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The Baring Foundation's Arts Project Programme has reopened for 2012

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00 by michelle.foster

The programme seeks to fund arts organisations in the United Kingdom that are currently working with older people that can demonstrate the impact their work is making on the quality of life and artistic practice of individuals or communities, and that need help with their core costs to help them to sustain or develop this work.

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Age Concern Manchester - Social Club

17 Aug 2011 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

With the Social Club you can meet up with old friends and make some new ones.

The Social Club Meet at Age Concern Day Centre, Varley Street, Miles Platting, on the second Thursday of every month, from 13:30 – 15:30.

Refreshments are provided and there is a raffle that costs £1 to enter.

For further information and to join, contact Diane, on 0161 205 3851, or email: diane.aronwich@silverservice.org.uk.

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Age Concern Manchester - Travel Club

17 Aug 2011 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

With the Travel Club you use your bus pass to get free or reduced travel around Greater Manchester and beyond on buses, trams and trains and visit places of interest.

The Travel Club meets at the Age Concern Head Office, 24 Mount Street, Manchester M2 3NN, at 10:30 on:

The first Thursday of every month – the next trip is on 1 September, which will be going to Portland Basin, for further information and to take part contact Diane, on 0161 205 3851, or email: diane.aronwich@silverservice.org.uk.

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Riots Briefing for Voluntary and Community Sector Groups

15 Aug 2011 - 11:13 by michelle.foster

All of us who love our city have been saddened, angered, frustrated and even scared by recent events.

This is a time when the voluntary and community sector can help support affected communities and ensure the city stays calm. Manchester has hundreds of voluntary and community groups who provide services and create relationships. Often, we’re the ones who are able to work with people who aren’t in contact with statutory services, we have a unique relationship with local communities, we’re trusted and we can play a huge role over the next few days and weeks.

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NCVO Report – Counting the Cuts

12 Aug 2011 - 14:13 by michelle.foster

NCVO have published the 'Counting the Cuts' report detailing the impact of spending cuts. It contains lots of information and statistics and lists the recommendations to Government.

The new research report, Counting the cuts, shows that according to the Government's own figures charities are facing nearly £3 billion in cuts over the spending review period (2011-2015).

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Channel 4 seeks hardworking individuals from the voluntary and community sector to feature in a series about working life and pay in Britain

12 Aug 2011 - 09:24 by michelle.foster

Each week Channel 4 will follow a small group of talented individuals with contrasting jobs and salaries as they spend time experiencing and comparing each other’s working lives. By doing this they hope to challenge assumptions about jobs people do and see first-hand why certain jobs are worth their wage (or sometimes worth more).

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The University of Manchester’s Volunteering and Community Engagement’s Services

11 Aug 2011 - 15:19 by michelle.foster

Do you have a specific task that a group of student volunteers can help with?

The University of Manchester has a dedicated Volunteering and Community Engagement Team which encourages and supports their students to volunteer in the local community. The Team work in partnership with charities and not-for-profit organisations to source volunteer opportunities for their students.

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Apply for your free paint - from Crown Paints

11 Aug 2011 - 14:04 by michelle.foster

Crown Paints, is calling on businesses, voluntary organisations, schools and colleges to apply for some free paint.

The 200-year-old company based in Darwen, wants applications for donations to help spruce up interiors in need of some TLC.

Organisations interested in applying must explain why they want the paint, whether it is to redecorate a meeting room, jazz up a care home or supply students with paint for an art project.

Winners from every region will be chosen later this year. They will then pick their paint from a range of 250 Crown products.

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Citizen Advocate Volunteers needed at Mencap

11 Aug 2011 - 13:45 by michelle.foster

Would you like to share your interests and make a real difference in someone’s life?

Manchester mencap is a local charity associated to National Mencap but doesn’t receive any funding from them. Manchester mencap represent the rights and interests of people with a learning disability and their carers.

Manchester mencap are looking for volunteer Citizen Advocates to support people who have a learning disability who live in the Manchester area.

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Locality seeks hosts to train community organisers

10 Aug 2011 - 10:26 by michelle.foster

Locality, the national network for communities ambitious for change, is coordinating a new OCS funded nationwide programme of community organising. This three-year programme will provide 500 training placements across England for individuals wanting to gain experience and Open College Network qualifications in Community Organising and at the same time will create a new home-grown movement of community organising for the 21st century, grown directly from the strengths, concerns and hopes of communities across the country.

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