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Big Lottery Launches Millennium Now Programme

8 Nov 2011 - 12:09 by michelle.foster

The Big Lottery Fund's Millennium Now programme will offer five grants to charities in UK addressing its project areas.

Five project areas have been identified through Channel 4's Big Decision, in which people from across the UK fed back where they wanted £10 million of Lottery funding to go; combined with the results of an Ipsos Mori poll of 2,000 people from across the nation. One grant recipient will be selected from each project area.

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GiveGetGo! Volunteering Programme November Dates

7 Nov 2011 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

GiveGetGo! is a free three session programme and is a great way for you to explore what volunteering is, try out a volunteering activity or two and reflect on your experiences and look ahead.

GiveGetGo! is for young people who are aged between 16-25 and live in Manchester. It is ideal for young people who have little or no experience of volunteering or who are interested in volunteering but want to know more.

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Volunteer Opportunity at Shelter

7 Nov 2011 - 13:05 by michelle.foster

More than one million people a year come to Shelter for advice and support via their website, help lines, and national network of services. Shelter help people to find and keep a home in a place where they can thrive, and they tackle the root causes of bad housing by campaigning for new laws, policies and practice.

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Feel Good Fund

4 Nov 2011 - 10:28 by michelle.foster

The Feel Good Fund is aimed at young people aged 16-25 years old. Groups of young people, or community and voluntary organisations working with young people can apply for grants of £200 to run one off or short term events which support one or more of the ‘5 Steps to Well-Being’. Young people are encouraged to lead on completing the applications but applications will also be considered from supporting organisations.

Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) is now taking applications for this fund.

Are you aged 16-25?

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Fareshare and Sainsbury's 1 Million Meal Appeal

1 Nov 2011 - 15:35 by michelle.foster

FareShare are looking for an army of volunteers to work alongside Sainsbury’s staff at 604 stores nationwide on Saturday 26 November 2011. Volunteers will greet customers, give them the “FareShare shopping list” of food items and encourage them to get involved by buying an item of food from the list.

This will generate enough food to provide 1 million meals for FareShare’s 17 depots and their 700 beneficiary groups, and help feed the growing number of those in need.

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Greater Manchester Zero Waste Competition

1 Nov 2011 - 15:34 by michelle.foster

Residents of Greater Manchester are being urged to take part in their local Zero Waste Competition to be in with the chance of winning cash prizes of up to £150.

Environmental charity EMERGE is searching for individuals and groups to become Zero Waste Champions and reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill to as close to ZERO as possible…in one month. If you have a passion for the environment and recycling, then this is the challenge for you.

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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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