On 13 July, the Government launched a consultation on family migration. The consultation is about better family migration: better for migrants, communities and the UK as a whole.
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The Royal Brewery Fund’s priority is to encourage and support grass-root community activity. This means small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage active participation from volunteers, have minimal cash reserves and limited access to funding support.
Applications are invited from community groups based in the Moss Side and Hulme areas that wish to improve circumstances for people within these communities.
Are you working with or are aware of a group or individuals keen to engage their street or local area in positive activities?
Would they benefit from training or support to help them to involve others, organise events and develop ideas for projects?
Eco Streets is a community grants programme open to residents in south and central Manchester funded through Manchester City Council and partners and managed by Groundwork.
The Home Office has granted funding to three police force areas for the next 2 years (2011 – 2013) to enhance action to tackle gang, gun and knife crime. The designated force areas are the Metropolitan Police via The Mayor’s Office, West Midlands Police (WMP) and Greater Manchester Police (GMP). The focus of the programme is aimed at 10-19 year olds involved in knife, gun and gang-related violence.
The Home Office has indicated that funds of £400,000 (2011/12) and £350,000 (2012/13) will be made available and ring fenced for this work within the GMP force area.
The £20m Homelessness Transition Fund has been launched with the ambition to help prevent and tackle rough sleeping in England. £8m is available in 2011/12, £8m in 2012/13 and £4m in 2013/14.
The Fund is for the voluntary sector and provided by the Department of Communities and Local Government. It is administered by Homeless Link and will run over three years, with money given out in annual funding rounds.
The Charity Commission is the independent regulator for charitable activity. This is one of a series of reports that draws upon independent research that they have commissioned, as well as their own internal data, knowledge and experience of working with charities.
The purpose of these reports is to help increase understanding of an issue. They are part of their mission to help charities maximize impact and comply with their legal obligations, to encourage innovation within the charitable sector, and enhance effectiveness.
The Runnymede Trust – the UK’s leading race equality think tank – is starting a new project based in Manchester looking at how they can end racism in a generation.
The project, called Generation 3.0, aims to increase understanding between older and younger people on the issues of racism and race equality. As part of the project Runnymede will:
• Make a short film based in Salford and Trafford on race equality
• Hold a pop-up shop event in Trafford or Moss Side between 6-10 October - the pop up shop will feature workshops, exhibitions and film screenings
In 2010 to celebrate World Mental Health Day, partners across Manchester, led by the Joint Health Unit (now Public Health Manchester) developed the GiveGetGo campaign in order to promote the emotional well-being benefits of volunteering amongst 16 - 25 year olds. The second phase of the project is now happening.
Nexus is a thriving not-for-profit community arts space in the basement of the Methodist Central Hall, city centre Manchester. Nexus is focussed on developing individuals through community, creativity and spirituality. It operates a commercial café which helps to promote the objectives of the charity and work with vulnerable members of the community, particularly young people. Operating as a café, exhibition space, theatre and community resource this flexible space has increasing demands and needs to ensure all its work is sustainable.
The Santander Foundation funds local, regional and national charities for their work within the UK. The Foundation is committed to helping disadvantaged people through one or both of these charitable priorities - education and training, or financial capability. Grants of up to £10,000 can be awarded anywhere in the UK, the average grant awarded is £4,000.