Social Accounts

Welcome to the first ever edition of the One Manchester Social Accounts. Following the implementation of our Social Investment Strategy in May 2017, these accounts assess how effectively we have met our four key objectives of:

  • Creating stronger, more resilient communities
  • Creating a stronger, more resilient local economy
  • Improving places and reducing environmental impact
  • Encouraging healthier, happier people in our communities

More details on the communities that we serve and our investment principles are available here.

Please take time to read our social accounts. If you need more information, or you would like to work with One Manchester in a social value context, please email our social investment manager

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A few of the key statistics found in the report are available below:

Key stats include:

  • 81 people supported into regular volunteering positions
  • 32 groups reported an improvement following support and advice from One Manchester
  • 56 community events attracted over 3200 people
  • 25 local organisations benefited from 'in kind' support of £33,525
  • Almost £200k was invested in local voluntary and community sector organisations

Key stats include:

  • 23 apprentices created
  • £40k invested in 10 new businesses via the Catalyst Fund
  • £10k invested in supporting market traders take their first steps
  • 95 people completed work placements
  • 213 people supported into employment
  • 134 people trained
  • £22million spent on suppliers based in Greater Manchester
  • Over £1million saved by users on the 'One Money' service

Key stats include:

  • 345 items of furniture were diverted to landfill and gifted to over 20 organisations
  • 2 new community gardens opened providing space for local people
  • 73 cases of graffiti cleaned
  • 1931 fly-tipping and littering cases resolved

Key stats include:

  • 838 people participated in cultural, sport of leisure activities supported by One Manchester
  • 81% of our sheltered scheme tenants felt less isolated as a result of our organised activities
  • 579 people supported by 4 community shops
  • 146 new customers were supported by our health and wellbeing support team
  • 164 major adaptations were completed to support tenants with access and mobility issues