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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. Last year was a great success and we want to make this year even bigger and better.

2019 Shortlist

Volunteer of the Year

  • Elham Afzal
  • Kal Gill-Faci
  • Sammy Minshull

Volunteering Team Award

  • Coffee4craig
  • FareShare Greater Manchester Volunteers (EMERGE)
  • Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH)

Volunteer Involving Organisation Award

  • Boaz Trust
  • Spoons Charity
  • The Tree of Life Centre Wythenshawe

Trustee/Committee Member of the Year

  • Andrew Foulkes
  • Jeff Mills
  • Jo Calladine

Service User Involving Organisation Award

  • Community-Minded Ltd
  • Manchester Deaf Centre
  • Migrant Support

Inspiring Campaign Award

  • The Booth Centre
  • Cracking Good Food
  • Invisible Manchester

Partnership and Collaboration Award

  • ALL FM, LOL, Owl and Coconut, Levenshulme Youth Project
  • Big Manchester
  • Manchester Carers Network

Equalities Award

  • Chrissy Jones
  • The Diversity Champions, The University of Manchester
  • Odd Arts

Business Award

  • Amity
  • Good Mood Food
  • Mancmade

Community Space Award

Winner: The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre


  • 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

Winner: The Widows Empowerment Trust


  • 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

Health and Wellbeing Award

  • Barlow Moor Community Association
  • Cracking Good Food
  • Manchester Refugee Support Network

The Dr Sylvia Sham Award for Contribution to the Sector
The winner of this Award will be announced at a later date.

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.

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