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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 or 0161 2743377.


Manchester Youth Council

August 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Are you aged 13 – 18, passionate about making a difference in the area you live, interested in campaigning and influencing decisions that Manchester City Council make?

If so, this could be just the thing for you!

Manchester City Council are inviting young people to join Local Youth Panels, who will work on issues in their areas and also the Manchester Youth Council, who will work on city-wide issues.

We are holding events in August in North, Central and East Manchester to give people an opportunity to find out more information. Please find information attached and contact GMYN (details below) to book your place.

This is a great opportunity to have your voice HEARD!

To get involved contact Fiona on

Project See V – Skills, employment and enjoyment through volunteering

July 25, 2012 Leave a comment

After 4 months of volunteering activities and employability training, the Project See V group will graduate tomorrow. The group have been involved in a variety of different volunteering activities with a range of charities in Manchester. The activities have included gardening at Debdale Eco Centre, conservation at Hulme Garden Centre, a First Aid course through the Red Cross and a cooking course through the homeless charity Mustard Tree.
The young people have been encouraged to look at what skills they have gained from the volunteering and have also had training on job interview technique and CV writing. Several members of the group have progressed onto long term volunteering opportunities and employment.

European Voluntary Service

March 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Are you aged 18 – 30? Interested in volunteering abroad for up to 12 months? There are currently several organisations in Europe that are looking volunteers and we can help to send you there! For further information contact Fiona on or 0161 2743377.

New entrepreneurship programme for 13 to 19 year olds

January 3, 2012 Leave a comment

The ‘Who wants to be an Entrepreneur’ programme will be starting on Tuesday 24th January. This is a great opportunity for 13 – 19 year olds from Moss Side, Hulme, Whalley Range and North Manchester to learn entrepreneurial skills, budgeting and marketing skills and have an introduction to setting up their own business.

There will be an information evening on Tuesday 17th January, 5.30pm at The Friends Meeting House in Manchester. To book a place or get further information, please contact Joe Cain on or 0161 2743377.

National Citizen Service celebration event

November 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Young people from Manchester, Bury and Oldham were rewarded for their hard work and volunteering during the National Citizen Service. An event was held at the Royal Exchange Theatre on the 21st October and was kindly sponsored by The Rotary Club. Manchester MP Tony Llloyd and Bury Councillor Nick Parnell gave their thanks to the young people for the volunteering they carried out. All of the young people received certificates, which were presented to them by ex Emmerdale actress Ursula Holden Gill.
The young people thoroughly enjoyed being reunited with each other and reminising about all the fun they had during the residentials, volunteering and social action projects. Well done to all the young people who were involved in such a fantastic project!

National Citizen Service: Summer of a Lifetime!

July 13, 2011 1 comment

This summer, GMYN will be offering a new project named ‘Summer of a Lifetime’. This is a free programme which is part of the Governments National Citizen Service programme (NCS) and is also supported by V and the Dame Kelly Homes Legacy Trust. Summer of a Lifetime will offer Young people 15-17 the chance to develop various skills which will help them in the future. These skills will be developed through various fun activities and challenging tasks.

The Programme will consist of 2 residentials, 1 rural and 1 urban. The rural residential will take place at Waddow Hall and the urban residential will be held within Halls of residence in Manchester. Summer of a Lifetime will be delivered over 6 weeks in summer for 4 groups of 15 School Leavers, 2 groups from Manchester and 2 from Oldham and Bury. The Manchester groups will begin 25th July 2011 and the Oldham and Bury Groups on 1st August 2011.

For further information look at the Summer of a Lifetime page by clicking the logo.