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Community Budgets Pilot

6 Jan 2012 - 09:54 by michelle.foster

Fourteen areas are to pioneer a public service revolution that will slash financial red tape and duplication so they respond to local need and save taxpayers' millions, Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has announced.

The funding strategy known as 'Community Budgets' will let councils, boroughs or neighbourhoods team up with all public services in their patch to combine resources into a single locally coordinated 'pool and save' pot with greater local control of improved services for local people.

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Applications wanted for panel members to appraise ESF Community Learning Grant applications

21 Dec 2011 - 09:50 by michelle.foster

WEA is looking to appoint people with a range of interests and experience to join a pool of appraisal panel members to play a vital role in ensuring the success of the ESF Community Learning Grants Programme they are running in the North West over the next two years.

This role involves appraising up to 20 application forms in each grant round against agreed criteria, making recommendations for approval, and giving constructive feedback.

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Congratulations to Whitemoss Youth and Community Centre

16 Dec 2011 - 13:50 by michelle.foster

The finalists for the Be Proud Awards 2011, which are a celebration of Manchester’s heroes, rewarding volunteering, excellence and outstanding spirit in the community, have been announced.

We would like to congratulate The Whitemoss Youth and Community Centre for being awarded as one of the Community Projects of the Year and we would also like to congratulate Liam England who volunteers at the centre for being awarded as one of the Young Achievers of the Year.

We would like to congratulate all of the winners for their outstanding work in the community!

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Counselling Service at YASP Expanded

15 Dec 2011 - 14:36 by michelle.foster

The counselling service at YASP has recently expanded.

YASP now have 3 counsellors, which translates into 3 times the number of counselling hours available. This means that they don’t have a waiting list at the moment, so young people referred to the service can be seen immediately. Both daytime and early evening appointments are offered.

YASP will see young people aged 15-25 who live in Manchester and who experience, or are at risk from, mental health difficulties. Counselling takes place at YASP above the internet cafe, the sessions are free of charge.

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SITA Trust – Queen Elizabeth II Fields Volunteer Support Fund

15 Dec 2011 - 14:33 by michelle.foster

Do you have an idea for improving your QEII Field, some volunteers and just need a bit of financial help or guidance to get started?

SITA Trust can award up to a maximum of £5,000 for projects where it can be demonstrated that volunteers will be extensively involved in the delivery of a project to physically improve a QEII Field. This could include site clearance, planting, fencing to make the field more healthy and sustainable or even materials to allow volunteers to make improvements to existing community buildings such as refurbishing or creating better access.

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SITA Trust Enhancing Communities Programme - Fast Track Fund

14 Dec 2011 - 15:09 by michelle.foster

Enhancing Communities is the name of SITA Trust's funding programme for community improvement projects.

The SITA Trust will support projects that make physical improvements to community leisure facilities and historic buildings / structures.

Not-for-profit organisations including not for profit organisations, community groups, parish councils, local authorities and charities can apply.

The Fast Track Fund provides grants of up to £20,000, available to not-for-profit organisations with a community improvement project that has an overall cost of no more than £40,000.

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Utility Bills Support from Age Concern

14 Dec 2011 - 10:08 by michelle.foster

Age Concern Manchester is in a position to help any older people in the city who may be worrying about their Water Rates and other utility bills this year.

As pockets are squeezed by rising prices and as winter approaches, they are anxious that vulnerable older people may be very concerned about saving money for higher heating costs and may have problems paying gas, electricity or water bills as they come through their doors in the next couple of months.

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Have Your Say: Help to Shape a Brand New Grant Programme

12 Dec 2011 - 15:21 by michelle.foster

Forever Manchester is working with a well-known Manchester based organisation to develop the criteria and processes for a significant new grant programme. As part of their research Forever Manchester would welcome a few minutes of your time to complete this questionnaire which will help them to understand the current funding needs of groups like yours.

Your response will be combined with those of other groups to gather opinion and to influence the design of the grant programme as well as asking for your opinion on matters which are currently affecting the sector.

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