A principle of Greater Manchester devolution is to enable local people to become more involved in decision making. The voluntary sector is already working to make this happen in areas such as health and social care and with our work in increasing the resilience of communities. We are currently seeing an increase in demand for services combined with a reduction in funding from public sector budgets. This has presented challenges and means we have to work better as a sector and more closely with partners to make the impact needed.
10GM provides not only a strong independent voice for the sector in Greater Manchester but an ideal platform to develop communication and collaboration.
Salford CVS was established in 1973 and are the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Salford. We provide specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration across the sector. Our vision is to create a robust voluntary, community and social enterprise sector that meets the diverse needs and aspirations of the people of Salford and ultimately we aim to make a difference in Salford.
Action Together is the support organisation for over 2000 groups and 50,000 volunteers within Oldham and Tameside boroughs. Action Together has over 40 years’ experience working in the community. Formed from a merger of the two previous organisations (Voluntary Action Oldham and Community and Voluntary Action Tameside)
Macc is the organisation which supports the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the city of Manchester. We are a civic foundation which works to encourage, support and develop groups and individuals to have a real influence over the places and communities in which they live.
CVS Rochdale was established in 1975 as a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Our mission is to work in partnership for the benefit of the voluntary sector and communities within Greater Manchester, providing strong sector leadership and championing the voluntary sector.
Voluntary and Community Action Trafford (VCAT) aims to develop an effective and highly skilled voluntary and community sector, capable of making a strong contribution towards a fair and open society in Trafford. As the local support and development agency with over 500 members drawn from Trafford’s voluntary and community sector, VCAT’s role is to help voluntary and community groups and local charities in their development.
Wigan and Leigh CVS has announced its intention to close during 2017.