Session 3: Learning more about Real Change MCR

Date & Time
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CityCo Homelessness Awareness Month

In March, CityCo will be focusing on briefing city centre businesses about the partnership work that is helping to tackle homelessness and street begging in Manchester.

Businesses are welcome to join for all, or just selected sessions. All will be hosted by Alex King-Byatt, CityCo Partnership Director, with a series of guests.

We look forward to seeing you at our new Training Room: 5th Floor, St George’s House, M2 3NQ

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Session 3: Wednesday 13th March, 9.15-10.30am

Learning more about Real Change MCR

A session for businesses who want to learn about Manchester’s alternative-giving fundraising campaign, with James Charnock from MMU, Stephanie Moore from Reach Out to the Community and Jane Davies from MCC’s Homelessness Directorate.

Real Change MCR is the city centre fund that gets people who are sleeping rough into their own homes. Led by a team of volunteers from CityCo, city centre businesses, MMU and MCC, the fund works to quickly secure tenancies. We will look at questions such as:

  • How does the fund work to turn donations into long-term change for some of Manchester’s most vulnerable people?
  • How can city centre businesses help?

Please submit any questions in advance to