It’s not too late to choose GMYN as your Charity of the Year for 2024

March 8th, 2024

Are you still trying to find a Charity of the Year to support for 2024? Choose GMYN and have a real impact on the young people in your community.

We support young people aged 10-25 in Greater Manchester, many of whom have been through difficult or challenging situations in their life, meaning they are often more vulnerable now as a young person.

Our services are crucial in the current economic climate – the cost-of-living crisis is pushing the young people we support into incredibly precarious positions and local authorities are seriously struggling to provide the support they need. 

Why should you choose us as your Charity of the Year?

For many young people, GMYN has provided the only positive, informal relationship with a trusted adult.

We are seeking business support to continue funding our projects that help young people gain access to opportunities they otherwise wouldn’t have.

Having a Charity of the Year means that your business can focus on supporting a charity that employees have a connection with and can support your own CSR goals.

Not only does a partnership with a charity like ours make it easier for you to manage your CSR objectives, but also shows your employees and business audience that you care about the local community. 

Your employees could take on the Great Manchester Run 10k this summer as a team to raise money for GMYN, you could fund a residential trip where 50 young people can have a fun weekend trying new activities and making friends or you could sponsor a football tournament and take part with your colleagues in a team!

You can also donate to the ongoing support for young people, we are constantly in need of vital funds that keep projects and schemes going that are so important teaching essential life skills to the young people.

A crucial part of our work is keeping care- experienced young people safe. Care leavers are incredibly vulnerable and most lack any support network. GMYN is their support network.

Anthony, a young person supported by GMYN on the Oldham cared-for programme, says: “GMYN was there when I needed them most, I asked for help and that’s what I got and more! GMYN are part of my family now.”

Businesses in Manchester that have supported GMYN include Big Yellow Storage, Manchester Museum, Timpson’s, Didsbury Beer Festival and many more.

Phil Harris, Income and Partnerships Lead at GMYN, says: “GMYN relies on the support and generosity of our business community. We’re looking to build close relationships and meaningful partnerships with businesses who want to make a difference by helping vulnerable young people in Greater Manchester. 

“By choosing GMYN as your Charity of the Year, you’ll be making a hugely positive and long-lasting impact on their lives.”

We will help you every step of the way

By partnering with GMYN and choosing us as your Charity of the Year, you will get support from GMYN to plan what you hope to achieve in the year and how you want to make an impact. We can also help with event planning, promoting your businesses through the events and milestones you hit on social media and with Manchester press.

You’ll build a close relationship with our team and can support the young people that are so grateful for all the support from local businesses.

For more information about how your business can support GMYN and choose us as your Charity of the Year, please contact phil.harris@gmyn.co.uk

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