2022

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Charity

Printworks is proud to support the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity (GMMC) with the new Tap to Donate scheme

GMMC are a growing network of dedicated people who believe homelessness has no place here in Greater Manchester. Together, they raise vital funds to invest in promising practice and innovative homelessness prevention projects.

Back in 2017, Andy Burnham pledged to achieve change for the vast numbers of people experiencing homelessness across the city-region. Ever since his election, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has donated 15% of his salary to this cause. Andy’s public campaign ‘The GM Mayor’s Homelessness Fund’ raised £250,000 online, which has evolved into the starting the GMMC in 2018, with a new board of independent trustees and Andy as Patron. In 3 years the GMMC have raised almost £3 million for Manchester, and have 3 new strategic priorities for the future:

  • Emergency Response – By working together through ‘A Bed Every Night‘, Greater Manchester has achieved a 52% reduction in the numbers of people sleeping rough on the streets of our city-region.
  • Places and Spaces – GMMC are supporting the construction of new homes and helping the temporary accommodation sector, including the new Embassy Village project
  • Targeted Prevention – GMMC are developing pioneering new pilots that seek to stop homelessness before it becomes a reality.

Funding Impact

£2,950,965

Vital funds raised since 2018 right here in Greater Manchester

£2,520,698

Given out as grants to local causes with more to come!

Community Reach

164

Organisations previously or currently being supported

10

All 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester reached

Tap to donate £3

Printworks is proud to be a key partner in the new ‘Tap to Donate’ scheme, a modern innovation in charitable giving, and now being pioneered in the North West. It is so easy to donate! GMMC have installed contactless donation devices right across Greater Manchester, in various locations.

Our donation devices are located by our Withy Grove entrance (near Floripa and Hard Rock Cafe), and Dantzic Street entrance (near Seven Stars and Walkabout). Please stop, tap & tag us! And, if you could sponsor or host a device please in touch.