Funding for ‘Qadria Jilania’

Funding for ‘Qadria Jilania’

Support for funding to continue providing food parcels and hot meals to local residents during lockdown.

Benefit of funding local projects

Identifying funding empowers communities to deliver the solutions they have designed. Research has shown that staff who can offer mediation, guidance and support in the funding application and project process are as important to community groups as receiving the funding itself. Staff who have a good knowledge of the area and who needs support, enable funding to be accessed by more marginalised people and groups. Funding sometimes needs to come from multiple sources and Neighbourhood Health Workers save time being able to quickly identify multiple potential sources.


Ardwick, Longsight, Rusholme, Burnage.

Project team

List project team and partners involved.

Buzz, Qadria Jilania and Forever Manchester.


We realized that this project needed more funding to continue the great work that they were doing. We applied for the ‘Forever Manchester’ Community Fund of £5000 but the organization required some updating of its constitution, child protection policy, safeguarding adult’s policy and Covid-19 risk awareness policy. I supported Mohammad – work for smile - in updating these documents to then apply for the funding, which was successful.


"With your much efforts £5,000 from Forever Manchester has been received on 10th June. This means a lot to us and is a huge support for the food support network immensely. Many many thanks for your kind support and look forward to meeting up sometime."


The application for £5000 funding from Forever Manchester was successful. I initially filled in some of the electronic funding form to help the Qadria Jilania team make a start but they were fine after that.

Strategic links to local/national policies




NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (MH Government, 2010)

Our Manchester Strategy

Communities engaged in the design and delivery of local services

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (MH Government, 2010)

The Manchester Prevention Programme

Addressing inequalities

Fair Society, Healthy Lives (Institute of Health Equity, 2010)

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Research/evidence base

Ambition for Ageing (2020) - Changing a place: Microfunding, co-production and community development

Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis - Sourcing Financial Resources for Community Development Initiatives

National Lottery Community Fund (2019) - Understanding Thriving Communities

Young Foundation (2013) - Improving small scale grant funding for local voluntary and community organisations


Aron Thornley - buzz Neighbourhood Health Worker

T: 07425 520 199

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