Our Partners

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Activities for Young People
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.

openathletics.org

Open Athletics is an organisation for the promotion and development of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transexual (LGBT) athletics in the broadest sense - including track and field, fell and trail running, and race walking.

We aim to be a forum and a network of individual LGBT athletes, groups and clubs across the UK - in Aberdeen, Brighton, Lancaster, London, Manchester, Midlands, North Wales, West Yorkshire.

Our broader objectives are to encourage open and active participation of the LGBT community in the sporting world and in the wider community and to remove homophobic barriers, contributing to individual sport development and to the development of communities through sport.

We welcome anybody who wants to join us - irrespective of their gender, sexual orientation, or athletic ability - and who loves athletics or subscribes to our values.

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 […]

3stylesports.co.uk

3StyleSports believe that together we can put the HEART back into communities. 
We can help people and communities to ASPIRE to be the best that they can be.
To have SELF BELIEF.
To develop their CAPABILITIES and COMMITMENT to set and ACHIEVE their goals
 

Cultural Opportunities for Young People
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.

youthdiscoveryventures.co.uk

Youth Discovery Ventures is a Sheffield based not-for-profit organisation, working to support young people to lead active & engaged lives, to unleash their potential to create positive change in their personal lives and in the world around them.

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
greatplaces.org.uk

We provide affordable, social and supported housing across the north west and Yorkshire

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.

Education Partners
ellybarnes.com

Elly Barnes gives teachers, students, parents and governors the confidence and resources to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia by engaging all in an inclusive LGBT+Inclusive curriculum

openawards.org.uk

Open Awards is an Awarding Organisation approved by Ofqual and an Access Validating Agency approved by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). We provide Ofqual regulated qualifications and units across a range of sectors, QAA Access to Higher Education Diplomas and also offer bespoke quality endorsed units and flexible learning solutions. We also support the delivery of traineeships and apprenticeships. Our qualifications and units are used across a range of education settings including Further Education, schools, sixth-form colleges, prisons, private training providers and third sector organisations.

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…

Networking
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.

candocommunities.co.uk

Can Do Communities is a ‘more than profit’ Community Interest Company. We provide a wide range of Community Development support & expertise on a Consultancy basis to everyone in communities including; Housing Associations, Council for Voluntary Services, Local Authorities, Individuals, Community Groups and Social Enterprises.

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.

Reporting Hate Crime and Incidents
Supporting Young People
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.

liverpool.anglican.org
The Diocese of Liverpool is an exciting, challenging and stimulating place to be. We serve a wide mix of communities in urban, rural and town parishes. We are innovative, seeking new ways to further God’s mission while respecting cherished traditions.

Our 250 churches are spread across a region that is both rural and urban, stretching from Southport in the North to Widnes in the South, from Liverpool in the West across to Wigan in the East, serving a population of 1.53 million in an area of 389 sq miles.

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.

Trans Support Organisations
Youth Voice

Jan
23
Tue
4:30 pm Inside Out Rochdale
Inside Out Rochdale
Jan 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Inside Out is the Rochdale youth group for lesbian, gay bisexual, trans people or those questioning their gender or sexuality. We do loads of fun activities[...]