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Spirit of Manchester Awards

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The Spirit of Manchester Awards is a series of awards celebrating and highlighting all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester’s voluntary and community sector. This year's awards are kindly supported by The Sheridan Suite. Last year was a great success and we want to make this year even bigger and better.

Spirit of Manchester Awards 2016 Shortlist

We’re very happy to announce the shortlist for our Sprit of Manchester Awards 2016.
Thank you to everyone who made a nomination and thank to our judges for deciding the shortlist. The winners will be announced at our Awards Ceremony in October. Help us celebrate and reward the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector by supporting our awards. You can also get involved in our Spirit of Manchester Festival which is taking place on 1-10 October.

Best Community Space (supported by Adactus Housing Group) – Voting is now open for the Best Community Space Award, cast your vote here by 31 July 2016
• Friends of Angel Meadow
• Growing in the city
• The LGBT Centre
• LGBT Foundation’s Community Resource Centre
• Merseybank Estate Group
• Whitemoss Club for Young People

Best partnership initiative / collaboration (supported by Kier Construction)
• Mind Your Money Project
• Nexus Art Café Safe Haven
• The Tutor Trust

Best service user involving organisation
• 42nd Street Peer Ambassadors
• Hope project
• Self Help Services

Business citizenship award
• Contour Homes
• Fabulous Fan Fayre
• Salut Wines

Contribution to the sector (supported by The University of Manchester)
• Majid Dar, Community on Solid Ground

Equalities award
• Awaaz Community Radio
• Inspiring Change Manchester's Women's Voices Lived Experience
• RECLAIM Project - Samuel Remi-Akinwale

Health and wellbeing award (supported by the Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups: North, Central and South)
• Creative Living Centre
• Icebreakers
• Old Moat Greenies

Most successful campaign / innovative project (supported by One Manchester)
• Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign
• Inspire Task Force
• Yellow Jigsaw

Volunteer involving organisation of the year
• Back on Track
• Norbrook Youth Club
• ReachOut

Volunteer of the year (supported by First Central Insurance Management Ltd)
• Oliver Bradley
• Jodie Connor
• Natalie Halford
• Dianne Ngoza

Volunteering team of the year
• ChildLine Manchester
• Emmeline's Pantry Parlour Food Bank Volunteers
• Icebreakers

We will be making films of all the nominees which will be shown at our Awards Ceremony in October where attendees will vote for the winners. Look out for your chance to buy a ticket to attend our Awards Ceremony soon!


Take a look at last year's winners here

How it works - here's how the process works, how nominations are handled and how all of this happens.

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Our supporters so far this year