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10GM is a joint venture to support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Greater Manchester. The founding members are Action Together, Bolton CVS, Macc, and Salford CVS. We are local infrastructure organisations operating strategically and collaboratively; our shared purpose is to champion local voluntary and community action and social enterprise across the city region in order to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of Greater Manchester’s people and communities.

What is the purpose of 10GM?

10GM operates to cooperative principles and is established as a company limited by guarantee owned by the members. Its purposes are:

  • To foster social action for the purposes of empowering communities throughout Greater Manchester and its environs
  • To strengthen local infrastructure that supports communities, charities and similar organisations through facilitating collaborations
  • To champion local infrastructure and local communities to bodies concerned with Greater Manchester and its environs

These are supplemented by our aspirations and values which relate to improving:

  • Equity - Increasing the effectiveness of the VCSE sector in building equality and reducing inequality across the communities of Greater Manchester
  • Impact - Equipping people and organisations within the VCSE sector to demonstrate and increase the impact on the lives of people who live, work, and study in Greater Manchester
  • Influence - Support a strong independent voice for the VCSE sector which can shape key areas of policy and decision making
  • Reach - Enhance communication and collaboration within the VCSE sector and with public, private, and academic VCSE sector partners
  • Effectiveness - Increase the quality, sustainability, and ingenuity of support to the VCSE sector in all boroughs of Greater Manchester

And to increase:

  • Solidarity - Mutual support, sharing insight, knowledge and exploring together
  • Sharing - Building on our collective strength by sharing our resources, skills, expertise, and people
  • Opportunity - Collaborating to create projects and win business relevant to our shared ambitions
  • Positioning - Showing the benefits of a strong, place-shaping role in localities and helping to develop solutions for local VCSE sector support in all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester

Get in touch

Find out more on the 10GM Website

Follow 10GM on Twitter/X - @10GMpartners

Or get in touch via info@10GM.org.uk