By becoming a supporter of our Spirit of Manchester programme, you can be part of celebrating and rewarding Manchester's local voluntary and community groups for all their hard work throughout the year. It's through the generosity of supporters that we will make every year of the Spirit of Manchester programme better than the last and help ensure the awards continue in future.
The Spirit of Manchester is the result of the combined efforts of lots of individuals all across the city who are making this a great place to live, work and enjoy life. So we do our work in the same way: everyone can bring something to the party!
Macc’s role is to nurture and develop the work of the voluntary sector in the city, an important part of what we’re trying to achieve in running these awards is to build the relationships between local businesses and voluntary organisations – so we would love to see lots of supporters giving whatever they can: money is always welcome but we especially like creative ideas which are about who you are, what you do and which connect people. So if you’re a café owner, you could give us a free lunch to raffle or offer to host an event for a local group. If you’re a marketing business, you could offer to design a free leaflet or poster for one of our winners. If you want to get involved, we'd love to hear from you.
Some ways you can support the Spirit of Manchester Awards
Give a donation to support one of our award categories.
Availability: award categories remaining
Suggested amount: £500
|As acknowledgement of your support, we can offer the following:|
Give a donation towards the costs of running the event as a celebration of the voluntary and community sector in Manchester.
Give a donation in the form of a prize for the raffle which would be drawn on the night. This could, for example, be one of your existing products or services: e.g. free tickets, a vouchers, a free haircut, cake, anything you can think of!
Make a donation. Donations will be put into the Spirit of Manchester Fund. Macc will retain the Gift Aid element as a contribution towards running costs.
Donate online here: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/spiritofmcr2016/257091
Donate by text: Text MANC03 £3 / £5 / £10 to 70070
Other ways you can help celebrate the Spirit of Manchester
- Tell your friends, family, colleagues, employees, contacts about the Awards and the Festival.
- Use social media to spread the word #SpiritofMcr18
- Go along to Spirit of Manchester Festival Events click here for details
- Be a fundraiser – organise activities to raise funds to add more money into the Spirit of Manchester Fund. Ideas for fundraising activities are available here (link). If you organise any activities, don’t just send us the money, tell us what you did!