Salford CVS provides specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector of Salford.

Macc's purpose is to encourage, support and develop the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and local people of Manchester to have a real influence over the places and communities in which they live.

 

Skill Givers is an employer supported volunteering project working with organisations across Manchester and Salford. The project links employers with local voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises, who support their community to get active.
 

The Skill Givers project enables employees of those involved, to donate their valuable skills and experience through short-term volunteering opportunities, helping to build the capacity and sustainability of these local groups. By getting involved, volunteers will also have the opportunity to improve their own wellbeing, along with developing their skills and confidence.

Skill Givers is funded by Sport England’s Opportunity Fund, which aims to encourage people to volunteer to help tackle challenges their communities face. The project will specifically prioritise the eight most deprived areas of Manchester and Salford. The project is delivered in partnership with Macc (active in Manchester since 1981) and Salford CVS (active in Salford since 1973). Both organisations bring expertise in managing volunteer centres and providing capacity-building support to voluntary, community and social enterprise groups in the two cities.

As a result of a three year investment from Sport England an employer supported volunteering IT platform will be developed and launched that will make it easier for:

  • People for who time to volunteer is a barrier to beneficially engage in volunteering

  • VCSE physical activity/sport groups to recruit volunteers for backroom (non-sporting) activity where there are often skills gap

  • VCSE physical activity/sport groups to identify areas of weakness/requiring development and through targeted recruitment bring in people with the skills to address these

  • Businesses to record, measure and evidence their CSR contribution

  • Businesses to improve their employees morale, motivations and skills
     

Macc Ltd. is a charity registered in England and Wales no. 1145921 and a company limited by guarantee no. 7788593 

Salford CVS is a registered charity no. 519361 and company limited by guarantee no. 1948293