Delivery Partnership


The Greater Manchester's Hidden Talent programme is coordinated by Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO), who have commissioned Delivery Partners to identify and support hidden young people across all 10 Greater Manchester local authority areas.

Hidden young people are supported through one-to-one, holistic long and short-term key worker engagement.

These key workers are called Talent Coaches.

All of the partnership organisations providing Talent Coaches are embedded within the communities where they operate. They offer a range of community-based services and are well known to and trusted by the people who live within those areas.

From leading the GM Talent Match programme we know that the right organisations can engage the hardest to reach young people: be it via word of mouth from their community contacts, prior knowledge of/engagement with these young people, or through links to other grassroots organisations.

Our delivery partners employing Talent Coaches are:


Early Break


Bolton Lads and Girls Club and Bolton Solidarity Community Association 


Manchester Young Lives

Oldham and Rochdale

Upturn Enterprise


The Broughton Trust


Stockport Homes


Reform Radio




Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside


If you wish to refer a young person to GM's Hidden Talent, please see the referral contact details form attached at the bottom of this page.

All young people joining the programme will have an assessment of their overall circumstances which will include a mental health and well-being assessment. 

We also support the young people on Greater Manchester's Hidden Talent with two mental health practitioners, employed by programme partner 42nd Street, who provide therapeutic support to young people living across Greater Manchester.

The practitioners also provide emotional, mental health and wellbeing advice guidance and support to the Talent Coaches.

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