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    Thousands of local children from low income families need new school uniform and kit for back to school, to help them settle back in to school life.
    Find out how you can support them through our SmartStart project. Together we can provide the right start.

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    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.

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  • 150 Years of Supporting Local Children

    In 2019 we recognised our 150th anniversary as a charity. We have a long and varied history but our focus has always been to support families living in poverty in Manchester and Salford.

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Donations needed!

15th September 2020
We are currently appealing for donations to help families from Manchester and Salford who are living in poverty.

Manchester City Council – Freephone helpline to support the vulnerable

31st March 2020
Freephone helpline to support the most vulnerable in Manchester.
Help is available if you need it. Call 0800 234 6123

Spring 2020 Newsletter

20th March 2020
Our latest Newsletter has landed!


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@NicJB21 Thanks for being patient with us.

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An absolute pleasure to visit the @Hideout_YZ in #Gorton today. Opening this Friday, we can already see what a precious and vital resource this will become for local young people. We’re certainly looking forward to working with them in the future #YouthZone #Manchester

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@NicJB21 Hi Nicola, I’ll check the system in the morning and DM you, apologies you’ve not heard back but we still can’t take donations at the door yet I’m afraid.

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Fabulous! twitter.com/thejohnrylands…

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Books! We love them. Children love them. There are so many benefits between those pages. Read and read some more #BooksForever #TimeToRead twitter.com/booktrust/stat…

There's no wrong way to share books with your children! It can be so much fun finding #TimeToRead together - and if you're looking for a few tips to make the most of storytime, check these out: booktrust.org.uk/books-and-read…
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Fantastic, well done everyone. twitter.com/salfordfdn/sta…

141 young people have completed 4243 hours of social action with us @SalfordFDN this summer as part of the @NCS programme ! Well done to everyone who took part @NCSTrust
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