The women we support at Smart Works Greater Manchester come to see us from all over the city.

For unemployed women looking for work – our clients receive advice and guidance, support to translate lived experience into core competencies for applications, creating a CV/cover letter/introduction emails.  This service helps women feel positive about their next steps, prior to securing an interview and can complement other employment support they may be receiving.

For unemployed women with a confirmed interview – our clients receive a complete outfit of clothes and accessories, theirs to keep, and we provide one-to-one preparation training so they feel more confident and start believing in their own ability to succeed.

Our services and support can be transformative.

All of our Smart Works service delivery is provided by our team of over 40 highly skilled, fully trained volunteers.

We are incredibly proud to report that of the clients we are able to contact throughout the year, 69% have gone on to succeed at their job interview!

Smart Works Greater Manchester were delighted to win: ‘Best Not-for-Profit’ at the Stockport Business Awards 2019, ‘Small Charity Big Impact’ and ‘Trustee of the Year’ at the North West Charity Awards 2017.

“I was only too happy to support Smart Works Greater Manchester. It’s a marvellous charity and it couldn’t be more important in these challenging times, to support women in any way possible.”

– Lisa, Smart Works Greater Manchester supporter

We have 2 Smart Works centres, if  you’re coming to see us our addresses are below.


Stockport Centre:

2nd Floor, 65-81 St Petersgate


Manchester City Centre:

3rd Floor, Holyoake House
Hanover Street, Manchester
M60 0AS


Life at Smart Works Greater Manchester

Here is a snapshot of what day to day life is like in Manchester

Fundraising events to help secure vital funds

Our amazing sales where you can find beautiful items at discounted prices

Finding the perfect outfit

Cycling to raise funds 

The team coming together for a quick cuppa 

Donations from our corporate supporters

The perfect rail

Thank you cards from successful clients

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