Redefining Community in Manchester

The best way to get your head around a place is to experience it – with that in mind, a key part of GM Leaders Plus is field trips. We focus on emerging places, innovative ideas and effective cross-sector partnerships, with trips set up by the team and by candidates. See where we’ve gone in 2022…

Leaders Plus 8: Proposals for London

On Wednesday 30 June, cross-sector Leaders Plus candidates presented their Proposals for London in webinar on the theme of recovery. Virtual audiences of sponsors, mentors, nominators, course contributors and alumni tuned in to take part in Q&A and cast their votes on their favourite presentations.

Local trusts: helping them help Londoners

Providing community services, space and connections is getting tougher. Historically the domain of churches and temples and technically a council responsibility, this key element of local support relies on vulnerable funding – and lots of good will. Local trusts have been delivering that support for decades, and it may be time for them to play a bigger role.