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. The 2014 awards were 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 click here to watch the film
• Ruby Box - Student Action Manchester click here to watch the film
• Geoff Wood - Simply Cycling click here to watch the film
Most successful campaign
Winner: Survivors Manchester click here to watch the film
• Ancoats Dispensary Trust click here to watch the film
• Macmillan Community Cancer Awareness project click here to watch the film
Best partnership initiative
Winner: EMERGE and FareShare Greater Manchester click here to watch the film
• S4B and Brunswick Parish Church click here to watch the film
• Ladybarn Community Timebank click here to watch the film
Manchester youth volunteering award
Winner: Luke Emery - Simply Cycling click here to watch the film
• Hassan Ahmed - Community on Solid Ground click here to watch the film
• Egle Peleckaite - Student Action Manchester click here to watch the film
Contribution to the sector winner: Akeim Mundell click here to watch the film
Raffle - Thank you to all our supporters who donated prizes to our raffle, all proceeds will go to the We Love Mcr charity.
The 2013 awards were a great success, watch the films from the winners in 2013 and see the pictures of the event on our Spirit of Manchester Awards 2013.
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.