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Spirit of Manchester Awards

Spirit of Manchester Awards

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.

Our Spirit of Manchester 2017 Awards took place on Thursday 5 Ocotber at the Sheridan Suite, it was truly a fantatstice night celebrating the voluntary sector in Manchester. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone that was shortlisted. A big thank you to all of our supporters our venue supporter the Sheridan Suite, to all of our award supporters and to our raffle supporters. Thank you to everyone who made a nomination and thank to our judges for deciding the shortlist. Take a look at all the winners below.

Spirit of Manchester Awards 2017 Winners and Shortlist

Volunteer of the year (supported by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group)
Winner Gilbert Morgan Watch Gilbert's film here
Shortlisted:
• Davine Forde Watch Davine's film here
• Tom Harrington Watch Tom's film here

Volunteer involving organisation of the year (supported by the University of Manchester)
Winner Future Directions CIC Watch their film here
Shortlisted:
• Coram Voice IV Service Watch their film here
• Cracking Good Food Watch their film here

Volunteering team of the year (supported by Keegan & Pennykid (Insurance Brokers) Ltd)
Winner Mad Lab Volunteers Watch their film here
Shortlisted:
• Boots and Beats Leadership Watch their film here
• Friends of Burnage Library Watch their film here

Equalities award
Winner MASH Outreach Volunteer Team Watch their film here
Shortlisted:
• Out of Africa Watch their film here
• UpRising Watch their film here

Business citizenship award (supported by Lloyds Banking Group)
Winner Sow the City Watch their film here
Shortlisted:
• Cracking Good Food Watch their film here
• Fabulous Fan Fayre Watch their film here

Best service user involving organisation
Winner Manchester People First Watch their film here
Shortlisted:
• The Booth Centre Watch their film here
• George House Trust Watch their film here

Most inspiring campaign (supported by Towergate Insurance North West)
Winner Big Change Manchester Watch their film here
Shortlisted:
• The Children’s Society Watch their film here
• Cities of Hope Watch their film here

Best partnership initiative / collaboration
Winner Anson Community Shop Watch their film here
Shortlisted:
• Fork Off / Reach Out to the Community Watch their film here
• Whalley Rangers Watch their film here

Health and wellbeing award (supported by Manchester Health and Care Commissioning)
Winner Manchester Refugee Support Network Watch their film here
Shortlisted:
• Healthy Me Healthy Communities Watch their film here
• You First North Manchester Watch their film here

Best community space (supported by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group)
Winner The LGBT+ Centre Watch their film here
Shortlisted:
• Anson House
• Apostles Community Kitchen
• The Chatterbox Project
• The Grange Community Resource Centre
• The Horsfall at 42nd Street
• MadLab
• Miners Community Arts and Music Centre
• Moss Side Community Allotment
• Nutsford Vale Country Park
• The Place
• The Tree of Life Centre Wythenshawe
• Volition Community

The Dr Sylvia Sham Award for Contribution to the sector (supported by One Manchester)
Winner Bernie Wood, Talbot House Watch Bernie's film here
Special mention: John Biggs, Whitemoss Youth and Community Centre

Spirit of Manchester Awards 2016 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