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Deaf Active Volunteering Experience

22 Nov 2011 - 11:20 by michelle.foster

Manchester Deaf Centre is pleased to announce the launch of a new youth project which is being funded for 18 months through Manchester City Council Youth Fund.

Deaf Active Volunteering Experience (D.A.V.E.) is a 7-month programme which will provide young people with an opportunity develop their personal and professional skills across a range of subjects through a variety of methods, in fun, meaningful and flexible ways.

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Community Action Against Crime: Innovation Fund

22 Nov 2011 - 10:11 by michelle.foster

Manchester residents are being invited to apply for funding to help them reduce crime in their neighbourhoods.

Organisations across the city, including charities and social enterprises as well as residents’ groups, are being invited to apply for grants from the Home Office’s £10m Community Action against Crime: Innovation Fund.

The pot is now open to applications and groups are able to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £15,000 or between £15,000 and £50,000.

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Localism Bill Receives Royal Ascent

17 Nov 2011 - 12:04 by michelle.foster

The Localism Bill was given Royal Assent on 15 November 2011.

The Bill will devolve greater powers to councils and neighbourhoods and give local communities more control over housing and planning decisions.

The Localism Bill includes five key measures that underpin the Government's approach to decentralisation.
Community rights
Neighbourhood planning
Housing
General power of competence
Empowering cities and other local areas

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Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation Grants

17 Nov 2011 - 11:15 by michelle.foster

Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation supports projects in children’s hospitals and hospices throughout the UK to enrich and enhance the lives of patients.

The Foundation funds projects that will ensure that whilst in hospital and hospice care, children can still play, socialise and recuperate from treatment in a child friendly environment. Their innovative rage of funding projects includes: arts, music and play therapy programmes; sensory equipment and facilities; respite care; state of the art equipment and parent accommodation.

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The Charity Service Donate Now Facility

17 Nov 2011 - 10:12 by michelle.foster

Get Your Charity Online For Christmas

In these testing economic times it is more and more difficult for charitable groups to raise funds for their cause. Statistics show that in the last three years online giving has increased by 69%.

The Charity Service is a Manchester based charity and can help you get online to fundraise before Christmas. The Charity Service have a Donate Now facility that can be uploaded on your website with no monthly fee. This service is administered by them which leaves you free to concentrate on your charitable business.

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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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