Decision details

PCC DN - VRU Venue Booking and Catering – GM Hosted Hope Hack Event

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The reasons for the decision are:

The Hope Collective is a powerful partnership of cross-sector organisations with aligned values and a shared vision; to work together in a spirit of unity to create real change for young people and communities across the UK.
Formed originally to support the 20th anniversary legacy campaign for Damilola Taylor, the Hope Collective is driven by a shared purpose - to establish real change that enables UK's most vulnerable communities to be free from poverty, violence and discrimination. Through activity led by the Hope Collective, young people can discuss their thoughts and solutions on issues that affect them, their lives and their communities. The goal of the Hope Collective is to 'change the narrative' for young people and focus on solutions, not symptoms, and most importantly to focus on their hopes for the future.

The Greater Manchester VRU has organised its second Hope Hack event in collaboration with Programme Challenger, to provide a platform for young people across the ten districts, to explore their thoughts on how to make the city region a safer and fairer place for all.


The Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit are seeking to make the following payments for a VRU hosted GM-wide Hope Hack event:

Lancashire County Cricket Club (Emirates Old Trafford):
A payment to be made of £953.00 to book event space at Lancashire County Cricket Club (Emirates Old Trafford) covering event space for between 35 and 150 attendees well as refreshments (Teas, Coffees, and Water) as well as standard lunch buffet provision covering all participants. The remaining balance of £3,722.00 has been match funded by GMP (paid directly to the venue).

Publication date: 08/07/2024

Date of decision: 04/07/2024