Positive Engagement Programme


We are pleased to announce a new fund for the city – the Positive Engagement Programme.

To ensure that the city’s children and young people are able to grow up safe, happy, healthy and successful, they need to feel that they are part of safe places and communities. We have teamed up with One Manchester and Manchester Community Safety Partnership to launch a programme for the city aimed at a positive and sustained approach to improving opportunities for young people and reducing anti-social behaviour (ASB) – based on the values, principles and practices of good youth work.

We are looking for organisations who can mobilise local partnerships, experts in detached youth work, with a focus on linking and encouraging young people in to quality provision and other positive opportunities. We want bold and creative ideas, a track record in delivery and a willingness to work with us to create a sustained positive difference to both young people’s lives and the communities in which they live.

The fund is live from 31st May 2018 and the deadline for applications is Friday 29th June at 5pm. Please send completed applications to applications@youngmanchester.org, using ‘Positive Engagement Programme’ as the subject. 

Overall funding available is £250,000. Funding is available for the delivery of location specific, detached youth work with young people aged 8 – 19 years.

Please read the prospectus and guidance in full before applying.

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Positive Engagement Programme – Prospectus

Positive Engagement Programme – Guidance for Applicants

Positive Engagement Programme – Application Form