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SMK Campaigner Awards 2012

1 Jun 2012 - 10:26 by michelle.foster

The annual Sheila McKechnie (SMK) Foundation Campaigner Awards programme offers a development package to emerging, grassroots campaigners.

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation are looking for committed individuals who are campaigning for sustainable solutions to social, economic and/or environmental issues, and who, with the right advice and support, could achieve much more.

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VSNW Healthwatch Briefing Paper

1 Jun 2012 - 10:25 by michelle.foster

Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) has created a briefing on Healthwatch following the Health and Social Care Bill receiving Royal Assent.

Following amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill and its passage through Parliament, the VSNW briefing aims to
• Outline the proposed structure, purpose and functions of Local Healthwatch
• Outline the proposed structure, purpose and functions of Healthwatch England
• Outline VSNW’s perspective on the development of Local Healthwatch

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Turing's Sunflowers

30 May 2012 - 11:37 by michelle.foster

The Museum Of Science and Industry (MOSI) are running a growing project called Turing’s Sunflowers to celebrate the life and legacy of Alan Turing, in his centenary year with an experiment in the run up to the Manchester Science Festival 2012.

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The Community Learning Innovation Fund

24 May 2012 - 13:36 by michelle.foster

The Community Learning Innovation Fund, is a new fund designed to support new and imaginative community learning opportunities that encourage adults to take up, succeed and progress in learning, is now open for applications.

Organisations from across England can bid for their share of £4 million from the Community Learning Innovation Fund for projects to develop and offer creative learning opportunities that engage and motivate, in particular, disadvantaged adults.

Projects will be funded to run from September 2012 to 31 July 2013.

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Volunteers' Week 1 - 7 June 2012

24 May 2012 - 12:05 by michelle.foster

Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place on 1-7 June. It celebrates the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK.

The week plays a huge part in raising the profile of the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, while inspiring others to volunteer too.
Organisations hold events and activities to highlight their volunteers and the volunteering that do.

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