The Fed’s Purple Cafe is to receive a grant of £9,000 from the National Lottery’s Awards For All scheme enabling it to continue supporting vulnerable adults in the Manchester Jewish community for a further 12 months.

Run by The Fed’s Community Advice and Support Team (CAST), the weekly cafe offers an opportunity for people to meet up and relax in the Purple Room at Heathlands Village.  It is open from 1 till 4.00pm on Wednesday afternoons.

The Fed’s Trusts, Foundations and Bids Fundraiser, Lucy Edwards, said, “Our community cafe provides a warm and welcoming place to bump into old friends and form new relationships.  People come along for chat over a cuppa, to play a game of rummikub or do some crafts. There’s a selection of activities and we also host guest speakers from time to time.  There’s no need to pre-book – people are welcome to just turn up.”

Staff from The Fed are on hand with an attentive ear, and anyone requiring personalised advice can pre-book a meeting with a member of the CAST team during cafe hours.

For more information about The Purple Cafe or other community services offered by The Fed please call 0161 772 4800 (option 2) or visit