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8 things you should know about the Voluntary Sector in Manchester...

17 May 2013 - 14:02 by michelle.foster

1. In 2012/13 there were 3,093 community and voluntary organisations, co-operatives and social enterprises in Manchester

2. In 2012/13 the total income of the sector was £477 million

3. Medium and large organisations receive 95% of the total sector income

4. 1,987 organisations are micro (with an annual income under £10 thousand)

5. There are 94,300 volunteers in the sector

6. Volunteers give 370,000 hours each week

7. The contribution of volunteers in the sector is valued at £332 million each year

8. The sector employs 12,400 full time equivalent paid staff

These facts have come from our State of the Voluntary Sector report that we’ve just launched, click here to read the report.

This major new research report shows the social and economic impact of voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises and the community work of faith groups in the city of Manchester.

You may remember last year we asked for you to complete a survey to get involved and let us know the activities that you undertake; the areas you work in; the communities you work with the general income and expenditure, volunteers and any paid staff; experiences of working with the public sector and the help, advice and support available to you.

“Like other major cities, Manchester is facing the combined effects of recession, public sector spending cuts and long standing deprivation in local communities. Pressures are increasing on us all to do more with less. This new evidence is a powerful statement of what local organisations can do. It will helps us demonstrate to commissioners, decision makers and funders the incredible scale of effort by thousands of individuals in voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations to support people through these difficult times.” Mike Wild, Chief Executive, Macc

We will be holding a Manchester launch of the report as part our next Voluntary Sector Assembly where Mike Wild, Chief Executive will present a briefing of the findings.

Come along to our next Voluntary Sector Assembly ‘Planning for the future – tools and skills to survive’ on:
Date & Time: Tuesday 11 June 2013, 1.00pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Mechanics Institute
To book a place, email: pauline@macc.org.uk

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