About Caketober

What is Caketober?

Throughout October, we are encouraging the great and good of Greater Manchester to bake and sell cakes in order to raise money for Forever Manchester.

Our intention is that businesses, community groups and friends across the region can get their staff, volunteers and friends in the kitchen showing off their skills. Everyone can then pay to sample each other’s work, enjoying some delicious cakes as well as raising money for a very worthy cause.

We also want to see people in fancy dress wherever possible, with further collections being held to raise even more cash for Forever Manchester.

You could even put your own spin on things with prizes for the best/worst efforts!

About Forever Manchester

Forever Manchester is a charity that funds and supports thousands of community projects across Greater Manchester. Over the last 25 years Forever Manchester have delivered over £35million into local communities benefiting 1.1million people
Forever Manchester strengthen communities and enrich local life by inspiring local people to do extraordinary things together.

In every neighbourhood across Greater Manchester thousands of people are activity involved in community activities or projects. There are over 20,000 community projects of varying sizes and interest that help support and positively interact with many of the 2.6 million population of Greater Manchester.

Individuals benefit greatly from being involved in community activity. It helps to improve mental and physical well-being, reduces social isolation, develops confidence to try something new and raises aspirations and employability as well as providing an opportunity to meet others,
Often run on a voluntary basis, these projects require financial and non-financial support to help them deliver activities for the benefit of the wider community.

Thanks to the generous contributions from individuals and local businesses Forever Manchester have developed their own funding programmes to complement the national and regional funding programmes that they have the responsibility to manage and deliver.

In addition to funding community projects, Forever Manchester work in neighbourhoods across the region. The aim is to connect local people, groups and agencies and encourage them to share their talents and resources to make long term improvements to their community.

Forever Manchester’s approach adopts a different way of thinking about how to work for change – starting from a place of possibilities, strengths and capacities, as opposed to problems and deficiencies. A strength based approach helps residents and organisations to manage change by mobilising their existing and potential capabilities, resources and assets.….. This is charity – the Mancunian way.

By supporting Forever Manchester you help us fund and support more community projects across Greater Manchester

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