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Blog no longer being updated

January 8, 2013 Leave a comment

PLEASE NOTE: this blog is no longer being updated. Please visit 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 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.

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:

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

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

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.

Advertise your voluntary opportunities via GMYN

April 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Are you looking to recruit young volunteers in Greater Manchester? Greater Manchester Youth Network will advertise your opportunities for free. We will post them onto our Facebook page and our website, plus pass on the information directly to the young people we work with. As well as working with individuals who are interested in volunteering, we regularly have teams of young people who are available for one-off volunteering activities, such as clean-up days, fundraising events, conservation work, etc. so get in touch if you could benefit from the help of one of these teams.

If you’d like to advertise an opportunity via GMYN send the details in an email to and we will send you an organisation registration form.

GMYN is five years old today!

February 27, 2012 Leave a comment

We’re celebrating our fifth birthday today!

In five years Greater Manchester Youth Network has worked with well over 7000 young people, supported most of them to carry out some sort of social action, helped hundreds of organisations by linking them with young volunteers and built some really positive relationships. We hope to continue working, in partnership with others, for another five years and more.

We’d like to thank everyone who has, and continues to, support us – we can’t do it without you!

Opportunity to join GMYN’s board

February 22, 2012 Leave a comment

We are looking for up to four people to join GMYN’s board. This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to get involved in the running of an innovative and forward thinking organisation who can bring something fresh to the existing board of six people. We are particularly interested in people under 25 or over 45 but anyone is welcome to apply, including people under 18, as long as you have an interest in GMYN’s area of work and are enthusiastic about supporting young people to make a difference to their life and the lives of those around them. For more information and details of how to apply go to our job vacancies page or call 0161 274 3377.

Volunteer with GMYN

February 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Greater Manchester Youth Network are recruiting volunteers for a number of different roles and will be holding an open day on Friday 17th February for anyone interested in volunteering with us. For more details go to the volunteer with GMYN page or download the open day flyer (PDF, 960 Kb). If you’d like the chance to chat with a member of staff at the open day please call 0161 274 3377 to book a time slot.