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Spirit of Manchester Awards shortlist announced

27 Aug 2013 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

The judges, including the Lord Mayor of Manchester, have now met and decided on the shortlisted candidates for the first Spirit of Manchester Award! The nominations reflected all the exciting and diverse work happening in Manchester's voluntary and community sector. We will be making films of all the shortlisted applicants which will be voted on at the awards ceremony to determine the winner.

We are excited that the awards will be presented at the new NOMA building, thank you to the Co-operative who kindly donated the room.

Shortlisted organisations

Volunteer of the year
• Dorothy Thomas, Northern Quarter Greening
• Colette, The Men's Room
• Tom Griffiths, Europia

Volunteer involving organisation
• Booth Centre
• Simply Cycling
• Back on track

Small business of the year
• Community Minded
• FC United

Most innovative group
• Levenshulme Market CIC
• Simply Cycling

Best service user involving organisation
• Indian Senior Citizens centre
• The Joyce Layland Centre

Most successful campaign
• GM Poverty Commission
• Lesbian & Gay Foundation
• Love Your Bike

Best partnership initiative
• Friends of Fallowfield loop
• Manchester Cathedral
• Manchester Refugee Employment Partnership

We will be holding a raffle on the evening with the proceeds being donated to the Lord Mayor's Charity to help ensure community groups can continue all their great work. We have been donated prizes from across Manchester including a signed photo of the Manchester City team. If you would like to donate a prize contact Hannah: [email protected] 0161 834 9823. See our supporters page: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/spirit-manchester-awards-supporters  

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