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BT Community Connections Reopens for Applications

16 Jun 2011 - 14:35 by michelle.foster

The BT Community Connections scheme has opened for a second 2011 round.

The awards scheme is intended to provide voluntary groups and charitable organisations working to benefit the community in the UK with IT equipment and Internet access. Successful applicants to the programme will receive a laptop and a year's free broadband Internet connection.

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BBC Performing Arts Fund - Community Dance

16 Jun 2011 - 14:34 by michelle.foster

The BBC Performing Arts Fund are looking for applications from groups working across all ages and genres, and that get their local community’s toes tapping. From flamenco to hip hop; from ballroom to morris dancing; groups the length and breadth of the UK are enthusiastic and passionate about dance and they want to support and encourage their development.

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Volunteering with a Criminal Record

16 Jun 2011 - 14:33 by michelle.foster

Back on Track have recently published a booklet of success stories and tips for volunteering with a criminal record.

The aim of the booklet is to share the stories of ex-offenders from Greater Manchester who have made a success of volunteering.

It is hoped it will provide inspiration and useful contacts for:
• potential volunteers
• organisations that involve volunteers
• advice and support agencies

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Office Accommodation – Central Manchester

15 Jun 2011 - 10:04 by michelle.foster

Back on Track has office accommodation available in Manchester city centre to rent to charities or social enterprise organisations.

There are two offices for 3 to 4 people (£75 per week) and one large room which could serve as a training room or an office for up to 12 (£170 per week).

The offices are located in Swan Buildings in the Northern Quarter, a charming Victorian building which is home to 9 other charities.

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Launch of Places People Play - Protecting Playing Fields Scheme

8 Jun 2011 - 12:03 by michelle.foster

Sport England has launched the Places People Play programme to create a legacy of participation for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, investing £10 million of National Lottery funding in community sports projects over three years from 2011-2014.

The Protecting Playing Fields (PFF) scheme will fund capital projects to establish, develop and improve playing fields for community and sporting use.
Grants of £20,000 to £50,000 are available and match funding is required for all applications.

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National Lottery Awards 2011

8 Jun 2011 - 12:03 by michelle.foster

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects. The awards recognise the difference these projects have made to people, places and communities across the UK and celebrate the talent, hard work and dedication of those involved in their running.

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Starbucks Youth Action Funding Opportunity

8 Jun 2011 - 12:02 by michelle.foster

Do you want to make a positive change where you live?

Starbucks is launching a new scheme in the UK and Ireland to help fund projects set up by young people wanting to make a positive impact on their community. Perhaps you want to set up a festival to celebrate the diversity of cultures, skills and talents in your area? Or organise peer-led workshops on ideas sharing, youth politics or social media?

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