Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation


Commissioning Conversations Workshop

Please note the change of date - this event will take place Monday 24th June, not 25th June as initially advertised.

Monday, 24 June 2019

The GM APPG Stakeholder Forum

Meeting the Challenge: Delivering Great Homes for Greater Manchester

Friday, 20 July 2018

Mayor of Greater Manchester signs historic agreement with GM VCSE Sector

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester has signed a formal Accord with the 16,000 voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Greater Manchester, fulfilling a commitment m

Core Cities Updated Vision for Devolution Post-Brexit

Core Cities UK have produced an updated version of a Green Paper that details their vision for a stronger, fairer Britain. 

Question Time with Andy Burnham

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, is delighted to invite you to his first Question Time event.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

‘Devolution, Austerity and Inclusive Growth in Greater Manchester: Assessing Impacts and Developing Alternatives’ report launch

Join us for the launch of this report, which is produced by Dr David Etherington, Middlesex University and Professor Martin Jones, Staffordshire University.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Don't forget to vote on 4th May!!

On 4th May 2017 Greater Manchester will elect it's very first mayor.

Leading candidates for Greater Manchester Mayor will be committed to our manifesto for a new relationship – don’t forget to vote on 4th May!

On 7th March 2017, six of the Greater Manchester mayoral candidates and a full house of VCSE people from across the city region assembled for a hustings specifically about the future relationship b

Greater Manchester Strategy Refresh - consultation with the VCSE Sector

Andrew Lightfoot, Strategic Director Public Service Reform, Greater Manchester Combined Authority will be our keynote speaker at the event below.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Greater Manchester Mayor and the VCSE Sector – an election hustings

Please turn out in strength for these hustings! This is our chance to put questions and requests to the candidates in advance of the election.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Manifesto for a new relationship between the GM VCSE sector and the GM Mayor

Our Chief Executive, Alex Whinnom has today sent a manifesto from GMCVO to all mayoral candidates and Greater Manchester leaders.

Here is a note from Alex:

Vision for Devolution - a catch-up for those unable to attend our members meeting

The theme of our 2016 AGM, Members and Friends’ Meeting held in November was ‘Vision for Devolution’, where we had opportunity to talk about what Devolution could mean for Greater

The future of devolution

Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, opines on the future of devolution following the Referendum result.

Growth and Reform

Presentation from Lord Peter Smith (chair of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority) includes slides on devolution milestones, what is being devolved to GM, the governance arrangements and the i

DevoManc: animated

cities@manchester has produced a series of short animations exploring devolution and its implications and opportun

Opportunity knocks?

If devolution is to succeed in Greater Manchester, the voluntary sector must demand not merely a share of the available money, but a share in leadership and in shaping new thinking, writes GMCVO&rs

Greater Manchester to be given powers over European funds as part of devolution process

As part of the devolution agreement, Greater Manchester will receive powers from the ERDF and ESF to spend £300 million between 2016 and 2020, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Councils should take the devolution powers on offer – then fight for more

In this editorial in The Guardian, Simon Parker, Director of the New Local Government Network, argues that despite what detractors say, handing local authorities more powers won’t destroy loc

Further devolution to GM Combined Authority and directly-elected mayor announced

Details of the latest wave of devolution to Greater Manchester have been announced.

Devolution, Our Devolution

The voluntary and community sector should play a key role in developing the thinking around what a good model of devolution looks like and how it could work best for the communities we represent.

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