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General election guidance for VCSE organisations

20 Nov 2019 - 10:44 by helen.walker

Macc is already experiencing some of the effects of the pre-election or ‘Purdah’ period, which has seen conferences cancelled, meetings being postponed and consultations deferred.

It is important that voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations are able to campaign and argue for policy changes that could benefit the people and communities of Manchester. Please find below a document with guidance on what we can and can’t say and do in the run up to 12 December.

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National HIV Testing Week 16-22 November 2019

8 Nov 2019 - 09:38 by michelle.foster

National HIV Testing WeekThe PaSH (Passionate about Sexual Health) partnership is a collaboration between BHA for Equality, George House Trust and LGBT Foundation. PaSH provide a sexual health improvement programme for populations most-at-risk of HIV and support the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV.

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – next deadline 2 December 2019

6 Nov 2019 - 12:35 by michelle.foster

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable TrustJoseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) is a responsive grant-making trust. Trustees have agreed on the following priority areas and welcome applications for funds under each of these headings: Peace and Security; Power and Accountability; Rights and Justice; Sustainable Future; and Northern Ireland.

JRCT is interested in funding work which:

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Free Holidays in Historic Buildings for Charities and Non-Profits

6 Nov 2019 - 12:33 by michelle.foster

The Landmark TrustThe Landmark Trust ‘50 for Free’ scheme is back! It offers 50 self-catering breaks in historic buildings to the nominees of charities and non-profit organisations. 50 short breaks in landmarks across England, Scotland and Wales going directly to those who most need a break.

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Doing Buses Differently – proposed franchising scheme for Greater Manchester

6 Nov 2019 - 12:24 by michelle.foster

Doing Buses DifferentlyThe consultation is about how buses in Greater Manchester should be run in the future and whether the proposed franchising scheme should be introduced. The consultation questions are about the proposed franchising scheme, which is how the Greater Manchester Combined Authority propose bus franchising would work in practice.

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