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Become a Trustee at Macc

26 Mar 2012 - 13:20 by michelle.foster

Would you like to get involved with supporting and developing the thriving voluntary sector in Manchester?

Macc is a charity which works with the voluntary and community sector in Manchester. Macc are a growing organisation in terms of size, turnover, reputation and influence.

Macc want to recruit new members to their board, to strengthen the diversity of their membership and bring a fresh new approach to their work.

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Manchester City Council helps residents hold Jubilee parties

22 Mar 2012 - 12:50 by michelle.foster

Manchester residents wanting to organise street parties for the Queen’s Jubilee or other events this summer can apply for cash from the City Council.

Under the Manchester Diamond Celebrations scheme, the City Council will make it as easy as possible for residents to hold street parties by providing funding for people hoping to arrange neighbourhood events on or around the Jubilee weekend, running from 1-5 June.

The announcement comes as Her Majesty the Queen prepares to visit Manchester on Friday 23 March, as she begins her Diamond Jubilee tour of the country.

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Adult Learners’ Week 2012 Get Involved

22 Mar 2012 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

What is Adult Learners’ Week?
Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest annual festival of learning; inspiring thousands of people each year to discover how learning can change their lives. Adult Learners' Week has been promoting and supporting adult informal learning in the UK for over 20 years.

Informal Adult Learning includes a massive spectrum from arts and crafts and wider cultural learning, to personal development, active citizenship and the growing agenda of environmental issues.

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The Hilden Charitable Fund – Summer Play Schemes

22 Mar 2012 - 10:07 by michelle.foster

The Hilden Charitable Fund has allocated a small budget to help community groups run summer play schemes for disadvantaged communities. Some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families, and show BME involvement.

Trustees look to fund:
• Projects for children aged 5 to 18 years
• Locally based schemes lasting from 2 to 6 weeks
• Schemes with strong volunteer support

Applications are accepted from voluntary agencies with an income of less than £120,000.

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Changes to HMRC Charities Gift Aid Declarations

22 Mar 2012 - 10:00 by michelle.foster

HMRC has published its updated guidance notes on Gift Aid declarations and provided new model declarations. HMRC have added a new checklist of the minimum information to be included in a declaration if a charity decides to create and use its own declaration form.

The new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Charities Gift Aid declaration form and guidance notes came into effect in late February 2012 and charities have until 31 December 2012 to comply.

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Help a Heart Grants

22 Mar 2012 - 09:57 by michelle.foster

The British Heart Foundation would like to hear from people with ideas to improve heart health across the UK.

If you have an idea for a project that could make a real difference to people living with a heart condition, or those who are at high risk of heart disease, then the Help a Heart Grant could be the kick start your project needs.

The British Heart Foundation have Help a Heart Grants for between £300 and £2,000 available for voluntary and community groups that want to make a real difference in their area.

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Empty Homes Community Grant Programme

16 Mar 2012 - 14:44 by michelle.foster

The Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister published Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England on 21 November 2011, an important part of which is its strategy for tackling empty properties.

The strategy, as part of the Government’s wider approach to housing outlines a number of tools, approaches and potential resources for tackling empty properties, including £100m capital funding from within the 2012-15 Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).

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BBC Children in Need General Grants Programme

16 Mar 2012 - 11:42 by michelle.foster

BBC Children in Need Grants are given which focus firmly on children and young people experiencing disadvantage, organisations are funded which work to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.

The BBC Children in Need's grants programmes are open to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and under.

Organisation and projects must be based in the UK and need to be a registered charity or other not-for-profit organisation.

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