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Charity &

Our Community

Sitting in the heart of Manchester city centre, we are an active member of the local community and support a range of activities throughout the year.

Community & Charity Support

Manchester Arndale is an active member of the local community and we are proud to support a range of local community groups and charities through fund and awareness-raising activities. We focus heavily on building relationships with community groups and charities in order to achieve long-lasting results from projects and campaigns.

Please note: individual ‘charity collections’ and leafleting are not permitted, also requests solely based on a financial donation, i.e. prizes or goody bags. All fundraising must be part of a wider public awareness-raising campaign.

What We Look For

Manchester Arndale receives a high volume of charitable requests and our support must be focused and meet our charity criteria. Before submitting a charity request, please make sure that you can show:

  • A meaningful, long term impact to the Manchester community and an ongoing relationship with Manchester Arndale
  • You are a charity that is relevant to the Manchester Arndale customer demographic, and that the charity complements the Manchester Arndale brand and the centre’s ongoing service to the people of Manchester
  • You are local – preference will be given to groups within the M60 – and have permission to host an event in Manchester Arndale
  • Clear and measureable benefits to the local community
  • Valid information as to the work carried out by the group / charity
  • How your event will work in Manchester Arndale with accompanying photographs where possible
  • How interactive your event is – think about how you will engage and inform customers. The more interactive the activity the better customers will engage.
  • How the charity fits with Manchester Arndale’s ongoing campaigns or community projects

What We Cannot Support

  • Individual ‘charity collections’
  • Requests solely based on a financial donation, i.e. prizes or goody bags
  • Organisations which are not recognised or registered UK charities or community groups
  • Charity advertising space, unless specifically linked to a Manchester Arndale funded project
  • Personal appeals by or for individuals, including sponsorship for expeditions or overseas trips for individuals or other charities
  • Support for political parties or political causes
  • Promotion of specific religious ideas or views and support for religious bodies, except where the project is for the benefit of the wider community
  • Charities that do not directly benefit UK residents (must also benefit a percentage of people living in the immediate catchment area of the centre)
  • Year-end deficits
  • A charity’s core costs including buildings, salaries general running or management costs
  • Anything that would replace funds provided by government or statutory authorities and that does not bring additional benefits to people or communities
  • National Charities and Retailers

Please send full details of your community or charity support request to info@manchesterardale.com