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Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Accord

On September 24th 2021, the Mayor and Leaders from the Greater Manchester local authorities signed the second formal Accord with the 17,000 voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) organisations in Greater Manchester.

Refresh of the VCSE Accord – VSCE Leadership Greater Manchester (external website)

The Accord is a three-way collaboration agreement between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and NHS GM and the GMVCFSE Sector represented by the GM VCFSE Leadership Group, based in a relationship of mutual trust, working together, and sharing responsibility. Its purpose is to further develop how we work together to improve outcomes for Greater Manchester’s communities and citizens.

New Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector Accord signed with Greater Manchester Leaders

Read the Greater Manchester VCSE Accord 2021-2026 (PDF, 576KB)

Read the Greater Manchester VCSE Accord Annex (PDF, 391KB)

Read the Greater Manchester VCSE Accord Implementation Plan (PDF, 1.8MB)

In October 2023, the GMCA approved a Fair Funding Protocol with the VCSE sector. This is a supplement to the GM VCSE Accord and aims to improve the financial relationship between GMCA and VCSE organisations. It applies to all new grants and contracts let by GMCA using its own budget.

GMCA and VCFSE sector Fair Funding Protocol