inspire* helps us to look at the bigger picture and think about things more strategically.
Clare North, Wythenshawe Community Initiative
HOW WE HELP
We work with business leaders from across industry and pair them with third sector organisations of varying sizes and stages of growth. Leaders helping leaders. Simple!
From start ups through to more established groups, the key criteria for becoming an inspire* member is ambition and commitment.
Our members are placed in to Hubs of between 5 – 10 non competing but ambitious charities or not for profits. Between a range of group meetings, 1-2-1 sessions, strategy planning, events and online resources and tool kits, our members receive a whole array of information, education and support.
All together enables them to become more effective leaders, addressing often common challenges and helping to grow their organisations.
What does being a member look like?
To become an inspire* member is free. There is no catch.
In return for your commitment and time you will receive:
Confidential third sector advisory group
1-2-1 coaching and mentoring with a business leader
Peer to peer group members
Informal networking events
Expert speaker events
Best practice resources and toolkits
Sessional support with key strategy advisors
Further support and resources are available at generously discounted rates. So you can buy in small amounts of support as and when needed.
Your charity could benefit from inspire* membership if:
You struggle to prioritise effectively for the organisation and ‘can’t see the wood for the trees’
You need support on developing a business, funding and people strategy
You want to take your organisation from small to medium size
Your organisation is growing faster than you have resource to accommodate
You often wonder how other CEOs in your position are managing
You’re unsure how to develop relationships with businesses in your region
OUR CHARITY PARTNERS
We are currently working with the following charities and social enterprises
Ministry 2 Business
M2B seeks to be a positive, innovative and supportive Christian influence in the midst of Manchester's city centre business community.
WCI is a local community organisation aiming to provide a vibrant resource to enhance the lives of children, young people and families in Wythenshawe.
Wythenshawe Community Initiative
The Crosslane Foundation supports disadvantaged children through education.
Citywise work with schools and families to help young people to unlock their potential, live flourishing lives and make a positive contribution to society.
Working to end local food poverty, Foodinate ensures a nourishing meal is provided for a person in need for every Foodinate-marked item you enjoy.
CARISMA is about the relief of young people at risk of becoming involved in criminal activities under the age of 25 in need in the Inner South Manchester.
Henshaws are a charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations across the North of England.
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.
Hope for Justice
Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society.
To reach out to all youth, especially those who need us most, inspiring them to realise their full potential as productive, responsible and caring individuals.
Boys & Girls Club
NY run high impact career programmes for 13-19 year olds at schools, colleges and youth groups across Manchester and North West.
Love for the Streets
Love for the Streets raise awareness for Manchester's homeless community with arts and club nights.
Creating Adventures was created to bring laughter, stimulation and enrichment to the lives of adults aged 18+ with Autism and additional needs.
MedEquip4Kids is a children’s charity raising money to provide paediatric medical equipment and facilities for hospitals and community health teams.
Mellor Country House
MCH 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.
Manchester Women's Aid
Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.
The Nicky Alliance Centre
Serving older, disabled and vulnerable members of the community by providing services which promote active, independent living
Safe UK help orphaned students from the rural community of Kachere, near Zomba, in Malawi with sponsorship of secondary school fees.
CU is a charitable trust that provides 7 to 14 year olds with exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours.
Hands on London
Hands on London work with charities, individuals and businesses to recruit and develop volunteer teams and facilitate the relationship.
Demilitarise Education is a collective on a mission to use research, media and technology to support peace movements.
ASTRiiD connects businesses with professionals who have long term health problems but who still have many skills to offer employers.
Giving marginalised health themes that impact our communities a platform, through creative and interactive short film projects.
Mosscare St Vincent’s
A community based landlord – we work with customers across the North West to create thriving neighbourhoods, filled with opportunity and purpose.
Challenge 4 Change
Challenge 4 Change is a unique indoor urban activity centre based near Media City in Trafford Park.
Home-Start Trafford and Salford supports families going through difficult times by providing volunteers who visit them regularly in their own homes.
Home-Start Trafford & Salford
The Bridgewater Hall Community Trust
We provide opportunities for schools, community groups and individuals to get involved with the work of the Hall.
Street Soccer Academy
Street Soccer Academy is a professional service provider that specialises in the rehabilitation and reintegration of people with complex and multiple needs.
Manchester Youth Zone
Manchester Youth Zone provides a unique, safe place for young people aged 8 – 19, up to 25 with additional needs, from across Manchester.
The Politics Project support teachers, students and politicians to deliver outstanding political education.
The Politics Project
Right to Succeed
RtS believe that every child and young person in the UK deserves the right to realise their potential, but far too many are left behind because of the barriers that stand in their way.
Smart School Council
The Smart School Councils Community help more young people develop the skills to become active, democratic citizens.
C3 Collaborating for Health
C3 imagine a world where people find it easier to live healthy lives and where there are no premature or preventable deaths from chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
Provide opportunities for deaf people to participate in sport throughout their lives & more deaf athletes to perform on the world stage.
End All Corporal Punishment
The Global Initiative carries out a wide range of activities designed to promote law reform to prohibit corporal punishment of children in all settings and to support others.
Nip In The Bud
Nip In The Bud produce short films and fact sheets about Children's Mental Health for those who work with children to help understanding, early diagnosis and treatment.
Every young person should be given the opportunity to live free from exposure to gangs, exploitation and crime. We provide intensive support, early intervention and mentoring.
Wythenshawe Community Initiative
Attending the hub meetings for us have been invaluable really. We don’t often get the chance to look at the bigger picture and think about things more strategically and the hubs have really given us an opportunity to do that.
Dr Erinma Bell MBE
I think the best part of being an inspire* charity is getting to meet other charities that are like yourself, not overly huge, but not too small, and being able to network with those charities
inspire* charities share the challenges they face and they work together to find solutions to those challenges. It really is a community of charities, there to support the development and aspirations of those charities.