About us

For many young people, moving towards a positive future isn’t easy.

At Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN), our vision is #YoungPeopleCan, and our goal is that young people are safe, heard, and capable of great things.

GMYN supports young people aged 10-25 across Greater Manchester by offering innovative and exciting opportunities they may not be able to access elsewhere.

Our developmental programmes and drop-in activities help young people to:

  • Improve their wellbeing
  • Strengthen their social connections
  • Develop new skills
  • Boost their contribution to their communities
  • Increase their confidence

Our key focus is supporting young people who face particular challenges, including:

  • Care leavers and cared for young people
  • Young people with social, emotional and mental health needs
  • Disabled and neurodiverse young people
  • Young refugees and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children
  • Young people who are not ready for work

Our team, a group of skilled, experienced, and passionate professionals, delivers the programmes and services we provide. All our staff bring expertise from key areas such as youth work, volunteering, training, teaching, and lived experience. This brings a unique approach that makes GMYN the success it is.

“GMYN helped me improve my English, and I have met a lot of new people. I have learned so many things that can help me in my future. Thank you GMYN!”

Young Person – Benefitting from our Manchester UASC programme

How can I find out more about GMYN?

You can find out more by visiting our programme pages under ‘What we do’ from the navigation menu.

Alternatively, you can contact us directly for more information.

GMYN periodically has vacancies for new staff and volunteers depending on when our programmes begin and end.

These vacancies are shown on our Work with us page.

GMYN supports young people aged 10-25; however, we can help signpost to other support outside our delivery whenever possible.

You can help support GMYN in many ways; we always appreciate any help.

Further information can be found on our fundraising page.

The easiest way to donate to GMYN is via our JustGiving site: Greater Manchester Youth Network – JustGiving.

You can also find out how to donate in various ways via our fundraising page.

The easiest way is to get in touch via our contact page.

One of the GMYN team will pick this up and get back in touch as soon as possible.

The easiest way is to get in touch via our contact page.

You can also email our support@gmyn.co.uk email address.

One of the GMYN team will pick this up and get back in touch as soon as possible.

Stay up to date

We are calling on more businesses in Greater Manchester to follow John Lewis’ example

John Lewis has recently pledged to support 300 care experienced workers by 2025, and we hope this encourages more businesses to follow in their footsteps.

The importance of the youth vote

Alex Fairweather, our CEO of GMYN, speaks out about the difficulties for young people to voice their opinions and be heard in the run up to the general election

GMYN x Westwood Cup is less than a month away!

On Thursday 4th July, sixteen teams, made up of local businesses and GMYN's young people, will battle it out for the chance of becoming GMYN x Westwood Cup Champions.

Thank you to our funders

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