Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation


Research Network meeting: participant observation as a way of collecting data

Susanne Martikke, GMCVO Researcher and Simon Armour will be facilitating a session on participant observation as a way of collecting data.

Friday, 27 September 2019

Research Network Open Meeting

Open meetings are an opportunity to talk with colleagues about your research-related work in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Research Network meeting: Research on Social Prescribing - findings and methods

Michelle Howarth from University of Salford will talk about findings from her research on social prescribing in Salford.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Opportunity to showcase your organisation’s examples of co-production

UPDATE 20th March: We have now recruited organisations for this study. Thank you very much to those who responded.

Co-produce GM: Growing the Coalition

Jam and Justice are co-producing a call for action. Join us to share your knowledge & power to change our city-region for the better.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Save the date: Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference 2019

The Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) in partnership with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (

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

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

GM Third Sector Research Meeting: Volunteering and Wellbeing

Using a psycho-social approach to explore the experiences of volunteers

Friday, 16 November 2018

GM Third Sector Research Network: Using Visual Participatory Methods

James Found from the Inspiring Change Project of Shelter Manchester will share his experiences of using visual participatory methods within the homeless community
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Friday, 14 September 2018

Manchester Focus Group – Charity Futures and Giving Evidence’s Research Consultation

This consultation aims to identify the questions about charity and philanthropy that charities, funders and donors want academic research to answer.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Award for GMCVO Researcher, Susanne Martikke

Our researcher, Susanne Martikke has had her work recognised by an award.

Young people's views needed for Citizens Advice Research on National Minimum Wage Policy

The impact of the National Living Wage Policy on young workers under 25 is the topic of research that is being conducted by Citizens Advice Manchester.

Research participants sought for study on early-onset dementia in Salford

A three-year joint research study between the University of Salford’s Institute for Dementia and Salford City Council is looking for participants who live in Salford and have been diagnosed w

Future of Adult Social Work -- what questions does research need to ask?

Survey responses are invited from users and stakeholders with personal or professional experience of adult social work.

LARIA North West: Free Half-Day Event

The next LARIA NW event will include entrants to the 2017 LARIA Research Impact Awards and a session from Public Health England. 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Social Capital - an Overview

This briefing is the output of the first phase of a GMCVO joint project with the University of Manchester about the role of local organisations in facilitating social capital.

New GMCVO Briefing about Social Capital Published

Social capital is a concept that has enjoyed great popularity with policy makers and is something that voluntary associations and volunteering are often credited with generating.

Social (in)security? Learning lessons from lived experiences of welfare and work

At this event the findings from three projects, of relevance to those working in the area of welfare and employment support, will be presented.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Introduction to Behavioural Insights

This workshop is suitable for all, including those with limited knowledge of behavioural insights and evaluation techniques. 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Disability and migration – living on the periphery of society?

 In the context of a rise in neopopulism, from Brexit to Trump, people on the move and those labelled disabled are facing increased hostility and uncertainty.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Leading through challenging times: can the sector respond to the wider crisis of political and civil society leadership?

Leadership is back on the agenda, following a range of influential inquiries and reports calling for strengthened leadership in and of the voluntary sector, alongside impr

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Parents 65+ sought as focus group participants

Are you over 65 years old and a parent? Would you be interested to give your views of care and caring responsibilities?

Working successfully with care leavers - an evaluation of GMYN's Boom+ project

GMCVO worked in partnership with Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) and academics from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) to conduct an evaluation of the Boom+ project.

Greater Manchester Third Sector Research Network: Researcher Positionality in Cross-Cultural Research with BME Communities

Eva Duda-Mikulin from Manchester Metropolitan University will share her experience of conducting cross-national comparative research with us and reflect on the learning it generates for studying di

Friday, 26 January 2018

Greater Manchester Third Sector Research Network: Generating infographics from quantitative secondary data

Jennifer Wall will share her experience of using quantitative secondary data to create infographics.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Greater Manchester Third Sector Research Network: Open Network Meeting

Come along and talk about your work and exchange experiences with other network members.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Greater Manchester Third Sector Research Network: Social capital as a concept for research in the voluntary sector

Susanne Martikke and Claire Mashiter will share insights about social capital from their PhD research.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Call for participants -- Research project on welfare conditionality and transitions from military to civilian life

Welfare benefits increasingly require people to meet particular conditions and behave in certain ways or risk sanctions.

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