10GM - A joint venture to support the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Greater Manchester
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How Flexible Funding Benefits Greater Manchester's Communities

The Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Greater Manchester comprises a diverse range of organisations, including charities, non-profits, social enterprises, and community groups, all working toward positive social impact. To ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of this sector, it is essential to provide flexible funding solutions that align with its unique characteristics and needs.

In this blog, Keisha, Project Manager at 10GM, highlights the importance of flexible funding for VCSE organisations and the advantages of funding in this way.


Meet the Facilitator – VCSE Leadership Development Programme

Tuesday, 14 December 2023, 16:00 - 17:00.

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‘The Real Picture’ – Greater Manchester residents are invited to have their say on childhood obesity

Across Greater Manchester, rates of overweight children are on the rise. And figures have been steadily going up over the last 30 years. The NHS has launched its campaign to understand the rise of childhood obesity in Greater Manchester and needs the help of VCSE organisations to do so.

Please fill in and help us to promote this survey with communities.

Learning and Professional Development Opportunities

As part of our Workforce Development Programme, we are creating some exciting new opportunities for learning and professional development, designed specifically for people in Greater Manchester’s VCSE sector. From January-June 2024, we will be offering a range of flexible leadership learning workshops, as well as the option of more intensive development activities for both leaders and emerging leaders.

Register your interest in the programme and we’ll keep you updated about our learning and professional development activities, as they are launched.  

GM VCSE Infrastructure Development Programme: Autumn Update 2023

The Greater Manchester VCSE Infrastructure Development Programme is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, aiming to improve infrastructure support for community activity. The programme runs until March 2025 and is delivered by Local Infrastructure Organisations across Greater Manchester. It focuses on priority areas such as Membership Models and Promotion, Website and Information Strategies, Social Enterprise and Social Investment, Voice and Influence, and Training and Development.

The Autumn Update covers updates since July 2023 and plans for the next three months.

Commissioning Challenges in Greater Manchester's VCSE Sector

The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector is crucial in enhancing the well-being of communities in Greater Manchester. With its diverse range of organisations, from charities and social enterprises to community groups and community interest companies, the VCSE sector addresses various societal issues. It provides essential services to people in need. However, the sector faces several significant challenges when it comes to commissioning in Greater Manchester.

In this blog, Keisha, Project Manager at 10GM, explores the unique hurdles the VCSE sector encounters, and the steps required to overcome them.

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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