We're an award winning charity that supports people who face social exclusion in Greater Manchester.
We're a female-led charity that works closely with the communities and people that access our projects to create inspiring experiences and opportunities. Together, we address and dismantle inequality by identifying and breaking down barriers.
Our vision is a robust and more inclusive social environment for adults seeking sanctuary and diverse young people.
Our mission is to build agency, aspiration and opportunity for mainly women and young people to improve their overall life chances through creative engagement.
We work with children and young people from lower-income backgrounds so they have better access to out-of-school learning and activities that will build their confidence, skill set and sense of belonging.
Economically disadvantaged families and individuals can develop their skills and social networks with us, broadening their horizons through access to workshops and volunteering opportunities to gain vital employment skills.
We challenge stereotypes around culture and immigration in a supportive and safe environment to help create a more positive narrative and understanding in society.
We work in partnership with the people we represent and our funders, sponsors, donors and other organisations to support our vision to build a stronger, more inclusive society for everyone to enjoy.
“There’s no way you can talk about Magdalen without a big smile coming to your face as her energy and enthusiasm are simply infectious. She is 100% committed to ensuring often unheard voices are clearly listened to, and works with a passion, integrity and kindness that inspires all around her. It’s been a joy to experience first-hand participants flourish under Magdalen’s care and be supported to further their own skills and social networks.”
Sarah Hiscock, Engagement Manager - Manchester International Festival
Our work is made possible thanks to our funders and supporters