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Group Work Volunteers needed at LGF

17 Feb 2012 - 11:22 by michelle.foster

The Group Work programme at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has a strong history, and encompasses an art class, a social group for lesbian and bisexual women, a support group for lesbian & bisexual women, a group for older gay and bisexual men, a group for lesbian, gay and bisexual people from a Black and Ethnic Minority background, a support group for carers of lesbian, gay and bisexual people and a support group for gay married men. Most groups occur every two weeks, on a weekday evening and are held at The LGF’s Community Resource centre on Richmond Street.

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Young people's advocate on sexual violence and exploitation

17 Feb 2012 - 11:21 by michelle.foster

As part of the ending gang and youth violence report the Home Office committed to provide an additional £400,000 per annum for three years to improve services to support children and young people under 18 suffering sexual violence and exploitation, including from gangs.

Organisations are invited to bid for funding to recruit up to 13 new young people’s advocates who will provide direct and dedicated support to young people who are victims or at risk of sexual violence and exploitation.

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Creative People and Places Fund

17 Feb 2012 - 11:20 by michelle.foster

Arts Council England wants more people to experience and be inspired by the arts, irrespective of where they live or their social, educational or financial circumstances.

The Creative people and places fund will focus their investment in parts of the country where people’s involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average, with the aim of increasing the likelihood of participation.

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Get heard within local GPs commissioning groups

16 Feb 2012 - 10:52 by michelle.foster

The GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups in north and central Manchester are looking for public representatives to act as a ‘voice’ on behalf of patients registered with north and central Manchester GP practices. The groups will be supported by NHS staff.

Who might become a member of a Patient and Public Advisory Group:

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Impact on Communities Survey

14 Feb 2012 - 14:21 by michelle.foster

MACC is working with GMCVO and other lead infrastructure organisations across Manchester to gather information about the impact of "austerity" on local communities.

We are asking for you views on how local people and communities in Manchester are faring in a climate of economic difficulty.

What problems do people and communities face and are the right services supplied to address them, or are there any areas of unmet need?

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MACC - A Consultation Event for the Voluntary & Community Sector Infrastructure in Manchester

9 Feb 2012 - 16:03 by cheryl.mcalister

These consultation events are separate from Volunteer Centre Manchester so please do attend both if you wish.

We would be grateful if you could pass this information on to your colleagues, friends, e-mail networks, partner organisations and local groups. 

Macc would like to invite you to a special voluntary sector consultation. These events have been arranged throughout the city, over a number of days, to look at the development and changes to Voluntary and Community Sector Infrastructure in Manchester. 

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Volunteer Centre Manchester Consultation Events

8 Feb 2012 - 11:24 by michelle.foster

These events are targeted at both Volunteers and Volunteer Involving Organisations.

Volunteer Centre Manchester and MACC would like to invite you to a special voluntary sector consultation. These events have been arranged throughout the city, over a period of 5 days, to look at the development of Manchester’s newly formed Volunteer Centre. However, we need your help. We would like as many people to attend as possible so that you can have your say in shaping how Manchester’s Volunteer Centre Services will look now and in the future.

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Pell & Bales offers 21 free telephone fundraising campaigns

8 Feb 2012 - 11:19 by michelle.foster

Telephone fundraising agency Pell & Bales is offering to run 21 campaigns for charities at no charge. It hopes that charities will use the opportunity to test new applications for telephone fundraising.

The company is marking 21 years of fundraising and the achievement of raising over £1 billion for charity.

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The Speak Up Fund

8 Feb 2012 - 09:53 by michelle.foster

The Speak Up Fund is provided and administered by the Community Film Unit. Funding is intended to support voluntary organisations across England that have a film-based project that shows dedication towards their local communities.

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