10GM is a joint venture to support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester. The current 10GM partners are Action Together, Bolton CVS, Salford CVS and Macc with associates in other boroughs. We are local infrastructure organisations operating strategically and collaboratively across the geographic footprint of Greater Manchester.
Our shared purpose is to champion local voluntary and community action and social enterprise in all boroughs across the city-region in order to improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Greater Manchester’s people and communities.
A principle of the Greater Manchester devolution agenda is to enable local people to become more involved in decision making. The VCSE 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.
We aim to improve the effectiveness and impact of the VCSE sector in reducing inequalities and improving the lives of people who live, work and study in Greater Manchester. We represent a combined membership of thousands of local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations working in communities and neighbourhoods all across the city-region. We work in partnership with other support providers and with the public, private and academic sectors and aspire to provide co-ordination and leadership. 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.
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.
Bolton CVS provides a range of services, support and guidance to voluntary and community groups and organisations. Our mission of working together to develop a diverse, strong and effective voluntary and community sector in Bolton drives our work. Our focus is on promoting voluntary action, championing inclusion, improving quality, strengthening the offer from the voluntary and community sector and enabling sustainable activity across the borough.
Action Together is a charity that works with people and organisations that want to strengthen communities in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.
• We support people to get help, providing opportunities to get better connected to what is going on in their local community and find the support they need.
• We strengthen community and voluntary groups by providing support to run their group, find and secure resources and work together to do more.
• We encourage local people, businesses and the public sector to give their time, skills and resources to support local good causes.
We are developing our impact report for this year so we may be able to send an updated version of this soon.