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Youth and Play Fund Evaluation

1 Aug 2013 - 15:43 by michelle.foster

Voluntary Youth Manchester, Macc and Manchester City Council are jointly conducting an evaluation of the recent Youth and Play Fund Commissioning process.

One part of the data collection for the evaluation is an on-line survey and we would very much welcome your participation. To complete the survey, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/youth_and_play_commissioning_evaluation, by Sunday 18 August.

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Together Works: Social Investment Readiness Programme for Manchester Social Enterprises

30 Jul 2013 - 10:55 by michelle.foster

Together Works is the social enterprise network for Greater Manchester and they are supporting Manchester-based organisations to create or improve their business plans to enable them to secure income by trading for profit.

The Social Enterprise sector is the fastest growing sector in the UK and can help Greater Manchester’s economy grow and create sustainable jobs. Many organisations and people have great ideas or are already successfully trading on a small scale but don’t feel ready or able to scale up. Together Works can help.

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Right to Control

29 Jul 2013 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

Developing the Skills of Disabled People and their organisations to provide Whole Life Planning and Peer Support to Disabled People

From the end of August through till the end of November the Manchester Area Partnership will be providing free knowledge sharing opportunities, briefings, training events and 1:1 business coaching.

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Mental Health Commissioning Intentions Survey

26 Jul 2013 - 15:33 by john.butler

Since April 2013, North, Central and South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups have taken on responsibility for organising and paying for NHS Mental Health services in Manchester. They have just released their draft commissioning intentions document that describes how they think Mental Health services should look by 2015. You can find out more at their web pagehttp://www.manchester.nhs.uk/commissioning/mental-health-commissioning-i... .

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Get your nomination in for a Spirit of Manchester Award by Friday!

26 Jul 2013 - 10:00 by michelle.foster

Don't miss this chance to highlight your work and gain recognition. The Spirit of Manchester Awards, managed by Macc, celebrate and highlight all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester in these hard times. Make sure you get your nominations in by the end of Friday 2 August.

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Google for Nonprofits programme is extended to charities in England and Wales

26 Jul 2013 - 09:59 by michelle.foster

The Google for Nonprofits programme, which offers charities free and discounted access to online collaboration tools, advice, and free Google advertising, has now been extended to charities registered in England and Wales. Previously it was available only to eligible nonprofits in the USA since it was established in 2011.

Charities approved for the Google for Nonprofits programme in the UK will receive at no charge access to:

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Hate Crime Strategy – Third Party Reporting Centres

26 Jul 2013 - 09:56 by michelle.foster

In January this year, The Manchester Community Safety Partnership launched its new Hate Crime Strategy - Let's End Hate Crime for Manchester.

This strategy sets out a clear vision for tackling hate crime in Manchester against the following five key partnership priorities:
1. Prevent hate crime
2. Increase the reporting of hate crime and hate incidents
3. Take effective action against perpetrators
4. Support victims of hate crime
5. Improve partnership responses

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MC-UK - Food Parcel Distribution

26 Jul 2013 - 09:53 by michelle.foster

MC-UK will be distributing food parcels (lamb pilau rice – (halal) drink and a snack bar) from Monday 29 July until Wednesday 7 August.

The aim is to distribute to those who are vulnerable both Muslim and non-Muslim.

Parcels will be allocated on a first come first basis as there are a limited number available – MC-UK are happy to come and distribute to yourself during the dates mentioned above. MC-UK require testimonials from staff at the centre, and possibly photos of the beneficiaries (where appropriate) and a confirmation of how many parcels are required.

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Free trees for school, community and youth groups

19 Jul 2013 - 09:47 by michelle.foster

The Woodland Trust have 4000 free tree packs to give away to school, community and youth groups this autumn.

Bring your community together to do something good for your neighbourhood by applying for the chance to receive a free tree pack to plant in November 2013.

Each pack is worth £30, £105 or £420. All you need to do is find a suitable site and supply the volunteer planters and tree protection.

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