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Brexit – advice for Greater Manchester VCSE organisations

GMCVO would recommend that VCSE organisations give some thought to the practical impact of Brexit and take some time to review the risks and plan what to do about them.

GM Spatial Framework – please respond by 18th March

Greater Manchester is developing a revised Spatial Framework. The first phase of consultation is now open until 18th March 2019

Supporting our Staff as Older Carers: a VCSE briefing

GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing’s Working Potential has released a briefing that outlines how VCSE organisations can support older carers as employees or potential employees and therefore lead

Supporting our Staff as Older Carers: a VCSE briefing

GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing’s Working Potential has released a briefing that outlines how VCSE organisations can support older carers as employees or potential employees and therefore lead

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

Nominations for the Greater Manchester Health and Care Champions are now OPEN!

Organised by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, with support from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham and now in their second year, the Greater Manchester Health and C

Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester – evidence from the AFA programme

 GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing has found out what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood in Greater Manchester from over 3,000 older people.

Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester – evidence from the Ambition for Ageing programme

GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing has found out what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood in Greater Manchester from over 3,000 older people.

GM Talent Match legacy - New support programme for hidden young people announced

We are delighted to announce that Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) has secured funding to deliver the Greater Manchester Talent Match Hidden Young People programme.<

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

New scaled programme launch – Culture Champions: Invitation to tender

Ambition for Ageing are delighted to launch Culture Champions GM. Ambition for Ageing has developed this work in partnership with the Great Place GM project.

Secondment role opportunity  - VCSE and GM Health and Care Commissioning Hub

The GM Health and Care Commissioning (Commissioning Hub) are seeking expressions of interest for a senior level post to join them to help embed the VCSE sector into the role of commissioning. 

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

GMSEN seeks expressions of interest to serve on the GM Co-operative Commission

The GM Social Enterprise Network (GMSEN) has been asked to nominate someone from the Social Enterprise sector to serve on the GM Co-operative Commission.

A paragraph to save the NHS - help GM VCSE organisations receive a share of new 10 year plan funding

The NHS is about to receive £22 billion of extra funding and is drawing up a 10 year long term plan. Greater Manchester is calling for its share of the money.

One paragraph to save the NHS - help secure the GM VCSE sector a share of extra NHS funding

The NHS is about to receive £22 billion of extra funding and is drawing up a 10 year long term plan. Greater Manchester is calling for its share of the money.

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

Timeline video celebrates the end of Greater Manchester Talent Match

As of December 2018, delivery of the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme has officially ended.

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

Greater Manchester Talent Match: New research reveals extent of 'hidden' unemployment

Greater Manchester Talent Match have published a second piece of revealing research exploring how best to reach 'hidden' young people.

Ageing Equally? - Call for research project proposals and support provider

The ‘Ageing Equally?’ research project is focusing on what makes a good place in which to grow older for people who belong to minority communities.

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

Resilience in an Ageing Greater Manchester: Report Published

Ambition for Ageing has today released a report titled Resilience in Ageing in Greater Manchester, looking at the needs of older people in resilience planning.

Have your say – Greater Manchester’s Plans for Good Employment, Jobs and Growth

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is currently developing a Good Employment Charter which aims to encourage and support employers to become more productive and

St Thomas Centre announces contracts with two social enterprises

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed two social enterprises to provide services to our St Thomas Centre, a subsidiary social enterprise of GMCVO offering conference and meeting room

Tell us your experiences of public sector funding of VCSE organisations in GM

Has funding from the public sector changed in the last 18 months? We want to hear about your experiences so we can feed back to the GM Health and Social Care Partnership.

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

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