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. 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 awards is sponsored by the University of Manchester
Shortlisting Thank you to our judges, including the new Lord Mayor Elect - Councillor Sue Cooley, who shortlisted the below candidates, I know they found it difficult with all the great nominations. Thank you also to Richard Caulfield for Chairing the meeting.
The winners and nominees are:
Volunteer of the year - Winner Emma Bailey: Factory Youth Zone
• Ruby Box - Student Action Manchester
• Geoff Wood - Simply Cycling
Volunteer involving organisation - Winner: Childline
• Levenshulme Inspire
• Albert Kennedy Trust
Most innovative group - Winner: Odd Arts
• NOISE Festival
• Mancunian Way
Best service user involving organisation - Winner: Inspiring change
• Back on Track
• Wythenshawe FM
Most successful campaign - Winner: Survivors Manchester
• Ancoats Dispensary Trust
• Macmillan Community Cancer Awareness project
Best partnership initiative - Winner: EMERGE and FareShare Greater Manchester
• S4B and Brunswick Parish Church
• Ladybarn Community Timebank
Manchester youth volunteering award - Winner: Luke Emery - Simply Cycling
• Hassan Ahmed - Community on Solid Ground
• Egle Peleckaite - Student Action Manchester
Wellbeing award - Winner: Wythenshawe Good Neighbours
• Alzheimers Society
• Manchester Mind
Contribution to the sector winner: Akeim Mundell
Raffle - Thank you to all our supporters who donated prizes to our raffle, all proceeds will go to the We Love Mcr charity.
Last year's awards were a great success, watch the films from last year's winners and see the pictures of the event on our Spirit of Manchester Awards 2013 page.
Misha B performed at our Spirit of Manchester Awards Ceremony
We were very excited that Misha B performed at our Spirit of Manchester Awards ceremony. Misha B grew up in Longsight, Hulme and Moss Side and is a singer, songwriter and rapper who rose to notability as a semi-finalist on the eighth series of The X Factor.