Our Partners

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Activities for Young People

www.greatersport.co.uk

GreaterSport is a high performing charity passionate about changing lives through physical activity and sport. Our vision is to make Greater Manchester the most active region in England. We are also the County Sport Partnership (CSP) for Greater Manchester, one of a network across the country who have some core responsibilities supported by Sport England.

www.wateradventurecentre.org.uk

The Water Adventure Centre is a vibrant youth centre with a difference. Our exciting activities focus on building confidence and self-esteem, whilst encouraging children and young people to take responsibility for themselves, others and our environment.

enjoy-arts.org.uk

enJOY arts work from the belief that participation in the arts is empowering, unifying and should be accessible to all. Our participatory theatre projects are committed to generating inspiring creative experiences which improve relationships with self, others and the environment.

pridesports.org.uk

Pride Sports is the UK’s LGBT Sports Development and Equity organisation

Pride Sports was founded in 2006 and was the first, and still one of only two organisations in the UK working to challenge homophobia in sport and improve access to sport for all LGBT people across the world.

Pride Sports was established by two LGBT sports enthusiasts, Trevor Burchick and Louise Englefield, who were joined by Sally Carr, a youth work manager with more than twenty years’ experience of working with young LGBT people.  Trevor Burchick stood down as Director in 2012 and was replaced by Dr Anna Verges. Pride Sports works with many international organisations and is a member of the Federation of Gay Games.

Our basic aims are to challenge homophobia in sport and improve access to sport for LGBT people. In working towards these goals we:

  • Campaign for change
  • Educate
  • Promote good practice
  • Actively grow LGBT participation and satisfaction in sport

bikeright.co.uk

Making cycling viable

Our portfolio of cycling development services enables the use of bicycles for everyday journeys. We enthuse individuals, communities and organisations through consultation, promotion, training, travel planning and the provision of quality bikes and equipment. We proactively assist partners, clients and customers to develop an active and sustainable approach to travel, aiming for long-term behaviour change.

Making cycling safer

We make cycling safer by providing the highest quality National Standard cycle training and Bikeability tuition to adults and children, highlighting the challenges faced by cyclists from other road users and giving riders the skill and knowledge to ride in a safe and responsible manner. Our Instructor Training services are of the highest quality and reflect over decade of professional development working with a diverse range of public and private sector clients.

Making cycling better

Our cyclist tuition […]

Cultural Opportunities for Young People

www.archivesplus.org/about-archives

Archives+ has created an archive centre of excellence in the heart of Manchester.  The project brings together statutory, university and voluntary organisations to provide a holistic range of archive and heritage services from one location.  Archives+ raises awareness of and provides easy access to our histories for the broadest possible audiences.

homemcr.org

HOME is Manchester’s centre for contemporary theatre, film, art, music and more. Explore our exciting programme to discover new art, new experiences and new stories, from our city and across the world.

contactmcr.com

Contact‘s vision is a world where young people are empowered by creativity to become leaders in both the arts and their communities.

sparkle.org.uk

Sparkle – The national transgender celebration is the worlds largest transgender event. For the last 14 years we’ve been celebrating with the trans community in July in Manchester, UK.

Delivery Partners

www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/sites/rochdale-connections-trust

Rochdale Connections Trust (RCT) provides:
• One to one mentoring.
• Drop in facilities to promote socialisation
• Help with building confidence and raising self esteem
• Steering young people away from offending behaviour
• Support with problems at home, (domestic violence, parents using drugs or excessive alcohol, neglect, social isolation, not getting along with parent’s new partner etc).
• Support for parents including addressing the issues/barriers to work.
• Freedom course which is aimed at women to prepare them to identify potential abusive relationships.

www.earlybreak.co.uk

Charity offering free information, advice and support for young people and families with substance misuse related issues

www.theproudtrust.org/training-and-education/workshops-for-schools/safer-person-project

The Safer Person Project is a course for young people that builds up key skills in supporting their friends. These skills will equip them to be better friends generally, as well as offering young people who participate an opportunity to explore a variety of topics. During the course young people will also learn what support is available in the local area.

www.royalexchange.co.uk

Housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, you need only step inside to begin a journey into the world of the Royal Exchange Theatre. Come on in, see what makes us tick and share in our excitement for the future.

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

We work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

www.gaddumcentre.co.uk

We work with children, adults and families, and offer a range of services, listening, advising and supporting them to a better tomorrow.

www.empowermentpeople.org.uk

The EMPOWERMENT PEOPLE is an ethical company (number 08586155) set up by people who are passionate about equality and equal opportunities for everyone.

A group run by and for young lesbian, bisexual and pansexual women aged 14-25, aiming to improve physical, emotional, self care, social awarness and well being.

www.facebook.com/frodshamya

Youth club for young people aged 8-19 from Frodsham and the surrounding areas. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights plus a monthly teenage market and an LGBT group.

www.threecirclesfostering.com

Three Circles Fostering is an independent fostering agency in the North West and was established by individuals who have a wealth of professional experience in both social work and education. We believe that every child should live in a nurturing and supportive family who will keep them safe and encourage them to realise their dreams.

feministwebs.com

Feminist Webs is both an online and real-world ‘women and girls work space’ that acts as an archive and a resource for practitioners, volunteers and young women involved in youth and community work with young women. Our bias is toward work which encourages participation and is from a perspective that focuses on women’s rights and experiences. We pride ourselves on working across the generations in everything we do, and include people in many communities in our work, including people of all races, sexualities, classes, faiths (and of no faith), academics, practitioners, and everyday people who want to see a better world for women.

Networking

ntyn.org.uk

The National Trans Youth Network is a network of trans youth groups across the UK. We represent young trans people across all areas of the UK, with groups from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We also represent the people who work with young trans people in their groups, and some groups who support young LGBTQ people generally.

www.cmft.nhs.uk/young-person-zone/our-services/mental-health-(camhs).aspx

Our specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) team sees children and young people up to their 18th birthday who are experiencing intense worries and distressing feelings. They also work with parents, wider family members and other key adults to understand problems better and decide what will help to make a difference.

www.sowthecity.org

Growing food in cities makes a lot of sense – gardens, allotments, patios, rooftops and window-ledges all have the potential to provide us with an abundance of free and nutritious food. Plus food grown in urban environments can help reduce food transportation, create jobs, and strengthen communities. We all have food in common – we eat it, crave it, and dream about it. So let’s celebrate and grow it. Sow the City is an award winning social enterprise based in Manchester. Established in 2009 with a few packets of seeds and some compost, we’re now the leading specialist food-growing company in the city.

www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/info/20017/young_people_and_social_cohesion/88/youth_combined_authority/1

In his manifesto, the Mayor pledged to create a ‘gender-balanced Youth Combined Authority, representative of all the boroughs of Greater Manchester and reflecting its full diversity.’

At the Combined Authority meeting in September 2017, the Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority (YCA) was approved by council leaders – the first of its kind in the country. It will give young people in the area the opportunity to have their voices heard and influence GMCA policy and decision making.

youthfocusnw.org.uk

Youth Focus NW is a strategic hub with youth work values at the heart of every piece of work.

Across the North West of England and beyond our work is driven by a desire to improve the lives of young people.

We like to make things happen and our belief in young people, listening to their voices and moving from voice to power underpins everything.

www.makingmanchestersafer.com/info/18/radequal

Manchester’s RADEQUAL Campaign and grant programme was launched in September 2016 to build community resilience and empower and enable voluntary and community sector organisations and communities to come together to challenge hate, prejudice and extremism.

www.salford.gov.uk/people-communities-and-local-information/community-cohesion/lgbt-support

Salford is proud to support it’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

www.lgbtconsortium.org.uk/directory/bolton-lgbt-partnership

Bolton LGBT Partnership is a network of key stakeholders in the Bolton area.

The partnership aims to reduce hate crime, increase LGBT inclusion; awareness, workplace equality and access to service provision in the town. The partnership was set up in 2015 in response to rising hate crime in Bolton. We are unfunded & voluntary.

belongto.org

BeLonG To Youth Services is the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland. Since 2003, we have worked with LGBTI+ young people, between 14 and 23 years, to create a world where they are equal, safe, and valued in the diversity of their identities and experiences. We also advocate and campaign on behalf of young LGBTI+ people, and offer a specialised LGBTI+ youth service with a focus on mental and sexual health, alongside drug and alcohol support. We respond to the needs of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland and we help them thrive.

sexeducationforum.org.uk

The Sex Education Forum is a membership organisation and works together with its members and other stakeholders to achieve quality sex and relationships education (SRE).

Established in 1987, we believe that ALL children and young people have the right to good SRE.

Our work on SRE is underpinned by evidence, a rights-based approach and the expressed needs of children and young people.

macc.org.uk

Macc is the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector support organisation for the city of Manchester. Our purpose is to encourage, support and develop VCSE organisations and individuals to have a real influence over the places and communities in which they live. On this website, you can find information about Macc as an organisation: who we are, how we are funded and how our governance works.

iglyo.com

Head and heart for change

IGLYO is working towards a world where young people are able to express and define their own sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and sex characteristics without discrimination, violence or hatred.

gmcvo.org.uk

Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) is the voluntary sector support organisation covering Greater Manchester.

Our vision is of a responsive, accountable and influential voluntary sector in Greater Manchester.
♦ We support voluntary action by local people, including voluntary and community organisations and social enterprise.
♦ We work in partnership with the voluntary, public, private, academic and faith sectors.
♦ We provide collaborative leadership, communications and co-ordination across the city-region, and some direct services.
♦ We support, inform and network local support organisations and collaborate with them to ensure our work adds value to theirs.

vymnetwork.org.uk

Voluntary Youth Manchester is an inclusive network that supports voluntary, community and faith organisations who work with young people in Manchester, and works in partnership with a range of others to ensure that young people receive the best outcomes.

Student Placements and Academic Partners

lgbthistorymonth.org.uk

The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.

This is done by:

  • Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community;
  • Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT community;
  • Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT communities; and
  • Promoting the welfare of LGBT people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.

www.lancaster.ac.uk

thekitetrust.org.uk
The Kite Trust is proud to promote the health, well-being, and inclusion of LGBT+ young people across Cambridgeshire; raising awareness, supporting, and educating our local communities.

allsortsyouth.org.uk
Allsorts is a project based in Brighton that supports and empowers young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

disc-vol.org.uk
DISC North East supports LGBT young people aged 11-25, and their families. We offer tailored support to encourage and enable young people to empower themselves, build confidence and reach their full potential.

schools-out.org.uk

Our over-arching aim is to make our schools safe and inclusive for everyone.

actiontransporttheatre.org

At Action Transport Theatre we don’t believe children are the future. We know they are the now, the present. Their individual ideas and imaginations are relevant today and inspire and inform everything we do. We work with children and young people as creative collaborators, to make professional and aspirational theatre which we share locally, regionally, nationally and internationally from our home in Ellesmere Port…

Supporting Young People

www.report-it.org.uk/home

Hate crimes and incidents come in many different forms. It can be because of hatred on the grounds of your race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability.

Hate crime in any form is wrong. That is why it is important that if hate crime happens to you or someone you know, that you report it.

True Vision is here to give you information about hate crime or incidents and how to report it.

manpg.co.uk
Manchester Parents Group is a voluntary organisation which supports families and friends of lesbians, gays and bisexuals. We are all parents of lesbian, gay and bisexual sons and daughters and understand the confusion and questions you may have when you first found out your child is gay. We have accepted our children’s sexuality and want to help other parents and family members to do the same. We work to achieve this in various ways

imaan.org.uk
Imaan supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam. It provides a safe space and support network to address issues of common concern through sharing individual experiences and institutional resources.

42ndstreet.org.uk
42nd Street: supporting young people to achieve their full potential
Since 1980 42nd Street has been supporting young people experiencing difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing. We work with young people 11 – 25 living in Greater Manchester. Our diverse services include individual therapeutic support, advocacy, projects and activities, and a creative programme via The Horsfall, our new arts space. Our leadership, peer research and volunteering opportunities enable young people to share experience, participate in decision-making and create change. 42nd Street’s Ambassadors campaign to improve young people’s experiences of mental health services and work with peers, youth councils, local authorities and CCGs to influence change. We deliver services at our Manchester city centre base, in community venues, in arts and cultural centres, and in schools and colleges to make sure our services are accessible.

barnardos.org.uk
Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. Our purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children

nspcc.org.uk
Every child deserves the best possible chance to rebuild their life after abuse
That’s why we’re here. That’s what drives all our work. And that’s why – as long as there’s abuse – we will fight for every childhood.

akt.org.uk
AKT supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.


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