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Office Accommodation – Central Manchester

15 Jun 2011 - 10:04 by michelle.foster

Back on Track has office accommodation available in Manchester city centre to rent to charities or social enterprise organisations.

There are two offices for 3 to 4 people (£75 per week) and one large room which could serve as a training room or an office for up to 12 (£170 per week).

The offices are located in Swan Buildings in the Northern Quarter, a charming Victorian building which is home to 9 other charities.

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Launch of Places People Play - Protecting Playing Fields Scheme

8 Jun 2011 - 12:03 by michelle.foster

Sport England has 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.
Grants of £20,000 to £50,000 are available and match funding is required for all applications.

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National Lottery Awards 2011

8 Jun 2011 - 12:03 by michelle.foster

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects. The awards recognise the difference these projects have made to people, places and communities across the UK and celebrate the talent, hard work and dedication of those involved in their running.

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Starbucks Youth Action Funding Opportunity

8 Jun 2011 - 12:02 by michelle.foster

Do you want to make a positive change where you live?

Starbucks is launching a new scheme in the UK and Ireland to help fund projects set up by young people wanting to make a positive impact on their community. Perhaps you want to set up a festival to celebrate the diversity of cultures, skills and talents in your area? Or organise peer-led workshops on ideas sharing, youth politics or social media?

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Offer of Free Independent Consultancy to a Voluntary / Community Organisation

6 Jun 2011 - 12:38 by michelle.foster

Two local Consultants are offering their services free of charge, to support a Voluntary / Community organisation in Manchester to (for example) review its vision, plan strategically for the future, strengthen its management team, or improve its communications. In fact any issue that relates to the organisation's leadership and management.

Liz Jayne and Graham Mellors are offering 5 days' joint Consultancy support (approximately 3.5 days of which would be face-to-face work with the organisation) which would take place during Autumn 2011.

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Manchester City Council update to all stakeholders in the Third Sector regarding Revenue funding for 2011/12

6 Jun 2011 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council are writing to all stakeholders within the third sector to update on where the City Council consultation plans are up to and how and when decisions will be reached around their proposed budget reductions.

The revenue budget settlement to Manchester City Council means that the Council has to make savings of approximately 25% over the next two years and that means that the Council needs to do much more to achieve efficiencies.

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Transformation of the public health system in Manchester

6 Jun 2011 - 09:27 by michelle.foster

The specialist public health function in Manchester is changing. For many years there have been three main parts of this system:
• a Public Health Team based within NHS Manchester;
• the Joint Health Unit based within Manchester City Council;
• public health provider services, such as the Public Health Development Service and Healthy Living Networks.

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