award
Masonic Trust - MCF Small Grant
£5,000 20/06/2018
Unrestricted core funding for small charities
MACC - Emotional and Mental Resilience Support for Carers
£8,100 09/12/2016
Emotional and Mental Resilience counselling to 30 carers, covering confidence and self-esteem, bereavement and loss, general anxiety and feelings of isolation
One Manchester - Support events for Manchester carers
£1,000 08/06/2015
Pamper treatments, afternoon tea and refreshments at the East and Central carers forum meetings giving carers a well earned break.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Manchester Carers Forum
£24,700 29/06/2012
the salary of the Office Manager
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 35-84
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 30/04/2004, number: 1103535
  • Registered at Companies House on 09/03/2004, number: 05068267
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; all on time
Main office

Manchester Carers Forum
PO Box 426
M8 2FQ


To relieve those who are sick elderly, disabled, handicapped or otherwise infirm by the provision of advice and support to Carers in Greater Manchester.To advance the education of the public by raising awareness in all matters relating to the care of those who are sick, elderly, disabled, handicapped or otherwise infirm and their Carers.To do all such other charitable things in the pursuit of the objects stated above.

Defined Area of Benefit:


Data Sources

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