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Applications to join Greater Manchester Combined Youth Authority are now open

21 Dec 2021 - 15:54 by michelle.foster

youth combined authorityAre you a young person in Greater Manchester? Do you have a passion for social change and do you want to influence the decision-making process in the city-region? If so, applications to join the Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority (GMYCA) are now open and youth organisations are encouraged to apply!

In its first three years, GMYCA members have provided a powerful and influential voice for young people across the city-region, contributing to the development of policies, strategies and decisions on a number of issues.

Its purpose is to:

  • Advise the Mayor and GMCA on key issues and concerns of young people, and provide solutions
  • Provide a critical voice and scrutinise the work of the Mayor and GMCA
  • Undertake specific pieces of work (previous examples include developing a free bus travel card for young people named Our Pass, and contributing youth voices to the Greater Manchester’s annual Climate Change Summits)

Who can apply?

  • Organisations that work with young people aged between 11 and 19 (or up to 25 for those with additional needs)
  • Who represent a diverse range of identities and backgrounds
  • Work within Greater Manchester

Member organisations serve a two-year term which will begin in April 2022 through to March 2024.
Meetings are held monthly, on the second Thursday of every month.

Apply here

Deadline: 21 January 2022, 5pm

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