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Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority

The Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority (GMYCA) is a collaborative project which has brought together a wide range of youth-focused organisations and individuals from across the city-region that started life as the Greater Manchester Youth Assembly (GMYA). The GMYA was initiated by young people and supported by all 10 Youth councils in Greater Manchester. It reflects the significant amount of work undertaken by these groups in developing youth voice, representation, and advocacy through the co-production of a range of initiatives in response to the Northern Powerhouse and regional devolution agendas.

At the September 2017 meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority it was agreed that a Youth Combined Authority would be formed which will:

  • Advise the Mayor and GMCA on key issues and concerns of young people, and provide solutions;
  • Provide a critical voice and scrutinise the work of the Mayor and GMCA;
  • Undertake specific pieces of work, e.g. develop the Opportunity Pass, Curriculum for Life, etc.

Greater Manchester’s Youth Combined Authority is the first of its kind in the country, and we want to ensure that it is an inclusive body, with a diverse membership, and consists of members who are able to represent a significant number of other young people.

The Youth Combined Authority’s membership consists of 2 members from each of the 10 Youth Councils and 10 Voluntary Organisation in Gr Manchester:

  • Bolton Youth Council
  • Bolton Lads & Girls Club
  • Bury Youth Council
  • Gorse Hill Studios
  • Greater Manchester Youth Network
  • Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service
  • Manchester Youth Council
  • One Manchester
  • Oldham Youth Council
  • Reclaim
  • Rochdale Youth Council
  • Salford Youth Council
  • Stockport Youth Council
  • Tameside Youth Council
  • The Proud Trust
  • Trafford Youth Council
  • Water Adventure Centre
  • Wigan Youth Council
  • 42nd Street

The inaugural meeting of the GMYCA took place on 28 Feb 2018 – link to visual minutes:

yp friendly minutes PDF




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