An on-going support programme for VCSE leaders focused on Learning together, Empowerment, Advocacy and Delivering for communities in Manchester.


We want leaders in Manchester to access the very best support – this project allows us to harness the expertise and experience across the private and voluntary sectors, providing a really outstanding offer for leaders in the city.

The programme we are establishing is also firmly rooted in the needs of VCSE leaders and shaped by them – Polly’s approach is bespoke, human and interpersonal. It is also joyful – we all need to be uplifted at the moment, and this work does that – both the programme itself and working with these fantastic partners.

This feels like the beginning of an exciting journey – there is a lot more to come in the coming months and years!



To apply, please complete the short form HERE.

Please let us know why you would like to take up this opportunity and what you would hope to get out of it. This can be for entirely focused on yourself, your organisation, or a combination of both.

Please also confirm here that if offered a place, you would be able to commit to it in full.

If you prefer, you can apply via verbal discussion. Please let us know if there are any adjustments we should be aware of to enable access.

To find out more or discuss the programme before you apply, please email enquiries@youngmanchester.org or call Nicola Furness on 07588 154621.

The deadline for the first intake is 5pm on Wednesday 31st March 2021.

Information about the second course will be shared in due course.