All events listed below are free for current members of GMYN. If you are not a member charges may apply.
Events will be hosted at GMYN’s head office – 27 Ardwick Green North M12 6FZ unless stated otherwise. Please note that our building is not wheelchair accessible. Other events will be added as time goes on, so please check back here for more information.
If you're not currently a GMYN member, would you like to find out about it?
GMYN on the Road – Bury
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
New Kershaw Centre, Deal Street, Bury, BL9 7PZ.
This event provides a fantastic opportunity to network with other youth organisations, meet members of the GMYN team and learn more about our work across GM. Joining GMYN at the meeting will be Youth Focus NW who will introduce a discussion topic around the establishment of a Greater Manchester Youth Assembly.
As you may know, young people have been developing a unique response to GM devolution, supported by Youth Focus NW, who have been working with the ten local authority youth councils and members of the youth parliament, to establish the Greater Manchester Youth Assembly (GMYA) - which now meets regularly to discuss local and regional issues affecting the lives of young people - this is something which GMYN are keen to promote and support
Themed Breakfast – Meet the CEO
Time: 9:30 - 11:00
Meet Alex, GMYN’s CEO, who has successfully led a charity to thrive in the difficult and changing environment of Greater Manchester’s youth sector over the past 10 years. Alex will share his truly inspirational story of how he became one of the most well respected charity leaders across Greater Manchester. Alex will also discuss how he founded the charity, a brief history of GMYN, and he will share his tips for leading a successful organisation.
As with all our themed breakfasts, GMYN will share upcoming funding bids and the opportunity to partner with GMYN.
Evaluation tools and techniques
Time: 12:30 – 16:00
This session will explore what is meant by evaluation, and provide different examples and methods of evaluation. Our two trainers are highly experienced youth work practitioners who utilise evaluation effectively throughout their practice.
Write successful funding bids for work with young people
Time: 9:30 - 12:30
The session aims to enable participants to:
- Structure applications to give your bid maximum chances of success
- Understand common reasons why applications fail
- Make best use time available for fundraising
- Present organisation and project effectively
- Understand trends in grant-making
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Microvolunteering is still a relatively new concept but is changing the way third sector organisations are interacting with the wider public. This training course will help you better understand the concept of microvolunteering; what it is, how people do it and how you can set up easy micro-volunteering actions at your organisation. Previous participants of this training have said “I did not know anything about microvolunteering before. I left with a good idea of what microvolunteering is and how it can be used by young people and organisations” and it was great to see “how easy and accessible it can be”