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Macc is the support organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Manchester. Our work supports over 3000 groups and organisations across the city. We also run the Volunteer Centre which helps local people find opportunities for volunteering within local organisations. Macc’s purpose is to encourage, support and develop voluntary and community groups and individuals to have a real influence over the places and communities in which they live. In short, we try to make more good things happen in Manchester!

Macc's activities & services include:
  • Organisation development support for local groups, charities & social enterprises
  • Information services e.g. a funding database & a directory of local organisations
  • Training - everything from health & safety through to social media and fundraising
  • Community Reporters – a programme supporting people to use media to tell stories of about their lives and communities
  • Policy & Influence work supporting a strong vocal sector through the Manchester Voluntary & Community Sector Assembly
  • Building relationships between sectors - linking with bodies such as Manchester City Council, NHS, Universities and local businesses.
  • We celebrate & promote great examples of community projects through our annual Spirit of Manchester Awards
  • Volunteer Centre Manchester helps local people find what voluntary action they want to get involved in, matching with groups looking for volunteers.

Charity No: 1145921

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