Case Studies

Case Studies

Take a more in-depth look at the projects buzz is involved in and our impact in local communities through our case studies.

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Walking Mum’s Club

Support Walking Mum’s Club set up a network of support walks across Manchester for new parents and to expand to parents-to-be.

Christmas Boxes

To support and make links with families who are struggling financially around Christmas.

Befriending Treat Boxes

This project has been a good way to keep in touch with the community and be able to share health information.

Whalley Range Wellbeing Bags

Wellbeing bags for people who have been experiencing mental health difficulties due to the pandemic and subsequent restrictions

Dragons Voice

Community run radio show for the Chinese speaking community.

Mask Making Workshops

Providing residents with the tools to protect their health and wellbeing during COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthy Weight Project

An online workshop and herb & spice growing kit to promote healthy eating.

Know Africa Event Food parcels

To engage with, and provide food parcels, to new residents who live in Wythenshawe, particularly people from BAME groups.

Spring Bulb Project

Promoting & delivering Spring Bulb kits to local residents to give them something to tend to & watch grow through winter months

Face It Together

A volunteering opportunity for local residents who sew to create masks which we could distribute to people who were in need.

Buzz Community Bake Off

Baking project where residents will be provided baking kits with all necessary ingredients to bake and create two recipes

Let’s Get Stitching

Group designed to contribute to making face masks for the most venerable & teach local residents how to make their own mask too

Pop Up Percussion

Online Music Sessions for Early Years during Covid-19 restrictions

Clay Kits - Hulme and Moss Side

To engage with residents and offer them the opportunity to do a pottery project at home during the pandemic restrictions.

Write Up Your Street project

Postcards from older residents to share words of wisdom with primary school children to support wellbeing during Covid-19

West Gorton Christmas Singalong

Residents, Tenants Associations & the Over 50’s Group provided a festive event to bring together the generations in West Gorton

Hulme Winter Festival

Children’s reading book donation to families in Hulme as part of the wider Hulme Winter Festival.

Sycamore Exercise group

Gentle exercise to help with strength and balance to improve mobility and to help prevent trips and falls.

Amateur Play Reading

Play reading for beginners in Miles Platting at St. George’s Community Centre. Open for everyone (adults).

Mind your Step!

Falls prevention roadshow for the older population.

Covid-19 Shopping

Arranging shopping and medication to be delivered to isolated and vulnerable residents.

Community Blox Project

Community Blox are a group of Burnage residents, who are focused on building confidence in the community of Burnage.

Men's Sheds

Outside gardening space provided to support physical and mental wellbeing

Chit Chat group

An Age Friendly Group providing a meeting place for people to feel less isolated

Cheetham Hill Festival

Annual festival celebrating the many cultures present in Cheetham Hill & showcasing the many organisations present in the area

Whitebeck Court Singing Group

Group created to help improve mental wellbeing, lower stress levels, boost mood and provide an opportunity to socialise

Burnage Community Centre Kitchen

Funding provided for community kitchen for the benefit of residents in which to learn new skills & develop community connections

Garden Shed

A place to potter about and growing plants as well as helping with physical, mental and social wellbeing

Book Club

Reading a book was a good way to ease the boredom of lockdown so the group was established.


A course to help build emotional resilience and improve wellbeing.

Gorton Corona Helpers

Project set up in response to the overwhelming demand for their service.

Gorton Visual Arts

Funding application made to help group get a new printer to continue supporting the local community.

Singing Together

Online singing sessions with residents to help improve mood and wellbeing.

Fred's Quiz

Weekly online quiz with local residents.

Funding for ‘Work for Smile’

Work for smile is a Longsight based organisation that provided food parcels & hot meals for local people during Covid-19

Together In Time

“Together in Time” is an intergenerational pen pal scheme

Your NHS, here for you

The project produced videos in a range of different languages to remind people your NHS is here for you during the pandemic.

Children’s Activity Packs

Arts and craft packs to improve wellbeing for families, looked after children and care leavers.

Creative Writing Group

Friendly writing for beginners in Miles Platting for everyone (adults) with no experience necessary.

Cancer awareness campaign

Support to reach women with English as a second language, to raise awareness of cancer screening and wellbeing opportunities.

Funding for ARMR store

Support accessing funding so food storage area could be used for parcels to be delivered to local people during lockdown.

Mini Kitchen Garden Kits

Seeds and soil given to local residents to grow ingredients to use in their home.

Sycamore Close Falls Assessment

Identifying the risk factors associated with tripping and falling. Helping to maintain independence after a fall.

Grand Day Out

The Grand Day Out group is a 50+ Arts & Crafts group for woman. The group also arrange and go out on day trips.

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