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NatWest Community Force

7 Dec 2011 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

The successful projects funded through Community Force have been announced. Congratulations to:
Ukranian Supplementary School
Lesbian and Gay Foundation
Broughton House Home for ex-servicemen

Many more groups in Manchester were part of this process. We understand that some people had difficulty registering votes for their preferred Projects. We want to hear about your experiences. Please email us on info@mcrcommunitycentral.org. We will collate all comments received and feed them back to the funder.

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ESF Community Learning Grants

6 Dec 2011 - 15:32 by cheryl.mcalister

Does your group want to help people overcome barriers and gain the skills and confidence to get back into work?

Nearly £2m is available to be given out over the next two years in the North West as through the European Social Fund as ESF Community Learning Grants

These are grants from £1,000 up to a maximum of £12,000 available to support some of the hardest to reach communities and individuals, to help people access further learning or training that could lead to employment.

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Advice Services Fund

1 Dec 2011 - 14:02 by michelle.foster

The Government has made up to £16.8 million for a programme called the Advice Services Fund to support organisations in the free advice sector that have been affected by reductions in public spending. The programme aims to enable not-for-profit advice organisations to continue providing free services to people in their communities in England.

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NHS Manchester - Service User and Carer Engagement - VCS Funding Survey

30 Nov 2011 - 11:35 by michelle.foster

During these challenging financial times, NHS Manchester is trying to make sure that their money is spent in the most efficient and effective way, providing the best value services for local people. NHS Manchester are working with all providers of services, including voluntary and community sector organisations to ensure this is done.

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Local society lottery opens small grants programme for Greater Manchester

28 Nov 2011 - 13:27 by michelle.foster

Communities across England, Scotland and Wales are starting to benefit from the £50 million a year from the good causes money raised by local society lotteries through the new Health Lottery.

And projects in Greater Manchester are now invited to apply for a Healthy Communities Small Grant from the People’s Health Trust, the independent charity responsible for deciding how the good causes money raised through the Health Lottery is spent.

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Manchester City Council Update - Industrial action on 30 November

28 Nov 2011 - 09:23 by michelle.foster

A large number of unions have balloted over the proposed public sector pension reforms, and as a result have informed the Council they are in favour of industrial action.

Industrial action has now been confirmed to take place on 30 November. Manchester City Council want to make you aware of the services that may be affected and to let you know where you can get the most up-to-date information.

See below to read the update from Manchester City Council and for information on the TUC march and rally.

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Places People Play - Protecting Playing Fields

23 Nov 2011 - 14:24 by michelle.foster

Sport England have launched the Places People Play programme to create a legacy of participation for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, investing £10 million of National Lottery funding in community sports projects over three years from 2011-2014.

The Protecting Playing Fields (PFF) scheme will fund capital projects to establish, develop and improve playing fields for community and sporting use.
Successful projects will evidence the future management, maintenance and sporting use of the site with protection of the site for at least 25 years.

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The Co-operative Membership Community Fund

23 Nov 2011 - 14:11 by michelle.foster

The Co-operative Membership Community Fund awards grants of between £100 and £2,000 to community, voluntary, or self-help groups to run projects that carry out positive work in the community.

Projects must:
• address a community issue
• provide a good long-term benefit to the community
• support co-operative values and principles
• ideally be innovative in its approach

Community groups, voluntary groups, self-help groups, community charities or local branches of national charities are eligible to apply.

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