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Spirit of Manchester Awards

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Misha B singing at the awards eventThe 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. As well as providing recognition to the sector in these hard times, we want to raise the profile of the sector amongst the general public and encourage local giving and active citizenship.

This year’s Spirit of Manchester Awards are now open for your nominations so make sure you don’t miss the chance to show the great work you are doing and gain recognition.

It is easy to apply just write up to 200 words on our online form as to why your volunteer or organisation meet the categories criteria and should be shortlisted. For the criteria and guidelines and a link to the application form click here


  • Volunteer of the year – outstanding contribution
  • Volunteer involving organisation of year in partnership with Southway Housing Trust
  • Manchester youth volunteering award in partnership with Manchester UniversityAward winners at 2014 Spirit of Manchester awards
  • Equalities award
  • Business Citizenship award
  • Most innovative group
  • Best service user involving organisation
  • Most successful campaign
  • Best partnership initiative/collaboration
  • Health and wellbeing award in partnership with the Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Contribution to the voluntary and community sector

The deadline for nominations is Friday 3 July

All shortlisted applicants will have a short two minute film made about their work which will be shown on the evening of the awards and voted on to determine the category winner. They can also then use these films for future promotion.

If you have any questions about your application please contact Hannah, on 0161 834 9823, or email: hannah@macc.org.uk

Good luck!

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