Applications open - Youth Combined Authority

Closed 26 Jan 2024

Opened 21 Dec 2023


Applications are open for Greater Manchester's Youth Combined Authority!

Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority (GMYCA) was created in February 2018. It was the first of its kind in the country. The YCA gives young people in Greater Manchester the opportunity to have their voices heard and influence GMCA policy and decision making.

Its work comprises of:

  • Advising the Mayor and GMCA on key issues and concerns of young people, and provide solutions
  • Providing a critical voice and scrutinise the work of the Mayor and GMCA
  • Undertaking specific pieces of work (for example, developing ‘Our Pass’ the free bus travel card for young people, and contributing to Greater Manchester’s annual Green Summits)

The YCA is an inclusive body, with diverse members who are able to represent a significant number of other young people. It is currently made up of 52 young people: 20 representatives from youth councils and 32 from other youth groups across the city-region – each organisation has two representatives. 
Member organisations are appointed for a two-year term, and as the current term is drawing to a close, we are now seeking applications from youth organisations who are interested in being part of the Youth Combined Authority from April 2024 until March 2026.
The deadline for applications has now been extended to 5pm 26th January 2024.


  • Young people


  • Young people