10GM - A joint venture to support the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Greater Manchester
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We're recruiting

Do you have a passion for improving health and tackling health inequalities? We're looking for maternity cover for a Strategic Lead for our Cancer & Inequalities work.

We want to hear from you

Help us to evaluate pay and conditions in the VCSE sector

Research on the GM VCSE Workforce revealed salary as a major recruitment barrier, so we're surveying to evaluate pay and conditions in the sector - to drive improvements and support with salary benchmarking. GM VCSE organisations - please take part by 31 May.

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Just launched!
Check out the GM Workforce and Recruitment Hubs 

The GM Workforce and Recruitment Hubs are now live! Designed to support Greater Manchester's VCSE sector in becoming great employers, you can explore HR, recruitment, talent development, diversity, inclusion, leadership, and wellbeing resources, and engage in networking and learning opportunities. Plus, post your new VCSE vacancies on the recruitment hub to attract new talent.

For all interested in VCSE leadership

Join us at an upcoming workshop

Keeping Change Going: Leading Through Uncertainty

Tuesday 11 June, 10:00-12:00, online. 

10GM Open Workshops: Supporting VCSE Sector Workforce Wellbeing

Thursday 20 June, 10:30-12:00, online.

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Let's get creative

Calling Greater Manchester's freelance and independent artists, and small organisations!

Are you a musician who would benefit from a new instrument, a small group who needs funds to expand your wardrobe or replace costumes, or a freelance artist who wishes to upskill via a training course? The GMCA Inspire Fund is providing grants of £500 – £2,000.

Latest News 

A Q&A with the award-nominated Creative Confidence CIC

We spoke to Kitty Short from Creative Confidence CIC to learn about her GM Cancer Awards-nominated project, funded by 10GM, and what equality means to her.  

Read it now.

Blog: What's been going on in Population Health?

This is the first in a series of blogs about the VCSE sector and Population Health in Greater Manchester. In it Emma looks back at three examples of projects from the last year that brought people and organisations together to find innovative ways of tackling health inequalities.

GM VCSE Accord Ecosystem: Local Infrastructure Activity 2023-24

VCSE Local Infrastructure plays a crucial role in delivering against the GM VCSE Accord commitment to “Build the best VCSE Ecosystem in the country”.

This report outlines the vital leadership and delivery role played by he VCSE Local Infrastructure Organisations between April 2023 and March 2024 and the impact seen

We've kicked off our programme to tackle health inequalities in cancer

10GM has begun working in collaboration with GM Cancer, partners from across the wider health system and the wider VCSE sector to achieve a permanent reduction in inequalities and inequity within Greater Manchester. 
Find out more. 

GM VCSE Local Infrastructure Cost of Living Response, February 2024

VCSE Local Infrastructure is playing a crucial role in responding to the cost of living crisis in Greater Manchester, through the distribution of grants, provision of information, hosting of events, engaging with the community, provision of Warm Spaces, and a host of other activities.

This briefing outlines the vital leadership and delivery role played by the VCSE Local Infrastructure Organisations, the shared challenges in delivering this work, and key messages for the wider system.

VCSE Commissioning Framework: 4 years on - survey findings

Over February and March of 2024, we carried out a survey to find out how much progress we had made on the VCSE Commissioning Framework recommendations over the past 4 years. Although the response rate was fairly low, we gathered valuable insight into current experiences of VCSE Commissioning, which are summarised in this report.

These findings have been used to refine the VCSE Commissioning and Investment Group’s plans for 24/5 and beyond.

Read our most recent Activity Report

It’s been an eventful year, with our work in Greater Manchester (GM) influenced by world events, the aftermath of COVID, the ongoing cost of living ‘crisis’, the machinery of government, and recent changes in the NHS. 

Our September 2022-October 2023 Activity Report will give you a flavour of how 10GM has committed to supporting and strengthening the voluntary, community & social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Greater Manchester.

We're working with Flourish Together CIC to offer bespoke coaching support to Greater Manchester's Future VCSE Leaders

As part of 10GM’s learning and development programme for Future VCSE Leaders, we are delighted to be working with Flourish Together CIC to offer bespoke coaching support to participants. Flourish is a social enterprise organisation, working strategically and at grassroots levels and brings over 10 years of experience in delivering resilience, leadership, innovation and enterprise programmes with diverse VCSE leaders. Participants in 10GM’s VCSE Future Leaders Programme will be able to access Flourish’s pool of coaches; spanning a range of specialisms including life coaching, enterprise coaching, career coaching and wellbeing/trauma-informed support. 

VCSE Data and Intelligence Project

10GM ‘s project to understand the state of data and intelligence in the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester's purpose was to understand the current state of data maturity, explore challenges and barriers, and identify opportunities and actions for advancing data capabilities.

Download the final evaluation report, including ten potential investable project ideas that have been developed in response to the research project and recommendations, and a recording of our launch event.

We're working with Cooperatives UK to support Greater Manchester's Social Economy 

Funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (E26), 10GM is supporting social economy organisations to deliver an alternative way of doing business in Greater Manchester.

Working with LIOs across GM, we’ll offer bespoke specialist support to social economy organisations such as cooperatives, social enterprises, community businesses and registered charities. GM’s LIOs have a deep understanding of the complexity of the Greater Manchester social ecosystem and have the specific knowledge and experience needed to support this sector. Cooperatives UK are creating an Online Inclusive Ownership Platform with wrap-around staff support, due to launch in Summer 2024.

The 10GM VCSE leadership programmes are wrapping up

As part of our exciting VCSE Workforce Development Programme leadership and development activities, we've brought together participants from our existing and future VCSE leaders cohorts, to co-design and shape two new leadership learning programmes.

Learn about what participants have been learning about the programmes and what they have to say about them.

And, if you want to stay up to date about our VCSE Workforce learning activities, join our mailing list.


About 10GM

10GM is a joint venture to support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Greater Manchester. The founding members are: Action Together, Bolton CVS, Macc and Salford CVS. We are local infrastructure organisations operating strategically and collaboratively; our shared purpose is to champion local voluntary and community action and social enterprise across the city-region in order to improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Greater Manchester’s people and communities.


This is a time of change in Greater Manchester. We believe that voluntary and community organisations, and social enterprises have an important part to play in ensuring that devolution benefits everyone. 

we are a living wage employer

10GM is proud to be a Living Wage Employer. 

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