Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation


GM VCSE Assembly: Co-Production Network

“Doing with, and not to, is a fundamental tenet of the Greater Manchester approach. Trust people.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Seminar: Resilience in an Ageing Greater Manchester

Ambition for Ageing are proud to present the most recent of our seminar series.

Date: Wednesday 20th March 2019

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

GM VCSE Assembly: Person Centred and Community Approaches ‘Bridging the worlds of the system and citizens’

Are you interested in person and community centred approaches to health and care? Do you want to explore what good support might look like for the people of GM?

Monday, 11 March 2019

Ambition for Ageing Bidders Event for Culture Champions

Ambition for Ageing are looking for providers to develop age-friendly volunteering and engagement in cultural activities in Greater Manchester.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

GM VCSE Mental Health Forum (including dementia, perinatal, children and young people and adult mental health)

The GM Mental Health VCSE (Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise) Forum, links directly with the implementation of the Greater Manchester Mental Health Strategy.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Research Network Meeting: Photovoice - method and exhibition

From 1.30pm, before the research network meeting, there will be the chance to see the Everyday Politics photo exhibition.

Friday, 5 April 2019

GM VCSE Assembly: VCSE sector and Taking Charge: The next 5 years, our chance to influence the GM plan for the next phase of devolution.

Please note that this event is now fully booked however, if you would like to be placed on the waiting list for a place in the event of any cancellations, please

Greater Manchester and Manchester BME Network; Market Place and Joint Networking Event

A different format for the first 2019 networking event, this will include a “Market Place” for BME Social Entrepreneurs and everyone interested.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Research Network: Open Network Meeting

Come along and talk with colleagues about your research-related work in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

The Network is for you if you are:

Friday, 18 January 2019

Learning in GM Event - Collaborative Leadership

We are inviting leaders from Public Services and the VCSE sector to attend this event.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

GMCVO Friends and Members Meeting (AGM)

We would like to invite all our members, partners and friends to join us at the St Thomas Centre for afternoon tea and cakes, networking and news at our Annual General Meeting.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

GM VCSE Assembly: Building a Community for Co-Production

This event is now fully booked  - if you wish to be placed on the waiting list in the event of any cancellations, please e-mail

Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Summit: Working Together to do Business For Good

- Social Enterprise Day: Thursday 15th November 2018, 10.00 – 16.00

- St Peter’s House, University of Manchester, M13 9GH

Thursday, 15 November 2018

AFA seminar series - Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work

Presented by: Dr Sophie Yarker, MICRA, University of Manchester

Date: Wednesday 7 November 2018

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

AFA Community Media seminar

Imagine a Greater Manchester where older people can make their own media on their own terms

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Ambition for Ageing Scaled Programme Information Event for Potential Bidders

 We are looking for providers to deliver two Scaled Programmes with a focus on community media:

1) Subculture

Monday, 17 September 2018

Still Hidden Conference

 Over the last five years, thanks to Big Lottery funding, Greater Manchester Talent Match has supported almost 2000 young people on

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Big Alcohol Conversation Design Workshop


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Greater Manchester and Manchester BME Network Joint Networking Event

Manchester BME Network and Greater Manchester BME Network will be holding our next joint networking event on Thursday 27th September 2018 

Thursday, 27 September 2018

GM Third Sector Research Meeting: Volunteering and Wellbeing

Using a psycho-social approach to explore the experiences of volunteers

Friday, 16 November 2018

GM Third Sector Research Network: Using Visual Participatory Methods

James Found from the Inspiring Change Project of Shelter Manchester will share his experiences of using visual participatory methods within the homeless community
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Friday, 14 September 2018

GM VCSE workshop - 'An introduction to co-production'

"Commissioners, providers and residents working together will create better proposals and a quicker route to successful change … co-design and co-produc

Thursday, 9 August 2018

VCSE Leaders in Greater Manchester

  • Are you a chief executive or senior officer in a voluntary, community or social enterprise organisation
  • Do you lead “beyond your organisation”?
  • Ar
Friday, 27 July 2018

Ambition for Ageing - Scaled Programme Information Event for Potential Bidders

e are looking for providers to explore and develop new and transformational ways which supports people over 50 at risk of social isolation to develop sustainable active citizenship.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Is charity tax relief benefiting the right charities? Have your say..


People’s Procurement

People’s Procurement is part of the Jam & Justice research project that aims to seize the opportunity provided by devolution to look

Tuesday, 5 June 2018
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