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vinspired National Awards

16 Nov 2011 - 16:22 by michelle.foster

v believes in giving young volunteers the recognition they deserve for the amazing work that they do.

The vinspired National Awards celebrate the extraordinary contributions that the most dedicated of England’s young volunteers make to their communities, their peers and the planet.

Anyone can nominate a volunteer for a vinspired National Award.

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The Grimple's Green Grants Scheme

15 Nov 2011 - 15:54 by michelle.foster

The Grimple's Green Grants scheme is provided and administered by the Green Insurance Company. Funding is intended to help small organisations throughout the UK that want to carry out green, environmentally friendly projects but lack the funds to do so.

The scheme aims to encourage people to get involved in their community and surrounding natural environment. Projects should be creative and imaginative and can be anything from creating a community garden to reduce food miles to growing vegetables or a wildlife garden to encourage local biodiversity.

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Review of Charity Law

15 Nov 2011 - 15:26 by michelle.foster

Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, has announced that Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts will lead a full review of the law relating to charities in England and Wales. Lord Hodgson will report to Parliament by summer 2012.

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Consultation on proposed new Citywide Home from Hospital & Handy Person Services

11 Nov 2011 - 14:48 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council wishes potential bidders to express their interest / comment on the Citywide ‘Home from Hospital’ Discharge Support Service & Citywide Handyperson Service.

This specification is at draft stage, and any suggestions or comments from this exercise will be incorporated into the main specification and released at Invitation to Tender stage.

Manchester City Council are looking at splitting the Contract into 2 Lots:
Lot 1 - Citywide Home from Hospital Discharge Support Service
Lot 2 - Citywide Handyperson service

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One day at a time 2012 diary

11 Nov 2011 - 11:34 by michelle.foster

The One day at a time 2012 diary is ready.

The One day at a time diary is:
1. aimed at anyone in the City of Manchester with an interest in recovery from substance misuse: service users and the carers and family members of users as well as professionals
2. pocket-sized at 95 x 180 mm, a week to a page
3. available for as little as £2 per copy (£3.50 a single copy);
4. packed with information sections: 

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Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund

11 Nov 2011 - 11:31 by michelle.foster

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund awards grants to local groups to support community, social or environmental projects with a charitable focus. The Trust’s Area of Benefit concentrates on the areas most affected by aircraft operations.

Each year, Manchester Airport donates £150,000 to the Fund. It also donates the money it receives from airlines who exceed the noise limits when flying out of Manchester Airport.

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Big Lottery Launches Millennium Now Programme

8 Nov 2011 - 12:09 by michelle.foster

The Big Lottery Fund's Millennium Now programme will offer five grants to charities in UK addressing its project areas.

Five project areas have been identified through Channel 4's Big Decision, in which people from across the UK fed back where they wanted £10 million of Lottery funding to go; combined with the results of an Ipsos Mori poll of 2,000 people from across the nation. One grant recipient will be selected from each project area.

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GiveGetGo! Volunteering Programme November Dates

7 Nov 2011 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

GiveGetGo! is a free three session programme and is a great way for you to explore what volunteering is, try out a volunteering activity or two and reflect on your experiences and look ahead.

GiveGetGo! is for young people who are aged between 16-25 and live in Manchester. It is ideal for young people who have little or no experience of volunteering or who are interested in volunteering but want to know more.

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Volunteer Opportunity at Shelter

7 Nov 2011 - 13:05 by michelle.foster

More than one million people a year come to Shelter for advice and support via their website, help lines, and national network of services. Shelter help people to find and keep a home in a place where they can thrive, and they tackle the root causes of bad housing by campaigning for new laws, policies and practice.

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