The Spirit of Manchester 2016

11th April 2016

Macc, the organisation which supports the voluntary sector in Manchester, have announced their Spirit of Manchester 2016 programme. Celebrating the work of thousands of volunteers and paid staff working in organisations all across the city the festival week will run from 1-10 October 2016 with an award ceremony being held on 6 October.

Mike Wild, Chief Executive of Macc said

‘The Spirit of Manchester programme is our invitation to everyone in Manchester to join us in discovering and celebrating the amazing work of local charities, community groups and voluntary organisations all across the city. There’s a wealth of talent, passion and energy in hundreds of groups and organisations working in local communities. These are the groups who support the most vulnerable and marginalised and also they’re part of the fabric of the city running after-school clubs, sports groups and lots of the social and cultural activities in Manchester. Every year, we find out about more wonderful local groups and projects”

Any business, charity and organisation who would like to get involved and support this programme, are more than welcome to contact us to discuss how we can work together.

About Macc

  • Macc is a charity which provides support to Manchester’s voluntary and community sector. The organisation provides support to local groups in finding funds, setting up and developing, working in partnership, campaigning. Macc also runs the Manchester Voluntary Sector Assembly and Volunteer Centre Manchester.
  • Macc’s “State of the Sector” research published in 2013 revealed there are some 3093 voluntary and community sector organisations in the city of Manchester employing 12,400 staff alongside 94,300 volunteers.
  • The centrepiece of the Festival is the Spirit of Manchester Awards celebrating the achievements of voluntary and community groups all across the city.

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Mike Wild
Chief Executive, Macc
T: 0161 834 9823
E: [email protected]
Macc, Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JW