The Resource Centre includes hundreds of books on the history of race, migration and ethnicity, as well as documents, leaflets, posters, photographs and ephemera donated by BAME communities across Greater Manchester.
The Education Trust offers training to community groups with an interest in producing archive-quality research materials, and help with project planning, workshops, and exhibition space. www.RaceArchive.org.uk/
Lower Ground Floor, Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square.
Al Furqan Centre began as a project to help the troubled youth of our community, as well as the community at large. Starting as a single room for prayers and functions, we have since grown with our Manchester community to form an all-round Islamic centre. Today, we make use of the entire building to help prepare future generations and bring our community together. 42 Great Southern Street, Manchester, M14 4EZ.
Music, Film, Dance, Theatre, Spoken word: Black Gold Arts brings together established and emerging artists of colour from dance, theatre, film and live and performance art, with new work, critically acclaimed pieces, and some stuff just for fun. A force, led by artists, working for artists.
The Boiler House is managed by Sow the City. We aim to provide free and low-cost use of tools, equipment and space for people and be a catalyst for people to reach their potential. We run a variety of community workshops, providing skills for employment, improving health and wellbeing, developing a circular economy, and promoting gender and race equality.
Our centre provides space for people of all ages and backgrounds to work together and participate in practical hands-on ways to shape their lives and communities. This could be as simple as making planters for growing veg at home, or as complex as developing collaborative art, or designing and fabricating new products. We believe everyone can participate given the right encouragement and support.
The Carribean & African Health Network is a Black-led organisation set up to address the wider social determinants to eradicate health disparities for Caribbean & African people in the UK. We work with the Black community and cross-sector organisations to build community resilience, relationships, and a social movement to improve health outcomes for Black people. Tel: 07853 556 591
Can-Survive UK is about enabling, empowering and educating. We provide culturally sensitive support and information to people living with and beyond cancer, their families and carers. We recognise that everyone is an individual, that’s why we provide you with support that is person-centred and culturally sensitive, whatever your cultural background or need. As well as support, we offer a range of volunteering opportunities.
For more information about our groups, services or projects, or you may want some advice or just need someone to talk to, please contact us, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Tel: 0161 455 0211
M: 07496 089310
Commonword is a writing development organisation based in Manchester, providing opportunities for new and aspiring writers to develop their talent and potential. Since being established in 1977 Commonword has worked with hundreds of writers including Lemn Sissay, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Keisha Thompson.
A resident organised group who enjoy an hour a month outside together, and want our streets to look good. Join us on any Saturday - see the calendar. Find us on MossSideStory.uk under Actions & Projects.
If you enjoy being outside in the beautiful park, then Friends of Platt Fields have lots of projects you can help with. There are weekly gardening projects in the Shakespearean garden and Platt Hall garden, and larger monthly projects across Platt Fields. If you enjoy doing practical things outside, join us.
GMP will continually strive to fight, prevent and reduce crime and harm and keep people safe so that Greater Manchester can be a safer and welcoming place in which to live, work, learn and visit.
Manchester Adult Education: Our courses will help you to benefit from Manchester’s employment and social opportunities. Our courses for speakers of other languages will help you to integrate more fully into your communities. Greenheys: 0161 254 7314
- Masterclasses Events " />
Learn from leading minds at Guardian live events and masterclasses, including discussions, debates, workshops and short courses.
Guardian Live brings you closer to the big stories, award-winning journalists, and leading thinkers in livestreamed and interactive events that you can access from wherever you are in the world.
We are a friendly, growing and diverse evangelical church in Manchester, that wishes to share the good news of the love of Christ. Located just south of the city centre, we’re a community for anyone working, living or studying here.
Just Stop Oil is a coalition of groups working together to ensure that the government commits to ending all new licenses and consents for the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels in the UK.
'Local Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward in which he or she has been elected.
'They have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries. Surgeries provide an opportunity for any ward resident to go and talk their councillor face to face and these take place on a regular basis.'
Manchester Libraries - Libraries across Manchester.
Events blog: https://manclibraries.blog
Manchester Local Care Organisation is a pioneering public sector organisation that has brought together and provides your NHS community health services and adult social care services in Manchester. We also work closely with mental health services and primary care (GPs) to improve the health of local people in the city, working as one team across traditional organisational boundaries.
We are developing an extensive collection of contemporary poetry from books to recordings, in multiple languages. We aim to create an exceptional poetry research centre, a space where poetry belongs to everyone, and can be enjoyed and celebrated. We recognise the value and impact of poetry on individuals and communities.
Manchester Urban Diggers (MUD) run Platt Fields Market Garden (PFMG) as a community market garden, part of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) network. We offer a Veg Box Subscription service, sell produce, supply local restaurants and develop our own fruit, herb and vegetable based products.
Everything we do revolves around food, community and wellbeing. As well as producing wonderful vegetables grown with organic techniques, we provide a space for a whole host of other activities and events throughout the year.
The Powerhouse is a registered charity working to ‘Empower Young People to achieve their potential’. Based in Moss side Manchester since 2000, we are a Multi Service Youth Hub for central Manchester. Our range of services for Young People include: Mental health, Careers advice and guidance, specialist programmes for young people 16-19 who are NEET. We have a Library for Young People, Sports sessions, Arts & Crafts, Youth Club, Music and Drama sessions.
We have meeting/training rooms, a sports hall, Dance studio, Music studio. We provide a space for young people to feel comfortable with a wide range of services under one roof.
We work with a range of partners to ensure we have something for everyone!
We are a small group of residents living in the East side of Moss Side, individually creating projects connected with our own streets, neighbours and groups. We needed something where a focus on the Climate Emergency is central to our activity. We have joined together to try to multiply the effects and involve more people across and around Moss Side.
What unites our different groups is a strong determination to use our skills, experience and contacts to encourage ourselves and others in the ward to do practical things to reduce our carbon emissions, and improve our living environments.
MossSideStory.uk is a community hub for local people and local groups to use.
It is a noticeboard and display space for people in Manchester in and around Moss Side. It enables us all to publicise and share what’s happening and what’s available around here. So post your events, photos, reviews, information, stories and more.
The natural world still manages to organise some of the best events in the year, from spring flowers and autumn colours to frosty mornings.
The NHS was set up in 1948 to provide everyone in the UK with healthcare based on their needs, and not on their ability to pay. The NHS is respected throughout the world for the standard of care it gives to patients.
More people work for the NHS than any other organisation in the country: over 1 million people in England alone. That is around one in every forty people.
Odd Arts uses theatre to challenge inequalities & increase opportunities for people facing the greatest level of discrimination & disadvantage. We work in three ways: Therapeutic theatre workshops to reduce risk; Interactive theatre tours to empower & educate; Creative & community led social action projects to overcome inequalities.
0161 226 4335
The PCRA is a residents’ group in Moss Side. Our aims are to support local people to improve our neighbourhood. We pick up problems and issues faced by residents across the area, to deal with them together, and when necessary to pass them on to the appropriate officers to find solutions. We work closely with neighbourhood officers from the ward and with our elected Moss Side Councillors. We also co-run a number of projects across our area.
Creating a place for creative making spaces and activities. Skills development and sharing, with an emphasis on life skills, sustainability and repair, but also domestic crafts and hand-making.
Live music venue specialising in Jamaican and Reggae events. 07821 028 421
Just to the north of Moss Side, 'the RNCM exists to educate and train musicians to the highest level in an environment that is musically and creatively stimulating and rich in opportunity; it is focused on nurturing and developing students' capacity to innovate, to inspire others and to be musical leaders of the future.'
SICK! Festival 2022 (previously in 2019 and biannually back to 2013) is an arts and health festival that takes place in the heart of the community. Working with fantastic local & international artists, poets, theatre-makers, musicians and computer game designers, we want to start a conversation about what makes us feel good, and what makes us feel… not so good. SICK! Festival faces up to the complexities of mental and physical health.
Skate Manchester is a non-profit community interest company (CIC) founded by skaters, for skaters. Our mission is to promote and develop skateboarding in Manchester through collective organising.
We want to build a healthier, greener city. Somewhere that’s full of beans. The kind of city you want to live in.
Nature in cities makes a lot of sense – it helps reduce flooding, tackle climate change, and improve air quality. Plus nature supports our health and wellbeing, and provides opportunities to strengthen communities.
Sow the City is an award winning, Manchester-based social enterprise, with a mission to empower communities to grow and live sustainably.
319 Great Western Street M14 4BZ
Stitched Up travels across Greater Manchester delivering activities based around sewing, clothes repair, upcycling and sustainable fashion.
• Workshops and courses
• Talks and demonstrations
• Bespoke activities for schools, charities and other organisations
• Collaborative projects on sustainable fashion, sewing, upcycling and wellbeing
• Employer Supported Volunteering
• Work placements
• Textile reuse.
All members of our team come from an arts background and are skilled makers in their own right, specifically in fashion design, sewing, upcycling and knitting.
Environmental sustainability is at the core of everything we do – all the materials we use in our workshops have been diverted from landfill.
Contact Stitched Up using the links below, or 0161 881 7141
Understanding sustainable consumption requires focus on how people live, how they acquire, appreciate, use and dispose of goods and services, and how innovations can promote a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
In challenging orthodox thinking, our researchers undertake interdisciplinary social scientific analysis of the processes of production and consumption, within a diverse range of scales and contexts. We actively engage with businesses, policy-makers and civil society organisations, striving to inform wider public debate.
The Bike Hive is a community bike project run by volunteers, based in Alexandra Park. We support a growing number of people from across the local area to ride, recycle, build, repair and have fun with bikes.
We provide the equipment, resources and qualified cycle instructors and mechanics. We have a voluntary committee of dedicated local people who oversee the project and act as guardians of the group's mission and finances. Anyone can become a member of the group and there is no cost.
There are lots of inspiring photos on our website (link below).
A community library and resource centre run in partnership between the local community, One Manchester and Manchester City Council.
The Place at Platt Lane
Platt Lane, M14 7FB
0161 227 3744
'The gallery is driven by a mission to work with communities to use art for positive social change, and actively address what matters most in people's lives'.
'At Trinity House our mission is to provide a centre for the community to benefit children, young people, parents and carers by means of education, training, personal development and recreation.'
We can help your community organisation, charity or not-for-profit organisation by advertising for volunteers, and developing and supporting one-off volunteering events and projects known as Volunteer Days and Volunteer Projects. See our leaflet 'Working with student volunteers: PDF link below.
For students: Volunteering is a great way to enhance your University experience. You can make new friends, become part of the local community and develop new skills which will look great on your CV.