9 St John Street Chambers are extremely proud to have our own charitable fund, Nine Lives. It is a unique and special feature of our Chambers that reflects our proactive and compassionate collective spirit.
Since 2008, Nine Lives has supported local communities, activities, and projects across Greater Manchester. We have a successful long-standing partnership with Forever Manchester, who work with a wide range of community groups across the Greater Manchester area and in the last decade, together we have raised over £100,000 for community projects.
Additionally, this year, Barnabus are our 'Charity of the Year' and we look forward to supporting their work tackling homelessness in our city.
Barnabus is a frontline Manchester Christian Homeless Charity providing a lifeline to rough sleepers and people with lived experience of homelessness for over 25 years. We provide practical help and support including food, clothing, showers and healthcare, as well as a wide range of creative and inspiring skill focused activities to help increase confidence and skills. Our support team offer one to one support with multiple pathways for accommodation, rehabilitation and employment thanks to our connections and corporate supporters.
With your help we can provide hope, dignity and encouragement to empower homeless people so that they can improve and rebuild their lives and take hold of their hopes and dreams for the future.
About Forever Manchester
Forever Manchester is the only charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be happy and we'd love you to become part of this growing movement. We work with local people in our communities to inspire and encourage projects that they want to see, to make their neighbourhoods happier and safer places to be.
The Nine Lives Community Fund is administered by Forever Manchester and all funds raised in 2019 will be split equally between Forever Manchester and Barnabus.