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Find a conference, meeting room or other venue space in your local district or across other areas in Greater Manchester

Bolton
The Bolton Hub - www.boltoncvs.org.uk/the-bolton-hub  
The Victoria Hall - www.boltonmethodistmission.co.uk/venues.html  
The Octagon Theatre - www.octagonbolton.co.uk/Hire.asp

Bury
Oddfellows House - www.oddfellows.co.uk/Site/Content/branchfinder.aspx?LID=110527&PC=BL9 0TH  
General - www.thebestof.co.uk/local/bury/business-guide/popular/venues  
Bury Town Hall - www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2177 

Manchester
The St. Thomas Centre is a recently refurbished Grade 2 Georgian Church within easy reach of both Manchester City Centre and Piccadilly Station. The main hall can cater for over 100 people, including use of Wi-fi, PA system, hearing loop, overhead projector and screen. There are six other meeting rooms available which can cater for up to 30 people, depending on layout. There is a portable hearing loop system for use in Rooms 3 or 4. www.gmcvo.org.uk/stc

LGF (The Lesbian and Gay Foundation) offer a number of different sized rooms for hire either during the day or evenings, including weekends, which are accessible for most levels of mobility at the heart of the city centre - www.lgf.org.uk/room-hire/

Manchester Community Central has a directory of groups in Manchester, choose 'venue' under the themed options for a list of venues and meeting space - www.onecentralplace.org/  

Breakthrough offer accessible room hire for meetings and events, which includes free parking for up to 50 cars, a fully accessible building (including hoist and shower facilities), equipment hire, catering and British Sign Language interpreters and lip speakers.  Their main hall holds up to 80 people, their board room holds up to 20 people, and their meeting room holds up to six people.  View their facilities online - www.breakthrough-uk.com

Oldham
Community Centre - www.oldham.gov.uk/ndc-community-centre.htm  
The Grange Arts Centre - www.grangeartsoldham.co.uk

Rochdale
Rochdale Community Centres - www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/business/C/175/community-centres  

Salford
www.salford.gov.uk/venue-hire.htm  
www.salford.gov.uk/venuehire.htm  
www.salford.gov.uk/pendletongateway.htm

Stockport
Please get in touch if you would like us to promote your venue space here.

Tameside
http://t3sc.org/assets/TamesideroomdirectorySept09.pdf 

Trafford
Trafford Council: www.trafford.gov.uk/content/lettings/ 
Park House www.vcatrafford.org/park-house-room-hire

Wigan and Leigh
A directory of community centre venues from Wigan Council:
www.wigan.gov.uk/Services/CommunityLiving/CommunityCentres/  
Leisure Venues also offer multi-purpose venues to suit your need: www.wlct.org/Leisure/Halls/vhire.htm

More information:

Building Success Online Toolkit - Building success is a free online toolkit to support the development of community design projects (community building & landscape projects). It is based on 10 success factors central to projects and structured on 6 project development stages. It will enable your project team to review progress, identify the potential risks and keep your project on track. The pack was developed by the community hubs team at GMVCO and was funded through GMVSS. www.building-success.org.uk

Community Hubs - a specialist team within GMCVO with the task of strengthening the VCS through the development of Hubs – i.e. places or spaces, of energy that generate community or neighbourhood activity

Online commercial directory of offices and other buildings that is available to rent or buy.

MyCommunity space website - A new website has been launched in the North West, to help groups find or let premises.  Designed especially for the community and voluntary sector, the free resource aims to be the online guide for those organisations with space requirements and to help community organisations generate room income.

Set up and run by Community Matters, you can look for a space to base your activities (whether it is desk space, meeting room, hall or studio etc), Advertise the premises you currently have for hire, find specialist premises-related advice on issues from hiring and letting space to repairs and intenance or find training and events in relation to premises.  Visit www.mycommunityspace.org.uk

If you would like to recommend a venue for this list, please contact Adrienne on 0161 277 1008 or adrienne.hunter@gmcvo.org.uk

This page was last updated on 1st June 2011