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 Don Phillips 





Sir Peter Fahy 




Boys & Girls Clubs

Furniture Station 

Mark Geraghty 

Creating Adventures 


Mellor Country House 

Seashell Trust 

The Centre 

Manchester Women’s Aid 

Wythenshawe Community Initiative 

Tony Lockwood 

The Factory Youth Zone 



Street Soccer Academy 

Children's University 

Dave McIntyre 

Home-Start Trafford and Salford 

Mustard Tree 

Hope + Story


The Bridgewater Hall 

David Curd 


Learning Partnerships 

Leeds Irish Health & Homes

St Gemma’s Hospice 

Sarah Goulbourne 


Podium Performance 

Politics Project 

Right to Succeed 

The Smart School Councils Community 

Autism Angels

Claire-Elaine Arthurs 


 Don Phillips 

 Chrysalis is able to support parents and their children from a range of backgrounds, offering opportunities for parents to demonstrate their full potential in terms of positive parenting. Parental support and training is key to our methodology, supporting each family and referring agency with an optional after-care support package where appropriate, to further promote continued positive parenting skill development. 

 By Forming partnerships with restaurants and food-giving charities, Foodinate ensures that every delicious Foodinate-selected drink or meal you enjoy with their partners results in a meal for a local person in need. 

 Henshaws is a northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations. Henshaws believe that, wherever they are, everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Their support, advice and training enables people and their families build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future. 

 Ministry2Business is a joint venture between the Diocese of Manchester and a growing network of local Christian professionals and business owners. Their vision is to see increasing numbers of Manchester’s professionals developing a faith that is utterly relevant to their daily lives, inspiring and equipping them to make a truly transformative and vibrant contribution to their workplaces and the wider business community. 


Sir Peter Fahy 

 We run high impact career programmes for 13- 19 year olds at schools, colleges and youth groups across Manchester and the North West. Our programmes open students’ eyes to what’s possible and inspire them to start planning their own personal route to success 

Citywise is a mentoring charity. They work with schools and families to help young people, especially those living in disadvantage, to unlock their potential, live flourishing lives and make a positive contribution to society. 

N-Gage is a Manchester based charity that gives young people at risk of educational or social exclusion opportunities and skills to achieve their full potential. Working in partnership with schools, the police and the city council they provide highly successful, flexible and targeted approaches to anti-social behavior and educational exclusion. 

Retrak reaches out to the children who have been forgotten by their communities, children who have no one else to turn to. Their work and research provides a beginning-to-end approach for street children and the wider-community, that improves their lives. We support these amazing children as they reintegrate back into their families and communities…back to being children again. 

This charity currently works with a wide variety of voluntary youth groups and projects through the most disadvantaged communities of Greater Manchester, providing a diverse range of opportunities for young people and volunteers. 

Furniture Station work towards relieving poverty & distress by providing good-quality pre-loved furniture items to families and individuals experiencing financial hardship in Stockport and surrounding areas with Greater Manchester & East Cheshire. They work closely with local organisations and operate on a referral basis to support vulnerable households that are in need of basic items for their home. 


Mark Geraghty 

When you can’t see, communicate your needs or express your emotions, the world can be scary and challenging. Creating Adventures offer experiences that take their service users from existing to exciting. From art projects to outings, coffee mornings to mosaic making, they help their service users – across Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire – access a better quality of life. 

MedEquip4Kids is a children’s charity raising money to provide paediatric medical equipment and facilities for hospitals and community health teams. MedEquip4Kids improves the health of children and babies in the UK by providing equipment not available from limited NHS resources. They believe every child should have access to the best medical care when they need it most. 

Mellor Country House is a UK charity, built in 1907,set in three acres of garden and woodland located in the pretty village of Mellor, situated on the border between Greater Manchester and the High Peak . The charity is dedicated to providing respite breaks for groups, families, carers and individuals primarily from the nearby urban areas who could not, otherwise, have a break at all. 

Seashell Trust is a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs from across the UK. We provide education and care, from 2—25 years at our outstanding school and college and through our short breaks services. 

The Centre houses a small museum and heritage centre that remains as a legacy to the Pankhurst family and the Suffragette movement, and also serves as a women’s community centre. As a women’s community centre it provides and offers space for activities and events run by women, for women. It offers a unique place in which women can learn together, work on projects and socialise. It is a vibrant centre that hosts a number of women’s organisations and projects that support women, thus continuing the struggle that the Suffragettes began, fighting for women’s rights, all those years ago. 

Manchester Women’s Aid is an independent charity providing a range of services for women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. They aim to provide excellence in all their services, placing women and children who use their refuge and community based services at the heart of the organisation. They offer safe housing in their refuges across Manchester and also offer community based support for women and men living in their homes. 


Tony Lockwood 

Wythenshawe Community Initiative are a community organisation based in the heart of Woodhouse Park in Wythenshawe, South Manchester, offering a wide variety of activities and services to improve the lives of children, young people and families living in Wythenshawe 

The Factory Youth Zone provides a unique safe place for young people aged 8 – 19, up to 25 with additional needs, from across Manchester. With a wealth of sport and creative activities, The Factory currently welcomes almost 1,000 young people each week. Working closely with members to raise their aspirations, The Factory offers a number of targeted provisions to provide additional support to those who need it. 

MJCC has a track record in supporting vulnerable people. Since its inception in 1951 as the Jewish Blind Society, the charity developed services such as social activities at a club house, Meals on Wheels and holiday breaks for members. 

SAFE-UK was formed in 2010 by Tara Wright in response to a request from her sister, Moira Chimombo to help orphaned students from the rural community of Kachere, near Zomba, in Malawi with sponsorship of secondary school fees. 

SAFE-UK believes that education is a right for all children and that it provides a means to break free from the cycle of extreme poverty, by gaining qualifications that will boost their chances of finding employment. 

Street Soccer Academy is a professional service provider that specialises in the rehabilitation and reintegration of people with complex and multiple needs. They work on behalf of some of the nation’s hardest to reach groups within their communities including, people with homeless related issues, ex-offenders, those recovering from addictions, mental health conditions and disabilities and the long-term unemployed. 

Children's University encourages 5-14 year olds to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills. Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children. We do this by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. The impact of these activities is proven to be positive which is why we’re committed to creating a level playing field of opportunity and opening up access to children of all backgrounds. 


Dave McIntyre 

Home-Start Trafford and Salford is one of the leading family support charities in the UK. Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. 

Mustard Tree has an established track record over the past 25 years, supporting people across Greater Manchester in poverty and facing homelessness. They create opportunities for people to help themselves through providing practical support, friendship, connections into work, improvements to health and wellbeing plus new experiences to encourage aspiration

Every purchase you make from our amazing ethical fashion and lifestyle brands generates meals for children going hungry here in the UK and helps unemployed and disabled people to transition into work. 

MSV work with customers across the North West to create thriving neighbourhoods, filled with opportunity and purpose. They invest in those neighbourhoods by building new homes – they plan to build 1600 new homes over the next 5 years. In Manchester alone, the opportunities are great; the devolution means they can help shape the region’s future and play a part in the health agenda. 


David Curd 

The Bridgewater Hall is an innovative and beautifully purpose-designed building, both visually and from a performance perspective, owned by the people of Manchester through their Council. The Bridgewater Hall Community Education Trust works with all communities to encourage them to experience and enjoy these facilities through a varied series of creative projects, ranging from family events, composition, song writing and performance opportunities to workshops and industry experience programmes. 

Candlelighters have been helping children with cancer and their families since 1976.

Learning Partnerships is a Leeds based charity with 25 years experience of working in the inner city to provide opportunities and support for children, young people and adults to access education, employment, training and volunteering.

Health and well-being services that change people’s lives through care, culture and community. Working towards improving quality of life and making a positive difference through the delivery of our Care, Culture and Community focussed services. 


Sarah Goulbourne 

St Gemma’s Hospice is a Leeds-based charity providing expert care and support for local people with life-limiting illnesses. They offer care to patients and their carers in the Hospice’s 32 bed In-Patient Unit, through the St Gemma’s community team and via our day services, which includes a Day Hospice and Out-Patient Department.

Place2Be is a national charity providing emotional support to children in schools. Place2Be have grown from 5 schools in London to 286 schools nationwide.

Podium Performance helps develop world class people and create high performing teams and cultures to optimise organisational performance. 

Politics Project specialise in providing young people with outstanding democratic education, because they believe that everyone should be able to use their voice.

Right to Succeed is a charity with a mission to develop, pilot and scale solutions to educational inequality.

The Smart School Councils Community (SSCC) is a teacher-led charity that helps young people to become active, democratic citizens. To do that, we implement our Smart School Councils model into schools which means everyone is involved in developing skills and experiencing democracy

Leading Opportunities For More Deaf People To Participate In Sport Throughout Their Lives & More Deaf Athletes To Perform On The World Stage. Autism Angels strive to balance the needs of the child with those of their siblings, parents and professionals. Their aim is to provide a place where people feel welcomed, accepted and find the support and guidance that they need. 

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