Volunteer & Support

Manchester Craft and Design has been home to some of the North West’s most talented makers for nearly 40 years. We are committed to developing talent and making craft accessible to all.

Read on to learn the ways that you can support us with this work.

Supporter Scheme

Help expand a thriving community

As a registered charity, we rely on generous donations to help keep our beautiful historical building going, and to enable us to run all the events and activities we provide. We support emerging makers, graduates and diverse makers through bursary schemes to help launch their careers and create viable businesses. Without your generosity we would not be able to give early career makers the support they need

Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Manchester Craft and Design Centre


The Supporters behind our Community

Manchester Craft and Design Centre are enormously grateful to all of our current supporters and partners who enable us to continue to run our beautiful building and deliver our projects.


Be a part of a creative community passionate about craft

We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers who have a passion for Manchester’s heritage and talking to our visitors about what we do.

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