In the current model of capacity building support, we have a limited budget to spot purchase expertise from other providers. Learning from our experience of the past three years and through listening to feedback, we are implementing some changes.
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The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Manchester are carrying out a review of their funding of third sector organisations. The overall aim is to maximise the value of the third sector contribution. It is not primarily a financial review. The first wider engagement event will be held from 10am to 12am on Thursday 6th June at GMCVO. The event is open to all voluntary and community sector organisation working on health related issues in Manchester.
£30,400 is available in each of the five Wythenshawe wards (Baguley, Brooklands, Northenden, Sharston and Woodhouse Park), which is less than in previous years. Applications must be for projects based in the local area that address local priorities and deliver community benefit.
It is strongly recommend that applications are made as soon as possible because funds are limited and uptake will be very high. Applications will be considered and awarded on a rolling basis and are likely to be allocated early in the financial year.
Manchester Mind, one of the North West’s most forward-thinking and dynamic voluntary sector organisations has an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to take on the role of Treasurer.
With many people in Manchester finding it harder to cope with a wide range of pressures Manchester Mind are finding that more people are experiencing poor mental health. Manchester Mind are now facing increasing demands for their services whilst operating in a challenging funding environment and know that there are even more challenging times ahead.
The Youth and Play Fund is now at the stage of contract negotiation. All successful groups have been informed of how much they have been awarded. Based on reports that Macc has received (from successful organisations) all groups have received less than they applied for, ranging from small cuts of 5% to 33% or more.
New data released from NCVO’s UK Civil Society Almanac 2013 shows the powerful effect that high inflation had on charity sector finances in recent years. NCVO's UK Civil Society Almanac 2013 examines charities' accounts for financial year 2010/11.
In cash terms, the charity sector generated an extra £2bn in income in 2010/11 compared to the previous year, with a total income of £38.3bn. But rising costs – inflation was at 5% – wiped out the effect of this increase and meant that the sector’s real-terms income was almost identical to its level in 2009/10.
Locality is providing support and grants to help hundreds of areas across the country create neighbourhood plans, with a £9.5m fund available.
What is Neighbourhood Planning?
The Localism Act 2011 introduces statutory Neighbourhood Planning in England. It enables communities to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for their area and is intended to give communities more of a say in the development of their local area (within certain limits and parameters).
Do you work in your local community?
Do you want to do more, more easily?
Digital tools could help you, and Community How To has brought together loads of tools on their website.
The service helps community and third sector organisations find digital tools which could help groups do more of what they do best, and helps groups to share their ideas and tools with others.
The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs (including core cost and salaries).
The grants available are:
• Small grants of between £100 - £5,000
• Large grants of over £5,000
The majority of grants are for less than £5,000.