GM’s Hidden Talent programme in Bury and Wigan.

logo for GM’s Hidden Talent programme in Bury and Wigan.


Greater Manchester’s Hidden Talent is co-funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). The programme is led by Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO).

Hidden Talent works exclusively with hidden young people. These are young people who are not employed, not in education or training, and not claiming the benefits to which they are entitled.

The two-year programme (March 2019 – March 2021) will provide holistic key worker support to hidden young people, helping them progress towards employment whilst improving their self-esteem, confidence and wellbeing. It will also work with employers to help them understand the barriers faced by young people and how to attract, retain and develop young talent.

Funding from the National Lottery Community Fund focuses on supporting young people in Bolton, Manchester and Salford, whilst the financing from GMCA enables support to be delivered across the rest of Greater Manchester.


We are looking for organisations to bid to deliver the service in either one or both local authorities areas of Bury and Wigan.

Organisations must have the ability to identify, reach out to and engage with hidden young people (young people aged 18 – 25 who are not employed, not in education or training and not claiming any benefits)

The contract will commence on 1st August 2019 and run until the end of the programme on 24th March 2021.

Email [email protected] for the bidding documents.

The bidding documents contain the full criteria, specification, eligibility and instructions.

Organisations will be required to submit a bid by:

Monday 17th June, 12 noon.


If you have any questions about the process, please refer to our FAQs below.

If you have any further questions, please email [email protected] and you will receive a response within three working days