Welcome to GMYN's website

Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) is a not-for-profit organisation working to enable young people and organisations to participate, develop and achieve. We aim to do this by offering a variety of activities that will engage and empower young people and by capacity building the organisations that work with them.

GMYN's main area of expertise is in youth volunteering; supporting young people to volunteer locally and abroad. We also support a network of voluntary youth organisations in their work with children and young people and work with European partners on a variety of projects.

Blog no longer being updated

January 8, 2013 Leave a comment

PLEASE NOTE: this blog is no longer being updated. Please visit www.gmyn.co.uk for up-to-date information about Greater Manchester Youth Network and its work.


GMYN’s new website

January 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Greater Manchester Youth Network are moving away from WordPress to a new website. From 7th January 2013 the gmyn.co.uk address will point to the new site instead of to our WordPress blog. We will keep the blog live for a couple of weeks after the new site is launched but we will then be closing it. We’d like to thank those who have been following our blog and hope you’ll be visiting our new site to keep up-to-date with developments and opportunities.

Barclays Money Skills Project

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Greater Manchester Youth Network has a new exciting peer education project available for young people aged 16 – 25 from Greater Manchester, who either are NEET or have been NEET. The project will provide the young people with 16 hours training to become money skills ‘Champions’. The ‘Champions’ will then volunteer by passing on the knowledge they have learnt to other young people. There are lots of benefits for young people getting involved in this project – they will gain lots of new skills, have an opportunity to get involved in an exciting peer education project and will even gain financial rewards. If you are working with a group of young people who may be interested in this or you would like to find out more, please get in touch with Fiona at fiona.shirley@gmyn.co.uk or 0161 2743377.

Job vacancy at Greater Manchester Youth Network

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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Greater Manchester Youth Network – Job Vacancy

Give Get Go! Project Worker

Part Time – £22,958 – pro rata for 28 hours a week

Deadline Friday 4th January 2013

The post is funded until May 2014

Applications for secondment are welcomed.

Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) is looking to recruit an appropriately skilled/experienced worker to plan, deliver and administer a range of informal learning sessions and volunteering activities for disadvantaged young people aged 16-19 who live in Harpurhey and Charlestown.

The Project Worker will be responsible for the delivery of the GMYN project called Give Get Go! funded by Public Health Manchester.

Please see our job vacancies page for more information.


Gala Dinner celebrating young people in Manchester

November 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Tickets are now on sale for this prestigious event, please see the poster below for more details.

New Chances Programme at Wythenshawe Job Centre

September 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Calling all young people and youth organisations in Greater Manchester

August 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Greater Manchester Youth Network are currently asking young people and youth organisations for their views about youth unemployment. The information provided will help to develop ideas for a new and different way of supporting young people to increase their chances of finding work that could be funded as part of the Talent Match programme that will start in the summer of 2013.

The young person consultation survey can be found here:

The youth organisation consultation survey can be found here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/gmtalentmatchyouthorganisationconsultation

Talent Match is a new Big Lottery programme targeting 21 LEP areas with the highest numbers of 18-24 year olds not in education, employment or training. GMCVO is co-ordinating the development of a delivery partnership which will undertake the programme design for Talent Match in Greater Manchester. More information can be found here www.gmcvo.org.uk/talent-match-get-involved-and-share-your-ideas

Please note: if you have a group of young people who meet regularly, GMYN would be happy to run a focus group to give the young people the opportunity to share their ideas and opinions, as an alternative to completing the online survey. Please email talentmatch@gmyn.co.uk

GMYN will also be developing a Talent Match Youth Panel. This group will volunteer throughout the different phases of the project development to ensure the entire process is driven and supported by young people. Please get in touch if you’d be interested in taking part.