Posts Tagged ‘young people’

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:

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.

GMYN Youth Volunteering Celebration Event 2012

March 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Plans are under way for this years Youth Volunteering Celebration Event. We’re very excited to have this chance to showcase the achievements of Young Volunteers and celebrate everybodys success.

This event is a ticket only event so to find out more and to get a free ticket contact GMYN on 0161 24 3299 or email

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!

Check out the GMYN Facebook page for latest news and opportunities

January 19, 2012 Leave a comment

If you’re aged 13 to 30 or work with children and young people the GMYN Facebook page is the best place to go for the latest news, volunteer opportunities and activities. We post information about our own projects, as well as sharing details of opportunities with other organisations both locally, nationally and internationally. Visit and if you have a Facebook account you can Like the page to receive our updates.

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.

NCS team help clean up city centre

August 11, 2011 Leave a comment
young people with Ed Milliband

The NCS Manchester team with Ed Milliband on the steps of the town hall

Yesterday, GMYN’s NCS Summer of a Lifetime Manchester team, a group of 16 year olds who are spending their summer taking part in team building residentials and social action projects, decided to stop their planned programme to go and help clean up Manchester city centre after the riots on Tuesday.

The young people are from a range of backgrounds and only met each other three weeks ago but have really gelled together. They were upset by the behaviour of a minority who have given young people a bad name by taking part in smashing up property and looting shops so asked if they could go into the city centre to get involved with the clean up.

Whilst the group were helping with the clean up Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour party, visited the city to view the damage done by the rioters. The young people were asked to pose behind him on the steps of Manchester Town Hall whilst he gave a speech about the riots. The footage appeared on several TV news bulletins including the BBC national news.

The team will now go back to working on planning and organising an event that they will hold in a couple of weeks that will celebrate different cultures through the sharing of food, music and traditional games.

Summer of a Lifetime is part of the National Citizen Service, a government initiative that is giving 11,000 16-year-olds the chance to learn new skills and get involved in their community this summer. GMYN is part of a national network of organisations delivering Summer of a Lifetime in partnership with v and Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust.