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Spirit of Manchester

The Spirit of Manchester - An Introduction

Mike Wild, Chief Executive of Macc explains why we host Spirit of Manchester and reflects on key highlights from previous Award ceremonies. Watch the film here

Our annual 'Spirit of Manchester' programme is a celebration of the work of thousands of voluntary organisations, community groups, charities and social enterprises in Manchester. We believe it's important to recognise, support and encourage volunteers and local voluntary action.

Now in our 12th year, the Spirit of Manchester Awards recognise examples of great community spirit and all that's best about the voluntary sector. We want to raise the profile of the sector amongst the general public and encourage local giving and active citizenship.

In these pages you can find out more about this year's activities as well as look back over some fantastic stories from previous years. 

Have a look at our review of last year's celebrations including all the supporters and the winners: Spirit of Manchester 2023 Review