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Big Lottery Announces £50 Million Investment for VCS Sector

28 Oct 2011 - 11:35 by michelle.foster

Funding of at least £50 million to support hundreds of vital Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) projects and services in England has been announced by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).

Demand for services is expected to increase and BIG is planning its £50million cash injection in response to be awarded before the end of the financial year, bolstering the sector as it deals with the developing impact of funding cuts.

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Trustees Week 2011

28 Oct 2011 - 10:13 by michelle.foster

Trustees Week 2011 runs from Monday 31 October to Sunday 6 November.

Trustees’ Week 2011 is the second annual celebration of trusteeship, to highlight the work that trustees do and to draw attention to the opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

The Trustees’ Week website lists events that are taking place around the country and has inspirational stories from other trustees, visit: www.trusteesweek.org.uk.

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Free Membership for small community organisations with Community Matters

27 Oct 2011 - 14:18 by michelle.foster

Community Matters represents the largest network of grassroots community organisations in the UK. Their programmes and services aim to support grassroots community organisations and the people they serve, and to create the conditions in which communities can thrive.

Community Organisations with an annual turnover of £15,000 or below can now access Community Matters’ support services for free by becoming a member.

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Framework Agreement for Home and Community Based Support Services new contract published by Manchester City Council

27 Oct 2011 - 09:58 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council has published details of a new contract TC662 Framework Agreement for Home and Community Based Support Services, ID: MANC-NWCE-8LHDZ8.

You can register your interest in the contract until Thursday 8 December 2011, 17:00.

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Improving Engagement of BME Network Members with Infrastructure Services

26 Oct 2011 - 15:06 by michelle.foster

The Manchester BME Network is undertaking a piece of research to better understand how the engagement of its members (and the wider BME sector) with infrastructure services in the city can be improved. This research has been commissioned by Manchester Alliance for Community Care (MACC). MACC runs the Manchester Community Central service, which provides information and support to build the capacity and sustainability of voluntary and community sector groups in Manchester.

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Infrastructure Support Service in Manchester – Manchester City Council Update

24 Oct 2011 - 12:27 by michelle.foster

“Following our recent updates regarding an enhanced infrastructure support service for Manchester, I am pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with our current infrastructure service provider to launch a new volunteer centre for Manchester.

In the coming months, Manchester Alliance for Community Care (MACC) will launch an interim volunteering service that will provide some basic brokerage services from a number of locations in the city and will begin working towards accreditation as a volunteer centre with Volunteering England.

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The implementation of the Compact – a review by the National Audit Office

24 Oct 2011 - 09:33 by michelle.foster

The Compact is an agreement that sets out shared principles and guidelines for effective partnership working between central government and civil society organisations in England.

The National Audit Office’s (NAO) review will examine the implementation of the Compact, focusing on issues of accountability and transparency. The review will conclude on the implementation of the Compact across central government, identifying and then highlighting variations in practice and making recommendations for improvements in departments and in the Office for Civil Society.

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