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Evidence of poverty invited by MPs’ commission

21 May 2012 - 09:57 by michelle.foster

Individuals and organisations from across Greater Manchester are invited to submit their experiences of poverty to a newly-formed commission set up to examine the extent and impact of poverty in the sub-region.

The Greater Manchester Poverty Commission aims to identify the key components of poverty within the Greater Manchester conurbation and to suggest solutions that will improve the lives of people who live in poverty. It will also challenge those who can make a difference to respond.

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2012 offers £1m in matched donations

18 May 2012 - 10:05 by michelle.foster

Online giving service The Big Give Christmas is to match up to £1 million in donations to charities via its site in its 2012 Christmas Challenge.

Charities taking part are invited to encourage their donors to make donations during a short period in the run-up to Christmas. This year, following previous demand for the service, the giving period has been extended to 13 days.

Charities have to set a target and then spend the summer recruiting donors who will pledge to contribute to that target. The donors then give during the Christmas Challenge period.

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Charity Commission new web pages

18 May 2012 - 10:02 by michelle.foster

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has developed new web pages that make the charitable sector more transparent to the public.

The new pages on the Charity Commission website show:
• A graphical overview of the sector
• The sector broken down by charity income size
• Larger charities (income over £500k) divided by income source
• Top 10 charities by a number of criteria including income, spending and those with documents overdue (by income size)

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Local Healthwatch – Online discussions about the issues around the regulations

17 May 2012 - 15:16 by michelle.foster

The Department of Health (DH) Healthwatch Team are running a period of engagement with key stakeholders, as well as the wider public, on the issues relating to the regulations for local Healthwatch.

DH are welcoming those with expert knowledge about the current LINks regulations, and associated issues for local Healthwatch regulations, to take part.

The online discussions are for the wider community to engage on these issues.
The discussions will be held on:
Tuesday 29 May 2012, 18:00 - 19:00
Monday 11 June 2012, 12:30 - 14:00

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Civil Society question time debate videos - The coalition government two years on

17 May 2012 - 14:40 by michelle.foster

On 16 May Civil Society Media and NCVO hosted a special debate with representatives from the coalition government, Lords Hodgson and Wallace, Labour shadow minister for civil society Gareth Thomas, and Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO.

The panel was chaired by the editor of Charity Finance, Andrew Hind CB and questions were posed by an array of charity chief executives.

Civil Society have published videos of the debate which reveal a picture of the issues the sector cares about most as the coalition reaches the end of its second year in power.

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The Provision of Residential & Short Break Respite Care for Children & Young People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Manchester

17 May 2012 - 14:13 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council have published a new contract on The Provision of Residential & Short Break Respite Care for Children & Young People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Manchester

Manchester City Council are inviting potential service providers to apply for this contract.

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Sainsbury's stores seek local charity nominations

17 May 2012 - 14:03 by michelle.foster

Supermarket Sainsbury's is inviting customers and colleagues to nominate their favourite local charity at their local store. The selected charities will receive a year's worth of fundraising and awareness raising support from that store.

How do I nominate a charity?
• Local charity partner nominations are open until Wednesday 23 May 2012
• A nomination box and forms will be placed at the front of every main and convenience store, as well as in depots and support centres
• Fill in the form, drop it in the box and you're done

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