Welcome to Young Manchester

Young Manchester is a membership organisation that exists to strengthen, connect and champion organisations and leaders of all ages who are working to improve life for children and young people in Manchester. We are committed to becoming a youth-led organisation, which means we want to put power in young people's hands - letting you shape the decisions we make and where money goes. We are here to support your ideas, and make sure your voice is heard. Find out how to get involved below.

What is an Ambassador?

An ambassador is a change-maker, a disrupter and a young leader.

For too long young people have not had a seat at the table, however, we recognise young people should always have a seat at the table. As an ambassador you will be given training, opportunities and a platform to create the change you wish to see in yourself, your communities and your city.



  • 1-2-1 support to work towards achieving personal and professional goals.

  • Access to opportunities

  • Equipped with the skills and knowledge to lead change

  • Networking opportunities

  • Recognition for your contributions


      We are now recruiting for the ambassador programme but, this year we're doing things differently! No need to apply, simply register your interest here and we'll be in touch!

      Ambassadors are young people, aged 15-21, who are passionate about making positive change. You do not need any previous experience to become a Young Ambassador.

      The programme is very adaptable around young people’s needs and external commitments so it will be up to you to decide how much you want to be involved.

      To register your interest, please fill out this form ! Once you have registered your interest, a Project Coordinator will contact you to book in a call - where you will have the chance to ask any questions and find out more about the programme.

      Ambassador Journey

      06 March 2019

      The Ambassador Programme is created by Liv and Sam

      The Ambassador Programme is created by Liv and Sam

      The two young project coordinators present “Young People’s role in Young Manchester” to the board - kickstarting the ambassador programme.

      20 August 2019

      Young MCR X Big People Music

      Young MCR X Big People Music

      Young Manchester hosts a collaborative event with 'Big People Music' centred on young people influencing culture and society.

      10 September 2019

      Recruitment of 1st Cohort

      The first cohort of Young Ambassadors join the programme.

      13 March 2020

      The Pandemic

      The arrival of Covid-19 and various lockdowns meant the world moved online, including the Ambassador programme. The project coordinators continued to provide support throughout this time.

      27 August 2020

      Young People shaping national funding

      Young People shaping national funding

      Young Ambassadors sat on the panel for the national fund Children in Need/Youth Futures Foundation: Inspiring Futures.

      02 October 2020

      Empowering young people to make decisions

      A Young Manchester young person spoke at the Racial Justice and Social Action, national funder event.

      A young person sat on the interview panel for the Young Manchester Board recruitment.

      02 November 2020

      Young MCR appoint 3 Young Trustees

      Three young people are appointed to the Young Manchester board

      13 January 2021

      Recruitment of Ambassadors 2nd Cohort

      The ambassador programme expands and the recruitment of the 2nd cohort begins.

      22 July 2021

      YM Ambassadors create their own branding

      YM Ambassadors create their own branding

      The ambassadors work with Northern Exposure to create branding for the ambassador programme.

      20 September 2021

      Grants Panels

      The ambassadors sit on two grants panels; the Mental Health and Wellbeing panel and the second City of Social Action grants panels.

      15 October 2021

      Ambassadors x RECLAIM

      In collaboration with RECLAIM, Young Manchester puts on 'We the Change: a Night of Power'.

      18 November 2021

      City of Social Action Panel

      City of Social Action Panel

      The Ambassadors sit on the third City of Social Action Grants panel.

      14 February 2022 12:00pm

      Recruitment of 3rd Cohort of Ambassadors

      The programme continues to grow, with the recruitment of the 3rd Cohort.

      20 October 2022

      We the Change: A Night of Culture

      We the Change: A Night of Culture

      The ambassadors plan and deliver their own event that celebrates culture within the city of Manchester.

      24 November 2022

      Recruitment of Co-CEO

      An ambassador sits on the recruitment panel of the organisations first Co-CEO, Samuel Remi-Akinwale.

      14 January 2023

      Youth Voice Outcomes Summit

      An ambassador, Josie, attends the summit in London - representing the Young Manchester ambassadors.

      28 March 2023

      Young People and Place, YPF Conference

      The ambassadors plan and deliver a workshop at the conference, highlighting the importance of young people sharing power and owning space.