Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Sector information

Some essential facts and figures* about the voluntary sector in Greater Manchester are provided below, followed by links to further information for and about the voluntary sector in our region.

♦ In 2011/12 there were 14,592 community and voluntary organisations, co-operatives and social enterprises in Greater Manchester.

♦ In 2011/12 the total income of the sector was £1 billion.

♦ More than three quarters of organisations receive non-public sector income.

♦ The sector contributes an estimated £1.7 billion per annum GVA to the Greater Manchester economy (3.5%).

♦ Medium and large organisations receive 91% of the total sector income.

♦ 11,963 (82%) organisations are micro (with an annual income under £10,000).

♦ There are 334,200 volunteers in the sector contributing 1.1 million hours each week.

♦ The sector employs 23,600 full time equivalent paid staff.

* Source: Greater Manchester State of the Sector 2013: a report on social and economic impact


Other useful information, facts, figures and profiles:

• Local support organisations in Greater Manchester

• MPs with constituencies in Greater Manchester

• Profiles of each of the 10 districts of Greater Manchester

• Research reports about the VCS in Greater Manchester