Over 15,000 young people in Greater Manchester are ‘hidden’: they are not currently in employment, training or education – and do not claim benefits. GM Talent Match are inviting national, local and regional decision makers from all sectors to attend their ‘Still Hidden’ conference on 11 October at Gorton Monastery and play their part in building a platform to improve the life chances of young people furthest from employment.
All Young People
Eligible charities and community organisations from across England can apply for up to £80,000 from the Building Connections Fund Youth strand, to expand or enhance their work tackling youth loneliness.
Funding, delivered by the Co-op Foundation, is available for projects that support any groups of young people within the most deprived 30% areas of England.
Are you a charitable organisation that would like to organise a digital/coding event for young people between ages 8 and 24? Whether it’s a workshop, hackathon or another format – there are no limits on how to structure your event.
Young Manchester has launched a Positive Engagement Programme which will engage more young people in the communities of Manchester through detached youth work. The charity has commissioned £250,000 for the 21-month project which will improve opportunities for young people.
#iwill is a UK-wide campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership it is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action.
The programme aims to increase overall participation of young people in meaningful social action from 40% to 60% by 2020, with a particular focus on deprived areas.
The refreshed Young Governors’ Network (YGN) events provide an informal opportunity for young governors (those aged under 40) to meet and share experiences.
The session will offer plenty of time to network and the YGN team will be giving short pitches on ‘courageous conversations’ and ‘creating change: diverse governing boards’ with an opportunity to discuss these topics with peers.
Young Manchester has launched their new fund for the City that will enable children and young people to take part in outdoor activities and enjoy residential trips to expand their learning.
The Outdoor Learning and Adventurous Activity Fund has commissioned £40,000 which will enable 19 Manchester based organisations to run 22 different activities over the next nine months.
Are you a Manchester voluntary sector organisation?
Would you like to share a story of your activity as part of the 2018 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?
The Labour Party has issued a consultation document on youth services.
They state that "Youth services do a vital job in our communities. The benefits they provide for young people are real and long-lasting. However, with direct government funding to local authorities falling by a half since 2010, youth services have seen significant cutbacks as councils seek to make savings. This means that a generation of young people could potentially be left without the opportunity to play a full part in our communities."