Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Consultation on Manchester City Council's funding for voluntary and community sector organisations

Manchester City Council is seeking views on a set of options to change the way that its grants are made to voluntary and community sector organisations (VCSE).

There are consultation meetings on 6, 7 and 8 February. The online consultation finishes on Sunday 12 February 2017.
The options were co-designed by a group of voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) organisation members and staff from Manchester City Council and Clinical Commissioning Groups and are intended to foster a resilient and stable VCS sector.

The consultation covers:
1. Priorities for VCSE funding
2. Principles that should guide funding
3. Two options in an overall funding approach to the VCSE sector
4. Approaches to funding Infrastructure support

The responses to the consultation will be considered by the co-design group and used to deliver a final set of recommendations to Manchester City Council, who will make the decision about the future of VCSE funding.

The funding programmes covered by the co-design are for:
• Community Associations
• Health and Wellbeing
• Mental Health
• Equalities
• Carers
• Voluntary sector support (Infrastructure)

Further grant programmes may be included in the future.

Consultation events:
Manchester City Council are holding three events across the city to set out the different options that have been put forward. The consultation events are taking place on:
Date & Time: Monday 6 February 2017, 1pm-3pm
Venue: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
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Date & Time: Tuesday 7 February 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Venue: Irish world Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Manchester, M8 0RY
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Date & Time: Wednesday 8 February 2017, 2pm-4pm
Venue: Luther King House, Brighton Grove, Manchester, M14 5JP
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Wednesday, 8 February 2017