COVID

Here, we aim to create the best information resource for Greater Manchester residents to find out how to thrive during the COVID–19 pandemic. We will share local businesses, cultural institutions and community groups operating during this time. The aim is to be a mutually beneficial operation, first helping residents stay active, healthy, learning and engaged, and secondly helping local businesses attract new clients during this time.

Keep safe, keep distant and keep happy!

Find paid opportunities

Employ GM connects employers who have urgent temporary vacancies with individuals across Greater Manchester, who are available to start working straight away during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Greater.jobs lists jobs in the public sector. The Hut group anounced 100s of new positions

Call out in case of an emergency

Here you can find a list of COVID-19 emergency helplines. Read essential advice.

Find work in the creative sector

The Manchester International Festival has curated the GM Artist Hub.

Get advice on mental health

Join Kooth, an mental wellbeing community.  Check out well-being tools shaped around your life experiences.  Check out new mental health services introduced in response to COVID-19. Access crisis suport

Be Happy

Grow your garden with RHS Bridgewater. Meditate with mediStation. Connect with wellbeing Manchester.

Have (socially distanced) fun!

Every weekend United We Stream will feature musicians from Manchester and across the UK. On May 21st, Manchester's Jazz Festival goes live! See students from Chetham's perform. Here live recordings from Band on the Wall and dive into arts and culture at Home

Explore the local culture!

Listen to guided museum tours with Meet me at the Museum. Watch breathtaking plays at the National Theatre. Check out Manchester's Homemakers.

Read 😊 stories

Check out Good News Manchester for daily positivity. See examples of tech innovations to support people during COVID-19. Get inspired by the technicians who built 3D printed PPE for NHS staff. Read Tortoise media for slower, wiser news. 

Learn something new

Udacity is offering one month of free access! NVCO offers training for voluntary organisations. PyData and Open Data Manchester offer online workshops.

Entertain kids

Check out 5 great virtual events for kids to try at home and Z-arts, an arts and theatre for children and families.

Access community support and funding

Forever Manchester is giving out funding of up to £5000 to community groups around Manchester responding to Covid.