Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) wants to get the message out about the importance of youth work in Manchester, specifically the contributions volunteers make to young people’s services. The theme of Youth Work Week this year is ‘Youth Services: youth work for today and tomorrow’ and GMYN know that many organisations benefit from the support of volunteers to help deliver youth work that young people learn and grow from and feel empowered by. GMYN wants to celebrate this and in turn give thanks to organisations who support volunteers to be involved.
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Vinspired have teamed up with Comic Relief to offer 100 Cashpoint Grants to help young people aged 14-25 run LGBTQ+ social action projects in their communities.
Would you like to join Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN trustee board?
GMYN is an exciting youth charity that is proudly delivering a number of innovative programmes to support disadvantaged young people across Greater Manchester. The organisation is governed by a board of trustees with various backgrounds and skills and GMYN would like to expand their board to help the organisation develop further.
Comic Relief has launched a £1.75 million fund to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young men with mental health problems. Comic Relief is seeking proposals to deliver specialised mental health provision which puts the needs of young men at the heart of their work. Comic Relief are especially interested in funding organisations that test out different approaches to engagement and support to establish what works.
The Magdalen Hospital Trust makes small grants (usually £500 - £2,000) towards projects that support vulnerable children and young adults - particularly projects that: provide training for work and personal development; provide clubs for young people; assist crime prevention; provide emergency care; provide play schemes; and provide mental health support and counselling.
Counter Terrorism Police have launched their first ever safety campaign aimed at children and teenagers, a version of Run Hide Tell, for 11 to 16 years olds, which they recommend should be taught in schools and colleges as part of the national curriculum.
The "run, hide, tell" advice promotes that people should first try to flee an attack - or alternatively find somewhere safe to hide - and then alert authorities, when it is safe to do so.
The Community Inclusion Service has produced newsletters to give a snapshot of activities going on in North, South and Central Manchester.
Near Neighbours are now recruiting for their Greater Manchester Catalyst Leadership course.
This is a fantastic opportunity available to gain some Leadership skills for young people aged between 16 to 26 years old.
Every Friday evening, the three astroturf pitches at the Manchester Tennis & Football Centre in Ancoats fill up with dozens of young men and boys playing 7-a-side football.
This club is run by Active Communities Network and it has grown very popular since starting in 2010, with between 50 and 80 young people attending each session. It is free and open to everyone between 14 and 21 years old.
The Challenge have recently been commissioned by the Department of Education to design and pilot a new model for student work placements, which the government is planning to roll out nationally as a mandatory requirement for all (~250,000) technical education students by 2020, as part of their newly proposed t-levels.