• Support for Families

    We support families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford, who struggle to make ends meet. We offer help with the practical things that can make a big difference to everyday life.

  • SmartStart

    In 2018, we have been able to help 3,199 children have a smart start to the beginning of the new school year by providing uniform and other school essentials.

  • Books Are GRRReat!

    Book Clubs

    We run Book Clubs in the school holidays to provide thousands of free books for children, to encourage an enjoyment of reading and improve literacy.

  • Heritage

    In 2019 we will be celebrating our 150th anniversary. We have a long and varied history but our focus has always been to support those living in poverty.


Long-term supporter makes his mark for 150th anniversary

21st February 2019
We have updated our branding to mark our 150th anniversary, with a graphic created by Salford-born Trevor Johnson, Design Director of the
Havas Lynx Group.

You helped us to make Christmas special for thousands of local children

5th January 2019
Thanks to the support of so many, nearly 4,000 children were given a Christmas to remember.

News Just In

21st November 2018
Read all about our work in our latest newsletter.


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Absolutely fantastic thank you so much to everyone involved! twitter.com/openmoneyuk/st…

We had a great time at our first ever table-tennis tournament and we were able to raise £1322 for @WoodSt_Mission 🏓🙌
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@OpenMoneyUK This is amazing, thank you

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@OpenMoneyUK Ooooh is the excitement building?? Have a great event guys and thank you

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Had a fantastic day at @WoodSt_Mission first community Book Club of our anniversary year!! Great to see so many children excited by and enjoying books and reading! #charity #BookClub #readingfortheloveofit #lovebooks

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So many happy faces at our Book Club this morning #literacy #reading #WoodStreet150

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Every child visiting today will go home with a brand new book as well as a wonderful choice of secondhand books #literacy #reading #WoodStreet150

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