Got a Question? Here's our FAQ's

Posted on: 29/08/2022 in: News , Young People , Vacancies
From local parents on the search for playschemes to national organisations looking to reach out, we've put the answers to our most commonly asked questions together in this handy list of FAQs.

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What is Young Manchester?

Young Manchester is a membership organisation and a Young People’s Foundation (YPF). We exist to strengthen, connect and champion organisations and leaders of all ages, who are supporting and delivering for children and young people in Manchester.

Children & young people are at the heart of everything we do. Our young staff, trustees and ambassadors play a vital role in actively shaping our day-to-day activities as an organisation. From our pioneering City of Social Action campaign to the newly launched Membership offer, we continue to work collectively with our partners and stakeholders to ensure an ecosystem of outstanding opportunities is available to every young person in the city.

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I am a parent looking for a play-scheme in my area for my child, can you help?

Manchester City Council is currently coordinating all of the playscheme delivery in the city. To find out what is going on in your area you could try checking their website: https://loadstodo.co.uk/guides/schoolhols/

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I am a young person looking to get involved in activism / community / volunteering work, what can you offer?

Here at Young Manchester we don’t position ourselves to offer the direct delivery of youth services, instead we work to champion other organisations in the city who work hands on with children & young people.

We are currently running a Young Ambassador programme as part of the City of Social Action campaign. The programme allows Young People in Manchester to learn more about social action, feel confident in voicing their opinions and be at the core of decision making for Young Manchester and across the city. Applications for our 2022 cohort of Ambassadors are now closed, however keep an eye on our social media to find out when they open in the future.

If you would like any advice or guidance with starting your activist journey, building connections in your community or approaching other organisations for volunteer work, you can get in touch with our Social Action Team via email at projectcoordinator@youngmanchester.org


I am a young person looking to apply to your City of Social Action Grants, is there someone who can support me?

Of course! For any questions or advice regarding our COSA Grant applications get in touch with our Social Action Coordinator Rachel (r.garbutt@youngmanchester.org) who will be happy to help.

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I work for an organisation, can you share our opportunity with your network?

If you would like to submit an opportunity to share with our network which benefits young people, or the youth sector, in Manchester please email our Comms Team at communications@youngmanchester.org


I work for an organisation, can we talk about a partnership / funding opportunity?

For sure! Any partnership enquiries and/or funding opportunities should be directed to Emma, our Head of Developments & Partnerships, via email at e.sims@youngmanchester.org


I work for an organisation, how do I become a Young Manchester Member?

It’s wonderful to hear that your organisation wants to become part of our growing Membership community! To start the journey of becoming a member please fill out this online form. Alternatively you can contact Emma at e.sims@youngmanchester.org who can guide you through the process.

Not heard about Young Manchester’s Membership offer? Click here to find out more.

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I am interested in working for Young Manchester, do you have any vacancies?

You can find any current job openings on our Vacancies page.


I am interested in making a donation to support the work Young Manchester does, how do I do this?

Thank you for your interest in supporting the work that Young Manchester is doing to champion opportunities for all children and young people across Manchester. As a small organisation we gratefully receive donations or in-kind support which will help us to continue working towards our charitable aims.

To make a donation or to discuss other forms of support please do get in touch. You can call us on 0161 631 2879 or send us an email at enquiries@youngmanchester.org


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