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Spirit of Manchester Awards

Spirit of Manchester Awards 2019

The Spirit of Manchester Awards is a series of awards which Macc has been running since 2013. The Awards celebrate and highlight all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. There are hundreds of charities and community groups all across the city and thousands of local people at work every day to support our communities.

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 Spirit of Manchester Awards Ceremony was held on 3 October at the Sheridan Suite. Congratulations to all the winners and all the organisations that were shortlisted and nominated for an Award. Thank you to everyone for such a wonderful night and for celebrating with us. Thank you to all our supporters for their generosity.

2019 Winners

Volunteer of the Year

Winner: Sammy Minshull watch the film here

Shortlisted:

Volunteering Team Award

Winner: FareShare Greater Manchester Volunteers (EMERGE) watch the film here

Shortlisted:

Volunteer Involving Organisation Award (Supported by OMVCS Team, Manchester City Council)

Winner: The Tree of Life Centre Wythenshawe watch the film here

Shortlisted:

Trustee/Committee Member of the Year

Winner: Jeff Mills watch the film here

Shortlisted:

Employee Volunteering Award (Supported by One Manchester)

Winner: Bank of New York Melon

Service User Involving Organisation Award

Winner: Manchester Deaf Centre watch the film here

Shortlisted:

Inspiring Campaign Award (Supported by Manchester Local Care Organisation)

Winner: Invisible Manchester watch the film here

Shortlisted:

Community Space Award

Winner: The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre watch the film here

Shortlisted:

  • The Aquarius Centre
  • The Circus House
  • Ladybarn Community Hub
  • LGBT Foundation
  • Manchester Museum
  • Manchester Settlement
  • Miles Platting Community Grocer
  • Milk and Honey Cafe
  • Northmoor Community Association
  • The Old Abbey Taphouse

Community Cohesion Award (Supported by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust)

Winner: The Widows Empowerment Trust watch the film here

Shortlisted:

  • Creative Design and Manufacture UK Limited 
  • Dimobi Children Disability Trust
  • Europia
  • Europia Art Collective
  • Fallowfield Community Grocers
  • Invisible Manchester
  • Manchester BME Network
  • Manchester Cares
  • Manchester City of Sanctuary
  • Migrant Support
  • The Old Abbey Taphouse
  • Rainbow Surprise

Partnership and Collaboration Award (Supported by Young Manchester)

Winner: Manchester Carers Network watch the film here

Shortlisted:

Business Award (Supported by North Manchester Business Network)

Winner: Good Mood Food watch the film here

Shortlisted:

Equalities Award (Supported by the University of Manchester)

Winner: The Diversity Champions, The University of Manchester watch the film here

Shortlisted:

Health and Wellbeing Award (Supported by Manchester Health and Care Commissioning)

Winner: Manchester Refugee Support Network watch the film here

Shortlisted:

Special Achievement Award

Winner: to Hannah Broughton

The Dr Sylvia Sham Award for Contribution to the Sector

Winner: Paul Martin, OBE LGBT Foundation watch the film here



Spirit of Manchester Awards 2018 Winners and Nominees
Take a look at the winners from last year’s awards here

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

Supporters
Support our Spirit of Manchester Awards, help us celebrate and reward the voluntary and community sector for all their hard work. Find out how to become a support here