Welcome to the Manchester Partnership

This website provides information about the Manchester Partnership, its activities and its vision for the city to 2025 as expressed in the Manchester Strategy.

Following the close of the public consultation for the Manchester Strategy, the Manchester Leaders Forum wishes to thank all those who took the time to tell us their dream for Manchester 2025.

There were over 2,300 responses, evidence of an unprecedented number of residents, businesses and partners wanting to engage in and be a part of the city’s future. The overwhelming number of these responses were truly aspirational and they were woven into the second draft of the Manchester Strategy which was presented at Scrutiny on the 17th of December (Papers available). 

From the final draft, a plan to achieve the vision drawing together commitments from residents, businesses and partners was put into action.

The final version of the Manchester Strategy was published in March 2016.

The strategy forms the framework through which partners, businesses, voluntary and community organisations and individuals can work together to achieve common goals. It is for all the communities in Manchester and shows that everyone has a part to play in improving life in Manchester. Working together we can make changes to ensure that Manchester is a place where anyone would choose to live, work, invest or visit.

The Manchester Partnership tackles the toughest problems residents say affect their lives. In doing so, the Partnership is delivering the Manchester Strategy and the vision for a world-class city as competitive as the best international cities

        • that stands out as enterprising, creative and industrious;
        • with highly skilled and motivated people;
        • living in successful neighbourhoods whose prosperity is environmentally sustainable;  
        • where all our residents can meet their full potential, are valued and secure.

In making these changes, men and women in Manchester are now living longer; teenage pregnancies have been reduced; fewer homes are burgled and streets are safer.

The Manchester Partnership makes a difference - to people, to communities, to all those living, studying and working in the city but there is still a great deal of work to do to make Manchester a place where people increasingly choose to live, bring up their children and work.

The Partnership is a team of public, private and third sector organisations that work together on delivering Manchester's Community Strategy, with the shared aim of making Manchester a better place to live, work and visit.