10GM - A joint venture to support the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Greater Manchester
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As our new Programme Lead (Social Economy), you’ll help nurture a thriving and active community of social economy organisations and entrepreneurs. Assuming overall management of a new programme of specialist support services, you’ll develop new systems; manage communications and performance; and track outputs and outcomes

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For all interested in VCSE leadership

Leading with Values

Wednesday 20 March, 10:30am-12:00pm, online.
Have you ever wondered what people mean when they say 'values-based leadership' or 'leading through values'? What does being guided by your values even feel like and is it something that anyone can do? In this free, interactive online workshop, Jackie Le Fevre will explore these questions with the help of speakers from Greater Manchester’s VCSE sector.

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Understanding VCSE Data and Intelligence to Improve Health Equality in GM

Wednesday 13 March, 09:30am-11:00am, online.
Join us at this online event to explore and discuss insights from a project understanding data and intelligence in Greater Manchester's VCSE sector.

Discover the current landscape, hear inspiring case studies, and gain recommendations to enhance data usage for addressing health inequalities. This event contributes to creating Fairer Health for All in Greater Manchester.

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Cancer & Inequalities Grants

As part of 10GM’s Cancer and Inequalities Programme, grants of up to £5,000 for Greater Manchester-based VCSE organisations are available to deliver projects that will raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of cancer and identify and understand the barriers people face when receiving a cancer diagnosis.

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Get ready, the GM Workforce and Recruitment Hubs are coming

We're all trying to make Greater Manchester a place where people can be healthy, happy, and live fulfilling lives. The way we run our organisations can make a real difference to the VCSE sector staff's health and well-being. So, we're creating a space to share best practices, collaborate on work, and support each other.

The Greater Manchester Workforce Hub will be your go-to resource for all VCSE workforce needs in Greater Manchester. Explore HR, recruitment, talent development, diversity and inclusion, leadership, and well-being through networks, learning opportunities, and comprehensive toolkits.

In conjunction, we'll be launching the GM Recruitment Hub – a job board for all VCSE vacancies across Greater Manchester. You'll be able to discover diverse roles spanning all 10 boroughs. From fundraising and marketing to campaigning, project management, and leadership positions – your next opportunity awaits.

Sign up for launch updates or follow us on X/Twitter or LinkedIn to keep informed.

Latest News 

Commissioning and Investment Update February 24
This briefing gives a quick update on key activity within the VCSE Commissioning and Investment Workstream, and opportunities for future involvement.

Commissioning and Investment Survey
We would love you to tell us about your experiences with commissioning to see where the GM VCSE Commissioning Framework has had an impact, and where we need to push for further change. We’ve compiled a quick survey to share your views – it should take around 10 minutes. The closing date is Friday 8 March.

GM VCSE Leadership Group Commissioning and Investment Working Group Briefing February 2024
The Commissioning and Investment Group recognise that there continue to be significant concerns regarding VCSE-held contracts and grants that are due to end in March 24, or later in the year 24/5. Many of these contracts provide vital support and services to our community and the wider system by addressing inequality and poverty; improving health and wellbeing and preventing ill health; and supporting community resilience and solutions – all of which align closely with GM system and commissioner strategies. If these contracts are not extended, the impact on individuals, communities, the VCSE contract holders, their workforce, and the wider system will be felt for many years.

Whilst we are working with our NHS GM commissioners to review each of their VCSE-held contracts at risk; we recognise that a lot of these decisions are being taken locally. This briefing therefore aims to give VCSE organisations information on key strategies and policies that may you support in your local negotiations.

10GM VCSE leadership programmes begin
As part of our exciting VCSE Workforce Development Programme leadership and development activities, we brought together participants from our existing and future VCSE leaders cohorts, to co-design and shape two new leadership learning programmes.

Kerry Tottingham from A Brilliant Thing CIC facilitated a creative co-design session for existing leaders, where participants mapped their collective vision and goals for leadership development, with a strong focus on inclusive leadership practices.

Future VCSE leaders also took part in a range of co-design activities and discussions, facilitated by Claire Ebrey from On The Level and Ed Moss from The Space to Thrive. The group explored a range of themes including barriers to developing as a leader, developing confidence, collaboration and skills sharing.

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

Greater Manchester VCSE Infrastructure Development Programme (UKSPF) Winter Update 

The Greater Manchester VCSE Infrastructure Development Programme is funded through the The UK Shared Prosperity Fund and aims to improve the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) locality infrastructure support for community activity, by building on the strengths of locality infrastructure, identifying gaps and best practice to accelerate developments where they are needed. The programme runs until March 2025 and is being delivered by the partnership of Local Infrastructure Organisations (and
other organisations with reach) across all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.
Priority areas of activity include Membership Models and Promotion; Website and Information Strategies, Social Enterprise and Social Investment; Voice and Influence; and Training and Development.

This briefing will update you on the activity that has taken place from October - December 2023, and outline some of the plans for the next 3 months. 

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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