Our Work

Current Work

A Greater Manchester level programme aimed at creating more age-friendly places
An ethnographic study of everyday relations facilitated by community-based organisations
Understanding the role of voluntary action in Greater Manchester in context
A Greater Manchester level programme aimed at enabling BAME led social enterprises to become resilient and thrive
Grants to support BAME-led organisations affected by Covid-19
Working across all marginalised communities to influence policy making in Greater Manchester
Enabling a collaborative approach to delivering GM’s employment and skills ambitions.
Bringing VCSE sector and public sector together to achieve common goals
Grants to support people from communities of identity or experience to develop higher levels of mental wellbeing
Grants up to £15,000 for VCSE organisations to help get more people walking regularly.
Hosting and support for start-up community enterprises
A network for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and refugee voluntary and community sector organisations
Enabling funders to collaborate and coordinate programmes
A network for social enterprises, and those who want to buy from, support or work with social enterprises
A network for those actively involved in collecting and/or analysing information about the VCSE sector
A research project looking at more inclusive ways to govern in our city-regions.
A package of support for VCSE organisations who can offer work placements to young people
A project bringing together VCSE and public sector leaders to share approaches and experiences
A funding programme to support the development of stronger, more resilient and sustainable social economies
A programme to enable VCSE-led mental health service providers to respond to increased demand
VCSE sector influence within and beyond GM
Tailored support to help organisations up-skill employees and improve productivity
Support for the development of the social economy in Greater Manchester

Past Work

A project to improve recruitment and employment opportunities for carers wishing to return to work
An initiative that supported and developed a network of community hubs in GM to install solar panels, engaged people in energy issues and explored...
A GMCVO/MMU joint research study on co-production in the Greater Manchester VCSE sector
Connecting young people, employers and organisations to change the way youth employment was approached in GM
A programme that helped hidden young people in Greater Manchester into and towards employment..
Support and seed funding for social entrepreneurs wanting to try out an idea, start a new enterprise or develop a tried and tested idea further.
A project that raised the voluntary sector’s awareness of the advantages of apprenticeships

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