We are thrilled to announce the winners of our £500 Social Action Grants for Schools!

As part of GMYN’s Social Action In Education programme, we recently invited school groups across Manchester to apply for up to £500 to fund their own social action project. Winners will also receive ongoing support and guidance from our experienced Social Action Team.

We were delighted to have received 25 applications from over 20 schools across the borough and were incredibly impressed by the fantastic ideas, projects and campaigns that students have come up with to improve their schools, their local community and Manchester as a whole.

We are very excited to support such a variety of projects with schools from all over the city over the next few months to bring students’ ideas to life. From mental health, community gardens, and fast fashion, to air pollution, recycling and dog poo – young people will be making a difference on the issues that matter to them.

Our 2019 Social Action Grants will be awarded to:

  • Parrs Wood High School, East Didsbury
  • Unity Community Primary School, Cheetwood
  • CHS South, Chorlton
  • Levenshulme High School, Levenshulme
  • Crowcroft Park Primary School, Longsight
  • Christ The King RC Primary School, Newton Heath
  • St Johns CofE Primary School, Longsight
  • Longsight Community Primary School, Longsight
  • Whalley Range High School, Whalley Range
  • Manchester Young Lives, Wythenshawe
  • St Malachy’s RC Primary School, Collyhurst

The Social Action Grants for Schools are funded by Young Manchester as part of our Social Action in Education Programme, which engages young people of various ages in volunteering, social action and enterprise. We work closely with schools across the city to embed the principles of social action in curriculums and school delivery, while supporting students in the design, planning and realisation of youth led social action and enterprise projects. The work benefits young people, their schools, and the wider community.

To find out what support our social action team can provide to your Manchester school, contact joseph.cain@gmyn.co.uk, joe.webster@gmyn.co.uk or call us on 0161 234 2950.