Making More of Every Gift

We provide grant funding to organisations and flexible trust management services for donors


Trust Management

Grant funding is available to registered charities, CICs and voluntary organisations working with disadvantaged people.
We provide a flexible Trust Management service that ensures donors can give with confidence.

Grant Fund​

The Charity Service Grant Fund​

Grant funding is available to registered charities, CICs and voluntary organisations working with disadvantaged people. Grants have many uses including support for projects that deliver access to activities or amenities to improve general welfare or to purchase equipment not supplied by the NHS.
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Cinderella Fund

Cinderella Charitable Fund

Applications for funding are invited from groups or individuals for grants to support the cost of a short holiday or a day out to visit an attraction for children who are disadvantaged, disabled, sick and/or convalescent whose family are unable to afford the costs.
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Trust Management

Trust Management

We provide a flexible, tax-efficient and simple way to manage your funds. Using our administrative systems, tax status and compliance processes for Trusts, leaves donors free to concentrate on their charitable cause.

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The Charity Service

Supporting charitable giving since 1924

About Us

As a registered charity our aim is to support a vibrant and sustainable third sector in Greater Manchester by making Grant Funding available to charities and providing expertise in Trust Management for donors.

We have built an excellent reputation for providing high quality, personalised services to charities and donors to make the most of their gift.

Our Vision

To enable charitable giving that makes the most of every gift, maximizing impact for those that need it most.

Our Mission

To provide a flexible Trust Management service that ensures donors can give with confidence.

Who we’ve Supported

Testimonials from some of the charities we have supported in the last 12 months

The Charity Service have provided the Booth Centre with invaluable grant funding, both to weather the challenges of the pandemic as well as to help us run our activities on an ongoing basis. At the Booth Centre we help hundreds of people affected by homelessness every year, and funding from the Charity Service has been instrumental in allowing us to offer a range of different services to support people to move forward in their lives.
We are so appreciative of the open, friendly and professional communication we have always received from the Charity Service and proud to count them as a valued partner.
Amy Blair, Trusts and Foundations OfficerFunding awarded to run the Supported Volunteering Programme and deliver emergency advice and support
Amy Blair, Trusts and Foundations Officer
The Charity Service are very clear about the projects it would like to support and in our experience the funding application process has been straightforward and uncomplicated and they have worked with us to develop a positive funding relationship. Communication has been clear and they have always been happy to answer any queries.
We are proud to have received funding from the Charity Service for our work supporting vulnerable people in Greater Manchester. The Charity Service demonstrate a consistent commitment to making the lives of local people better and we truly appreciate the support.
Lucy Edwards – Trusts, Foundations and Bids FundraiserFunding awarded to run our Purple Cafe and our Volunteers Project
Lucy Edwards - Trusts, Foundations and Bids Fundraiser
The Charity Service has generously supported our Crisis Fund, to provide immediate tailored practical help to low income families in emergency situations.
Wood Street Mission supports families living in Manchester and Salford who struggle each day to make ends meet. The COVID19 pandemic has impacted on these families the hardest. Having this funding in place from The Charity Service has meant we have been able to respond quickly to need as it arises. It has been vital in helping us support families who have found themselves in very difficult circumstances, to help improve the day to day life of their children.
The Charity Service have been very supportive of our work and we appreciate the opportunity to form a positive relationship with them for the benefit of those in Manchester and Salford.
Des Lynch – ManagerFunding awarded to support Crisis Fund
Des Lynch - Manager

Contact Us

If you have a question about Grant Funding or our Trust Management services please use this form. To ensure we are able to deal with your enquiry quickly and efficiently please try to give us as much information as possible about your enquiry.