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In Greater Manchester, young people will identify community spaces that are important to them and co-design an #OurSpace Manifesto with their owners and campaign for others to get involved 

Greater Manchester Youth Network

Young people with special educational needs and disabilities will campaign for changes to public transport in order to make other community spaces in Greater Manchester more accessible. 

Comics Youth

LGBTQ+ young people with experience of mental ill health will design and create ‘Public living rooms’ in disused shop fronts and run-down community spaces in Liverpool 

The Proud Trust

LGBT+ young people are running an awareness campaign to improve community cohesion, and supporting schools with peer support groups and LGBTQ+ resources. Supported through our #iwill fund

Royal Exchange Theatre

Runs theatre workshops with young people from Special Educational Needs (SEN) and mainstream schools to break down barriers and support new friendships.

Manchester Metropolitan University

Worked in partnership with fellow Belong partner 42nd Street to train a group of young co-researchers to investigate how loneliness affects young people across the UK.

Gaddum Centre

Works in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, using music, digital tools and AI to connect young carers and help them discuss their feelings.

42nd Street

Equipped local community groups in Greater Manchester with the skills and confidence to support young people who experienced trauma following the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017.