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Exciting New Opportunity in Greater Manchester for 19-24yrs

4 Oct 2019 - 13:52 by michelle.foster

Do you know someone who would love to work in a role, where you get to create and build in venues such as theatres, arts centres and studios?

The Factory Academy’s aim is to open up opportunities by creating entry level roles and development apprenticeships for technicians, producers, managers and front of house staff - roles that don't require formal further or higher educational qualifications.

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Be part of a bigger story – Try Shared Reading in Manchester

4 Oct 2019 - 13:51 by michelle.foster

Shared Reading brings people together through great literature to talk, laugh and share. Drop in to this brand-new monthly Shared Reading group and enjoy listening to a story or poem – no pressure to talk or read.

10am-11.30am on Tuesday 15 October, Tuesday 12 November, Tuesday 17 December at Glass Activity Room, Lower Ground Floor, Manchester Central Library.

Meet people, share experiences, feel connected.

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Free training from the Gambling Support Service for North West organisations

4 Oct 2019 - 13:49 by michelle.foster

It is estimated there are over 400,000 problem gamblers in the UK and the Gambling Support Service delivered by Citizens Advice Wirral is offering free training to frontline staff and volunteers across the North West in order to offer support to any of your service users who might be struggling with this.

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The GM Law Centre Proposed Public Space Protection Order Letter

4 Oct 2019 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

GM Law CentreThe GM Law Centre has drafted a letter in opposition to the proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). The Manchester Homelessness Partnership gathered and shared the views of people who are homeless in the first consultation, but there is still opportunity to influence the Councils decision on it.

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Funding bulletin October 2019

2 Oct 2019 - 09:58 by michelle.foster

MaccInformation for the bulletin is compiled from a number of sources including Grantfinder, and direct from funders themselves. It showcases just a few of the hundreds of funding opportunities available for local community, voluntary and faith organisations.

This bulletin is produced by a partnership of local support and development agencies across Greater Manchester.

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Citizens Advice Manchester Energy Advice Service - Helping people to do their bit for the planet by being energy savvy

27 Sep 2019 - 15:16 by tony.russ

Citizens Advice Manchester have been delivering energy advice for 8 years, and their team of 7 advisers are National Energy Action (NEA) qualified. They are dedicated to helping combat fuel poverty through providing one-to-one advice and support to people experiencing difficulties with their energy costs or who are at risk of fuel poverty. This includes:

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Spare the air - "School children, teachers and Whalley Range Climate Action Group plan a "car idling and parking" ticket scheme to promote clean air

27 Sep 2019 - 14:56 by tony.russ

Today members of the Clean Air and Healthy Streets subgroup of the Whalley Range Climate Action Group met to plan further awareness-raising activities with schools in Whalley Range. The climate action group is an informal network of around 40 local people, currently building-on the success of Clean Air Day in June, which saw a road outside of a Whalley Range school closed to vehicles.

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Real Food Wythenshawe - "Part of a growing awareness of the benefits for both members and the environment of engaging with nature"

27 Sep 2019 - 13:31 by tony.russ

We cycled to Wythenshawe Park this afternoon to visit the Pineapple Cooperative. The park is host to a growing number of eco-friendly projects, the Pineapple Cooperative being one of many. It’s an offshoot (no pun intended) of ‘Real Food Wythenshawe’ and is run entirely for the benefit of the local community. Members are given their own allotment space to grow fruit, veg and flowers inside the beautiful old walls of this historic garden that dates back centuries to the origins of Wythenshawe Hall.

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Touch Wood - "To help tackle climate change, just Touch Wood!"

27 Sep 2019 - 12:41 by tony.russ

To help tackle climate change, just Touch Wood!

Emerge 3Rs started in 1996, carrying out kerbside collections of paper for recycling.  Since then it has gone from strength to strength, becoming both a social business and a registered charity, moving to a base in Smithfield Market and running a range of activities all focused on reducing consumption, reusing resources and recycling responsibly.

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Bridge 5 Mill - "A community of people who are trying to work for the benefit of the environment and sustainability"

26 Sep 2019 - 15:50 by tony.russ

Bridge 5 Mill is a converted Mill based in Ancoats, and serves as the base for 18 different tenant organisations as well. It is also open for use as a venue. From this brief description, you might be led to think that there is nothing out of the ordinary about Bridge 5 Mill, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

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