Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, has announced that Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts will lead a full review of the law relating to charities in England and Wales. Lord Hodgson will report to Parliament by summer 2012.
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Manchester City Council wishes potential bidders to express their interest / comment on the Citywide ‘Home from Hospital’ Discharge Support Service & Citywide Handyperson Service.
This specification is at draft stage, and any suggestions or comments from this exercise will be incorporated into the main specification and released at Invitation to Tender stage.
Manchester City Council are looking at splitting the Contract into 2 Lots:
Lot 1 - Citywide Home from Hospital Discharge Support Service
Lot 2 - Citywide Handyperson service
Manchester City Council is keen to fund local groups to host International Women's Day Celebrations in March 2012. Voluntary, community and not for profit charities and organisations can apply for grants up to £500 to hold local International Women's Day events across the city during the month of March 2012.
The One day at a time 2012 diary is ready.
The One day at a time diary is:
1. aimed at anyone in the City of Manchester with an interest in recovery from substance misuse: service users and the carers and family members of users as well as professionals
2. pocket-sized at 95 x 180 mm, a week to a page
3. available for as little as £2 per copy (£3.50 a single copy);
4. packed with information sections:
Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund awards grants to local groups to support community, social or environmental projects with a charitable focus. The Trust’s Area of Benefit concentrates on the areas most affected by aircraft operations.
Each year, Manchester Airport donates £150,000 to the Fund. It also donates the money it receives from airlines who exceed the noise limits when flying out of Manchester Airport.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The Community programme focuses on funding core work that helps disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community.
The Lloyds TSB Foundation are particularly interested in work that achieves this through:
• Improved social and community involvement
• Improved life choices and chances
• Helping people to be heard