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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. The event partner this year is Nawaab Manchester who will be hosting and catering for the Awards evening.

The event will take place on Thursday 8 October at Royal Nawaab, 1008 Stockport Rd, Manchester M19 3WN. Food will be served from 6pm with the ceremony commencing at 7pm. Admission is by invite or ticket only. To find out how to purchase your ticket, please click on the 'support our awards' button below. 

This year’s Spirit of Manchester Awards have now been shortlisted
Thank you to our eight judges for the Spirit of Manchester Awards this year, who gave up their time to read through the excellent selection of nomination forms and determine the shortlisted candidates, click here to view the judges. Thank you also to Jim Bevis who Chaired the selection meeting.

Spirit of Manchester Awards 2015 shortlist

The judges have now met and decided on the shortlisted candidates for our Spirit of Manchester Awards 2015! The nominations reflected all the exciting and diverse work happening in Manchester's voluntary and community sector. We will be making films of all the shortlisted applicants which will be voted on at the awards ceremony to determine the winner.

Award winners at 2014 Spirit of Manchester awards

Volunteer of the year – outstanding contribution in partnership with Adactus Housing
• Lawrence McGill - The Booth Centre
• Nina Jackson - Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership (MCIP)
• Arnold Bradshaw - Manchester Museum

Volunteer involving organisation of the year in partnership with Southway Housing Trust
• Icebreakers
• Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH)
• Manchester Cathedral

Manchester youth volunteering award in partnership with Manchester University
• Melissa Kabluczenko, Manchester Deaf Centre
• We Tell You Community Research Team, 42nd Street
• Damarius, Manchester Young lives

Equalities award
• Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus
• Simply Cycling
• LGBT Youth North West
• Self Help Services - Peer to Peer

Business Citizenship award
• The Work Company
• BW3 - Business Working With Wythenshawe
• Mosscare Housing Group

Best service user involving organisation in partnership with Riverside Housing Trust
• The Booth Centre
• Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group (POPS)

Most successful campaign
• Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus
• Smoke free Ramadan initiative and smoke free homes campaign - Aurangzaib Amirat

Best partnership initiative in partnership with One Manchester
• The Arc Partnership
• Imperial War Museum North, Manchester Museum, Museum of Science and Industry
• The Dementia Friendly Swimming Project - Steering Group

Health and wellbeing award in partnership with the Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups
• Simply Cycling
• Self Help Services
• The Dementia Friendly Swimming Project - Steering Group

Contribution to the sector in partnership with Mosscare Housing Group
• Sylvia Sham

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

Support our awards

Become an Awards supporter - see the different ways you can support the Spirit of Manchester Awards - and who's already supporting this year's Awards

Organise an event for the Spirit of Manchester Festival 2015
Come and get involved and organise an event for the Spirit of Manchester Festival on 1 - 10 October 2015. You could hold a tea party/street party, family fun day, talent competition, bake off event, sports events, bingo night, poetry recital. Click here to get involved

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