In Manchester the ChangeUp consortium is led by Greater Manchester Centre For Voluntary Organization. GMCVO is the support (infrastructure) organisation for the voluntary sector in the sub-region of Greater Manchester. The organisation's main aim is to strengthen the voluntary sector, build bridges with other sectors, and influence local and national policy.
GMCVO's work is representing, promoting and developing voluntary organisations, working in partnership with other organisations doing similar work.
GMCVO represent, promote and develop voluntary organisations, working in partnership with other relevant local and national support organisations. GMCVO represents the sector within a number of key partnerships including the Greater Manchester Forum, and is widely consulted on policy and other issues by local statutory organisations, government agencies and organisations from the private and academic sector with an interest in the voluntary sector. We are the lead body for the Greater Manchester Voluntary Sector Support Consortium (ChangeUp
), and for the Greater Manchester Learning Consortium.