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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.

RESCHEDULED: Learning in GM Event - Collaborative Leadership

We are looking for VCSE and Public Sector leaders to attend our collaborative leadership event.

You might be:

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

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

Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Summit - 15th November

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

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

GM Good Employment Charter consultation

GMCA is leading on the development of a Good Employment Charter. The aim is to enlist all employers to make employment more accessible, rewarding and sustainable.

Vacancy for Technical Developer

GMCVO Databases is a successful small business which returns all profits to GMCVO to support Greater Manchester's voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector.

A social enterprise strategy for Greater Manchester – your comments are invited

The stakeholder group for the Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network (GMSEN), which GMCVO hosts, have been working with partners to develop a social enterprise strategy for Greater Manchester

AFA Community Media seminar

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

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

AfA launches two new Community Media scaled programmes – bids invited

Today saw the launch of two new Community Media scaled programmes from Ambition for Ageing:

1. Subculture

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

Vacancy for Technical Project Manager

GMCVO Databases is a successful small business which returns all profits to GMCVO to support Greater Manchester's voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector.

Lead the Change programme - See its impact in UnLtd's newly published evaluation report

UnLtd recently published their evaluation of the Lead the Change programme.

VCSE Tender Opportunity to Supply St Thomas Centre

Are you a social enterprise, charity, voluntary organisation or community group with the ability to supply regular catering services to a busy conference centre just outside Manchester City Centre?

Community grants of up to £2500 to highlight patient and public involvement in the voluntary sector – apply now!

NHS England’s ‘celebrating involvement in healthcare’ community grants scheme is open for applications for the fourth year.

Putting communities at the heart of health and wellbeing

A person’s wellbeing depends on much more than just health and care; other factors like our environment, relationships, lifestyles and community all have a vital role to play.

Greater Manchester celebrates its Health and Care Champions

Fourteen outstanding health and care champions have been celebrated as winners at the first ever Greater Manchester-wide awards for our health and care workforce at the Museum of Science and Indust

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