The term ‘North Manchester’ is used to include the following wards and includes some wards of East Manchester: Ancoats & Beswick, Charlestown, Cheetham, Clayton & Openshaw, Crumpsall, Harpurhey, Higher Blackley, Miles Platting & Newton Heath, Moston. You can see an interactive ward map on Manchester City Council's website
What and why?
Macc facilitated and contributed to the North Manchester Inquiry in 2019 which explored the issues around strengthening the voluntary and community sector in North Manchester. The recommendations from that process can be downloaded here
The North Manchester Together steering group formed to help guide progress on making the recommendations happen. North Manchester Together is convened by Manchester City Council and chaired by Alison Bacon. Everyone in the group lives and/or works and/or volunteers in North Manchester and is involved in supporting, strengthening and celebrating the local voluntary and community sector.
The list of current steering group members can be downloaded here
How can you find out more?
Do you live, work or volunteer in North Manchester?
Would you like to know about voluntary groups and services available in your area?
Would you like to know about new funding opportunities and support?
Can you help grow the local voluntary sector, make it stronger, with more people and more pride?
Sign up to the North Manchester Together mailing list You'll receive email updates on what's happening and opportunities to get involved in North Manchester.
You can also sign up to Macc’s weekly Manchester Community Central ebulletin which contains information, funding, jobs and training from and for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in and across the City of Manchester, including North Manchester.
For more information email: [email protected] or contact 0794 072 4581.
Conversation 2 Cash
Conversation to Cash (C2C) is a North Manchester Together capacity building assisted grants programme. This means it is designed to help groups in more ways than just giving out a grant. North Manchester Together has created a grants programme that we hope is:
- Easy to understand and apply to
- For groups who have been constituted for 12 months but who aren’t expected to have everything in place already
- Encouraging to groups to feel they can be honest about what needs improving or is not yet in place in their organisation’s governance
- Helpful in strengthening groups’ governance
- Helpful in forming links to support for now and the future
- Provides small grants of unrestricted funding (groups can spend the funding on their priorities)
Conversation to Cash is intended to support North groups to build on and strengthen their governance with a view to increasing their sustainability and to being better funding-ready.