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The Seed Fund

14 Jul 2011 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

The Seed Fund is a partnership between the Community Foundation, The Oglesby Charitable Trust, Bruntwood Estates and the Hogben Family Trust.

This Fund is suitable for newly established community groups and projects that have been in existence for less than one year and that aim to improve the lives of those living in Manchester. The Seed Fund does not support larger organisations with a turnover of more than £5,000 a year.

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UIA Charitable Foundation

14 Jul 2011 - 10:18 by michelle.foster

The UIA Charitable Foundation is a small-grant-making trust, established to provide financial support to organisations that help people in need. Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

The Foundation supports small organisations or groups where their grants will make a real difference and which deal with:
• Third World human rights
• Third World poverty
• Victims of domestic abuse
• Victims of drug and alcohol addiction
• Rehabilitation of offenders

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Zero Waste Internship at Emerge

13 Jul 2011 - 10:13 by michelle.foster

EMERGE is an environmental charity with over 10 years experience of empowering individuals, businesses and communities to reduce, re-use and recycle. The Zero Waste Champions project aims to inspire residents of Greater Manchester to reduce the amount of waste they produce and volunteer their time to encourage others to do the same.

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New 'Inspiring Communities' guide launched to help people get involved in community activities

7 Jul 2011 - 10:16 by michelle.foster

A new handy tips and advice guide has been launched to help encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get further involved in local life and bring lasting improvements to their communities.

From kickstarting local projects, organising community festivals and engaging local businesses, the Inspiring Communities guide offers practical tips for anyone interested in running similar projects. It draws upon real life examples highlighting the experiences and the important and creative contributions made by communities across the country.

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Anxiety UK Peer Mentoring Project

7 Jul 2011 - 10:14 by michelle.foster

Anxiety UK has implemented a new peer mentoring project in Manchester which started in 2010 and is designed to help individuals who are currently suffering from anxiety or depression.

This project aims to support individuals suffering from an Anxiety condition/depression by matching them with a mentor who has previously suffered from a similar condition. During the 6 months the mentoring relationship will allow each other to move forward with coping with anxiety, gaining confidence or working towards employment, training or volunteering.

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Cash Grants for your Community

1 Jul 2011 - 14:13 by michelle.foster

This is your chance to make a real difference in your community and tackle some of the problems in your area.

Manchester City Council has funding for each ward to help residents make a difference in their community.

You can do anything that improves or brings benefits to your local area, such as improving existing community facilities, creating a community work of art, improving a piece of waste land, get people volunteering or help residents feel safer in their neighbourhood.

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The Young People’s Fund 2011/13

1 Jul 2011 - 13:41 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is making the Youth Fund available to commission youth related activities from voluntary sector organisations within the City during the period 01 August 2011 to 31 March 2013. The contracted activity will be for young people aged 13-19. The fund is being jointly commissioned by Children’s Services and Neighbourhood Services and reflects the jointly agreed Valuing Young People Strategy.

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FareShare NW needs volunteers to help with Sainsbury’s Food drive

1 Jul 2011 - 09:40 by michelle.foster

FareShare NW is a charity which ensures ‘Good Food is Not Wasted’ by redistributing quality ‘surplus’ food from the food industry to community groups in Greater Manchester that support homeless and disadvantaged people.

On July 8th, 9th & 10th Sainsbury’s in Denton will be running ‘Make a Difference Days’ whereby customers will be asked to donate items such as tins, pasta and hot drinks to FareShare NW. The food collected will be redistributed amongst the charities and community groups that FareShare supports.

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What you need to know: Premises, the Compact, and Public Law

1 Jul 2011 - 09:38 by michelle.foster

Many organisations either rent or use council-owned premises. The attached guide, produced by NCVO, is a short introduction on how the Compact, public law, and equalities duties, are relevant and can be used where decisions are taken that affect your use of premises. It will help organisations to know where they stand, what their rights are, and how they may be able to challenge unfair decisions.

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