Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Coming Soon


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 have an exciting new opportunity coming soon, for our supporters to sign up to an Annual Supporter Scheme for just £35 per year. By becoming a Supporter you are automatically entered into our quarterly prize draw where you have the chance to win beautiful hand-crafted items from one of our makers up to the value of £100.

You’ll also receive regular e-newsletters with all our latest news, interviews and profiles on our makers plus invitations to our exhibition launches. This is a great way to support the Centre whilst learning about our makers and our work.

If you know someone who loves craft, why not gift a membership? We provide a beautiful handmade card for you to present to the lucky recipient. If you are interested in supporting us, but would rather make a one-off donation, you can do so here.

Your support will help us 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.

We also provide community and family activities, welcome local residents and visitors in to our Community Hub alongside running our volunteer programme. We want to help more people enjoy craft and making, with all the health and wellbeing benefits it provides.

To find out when our Supporter Scheme launches, sign up to our newsletter.