The Manchester Youth Fund and Play Fund 2013/2015 seeks to provide an appropriate, sufficient and equitable spread of provision for 5-19 year olds (up to 25 for those in vulnerable groups) across the city. Funding for both youth and play has been aligned for the commissioning of projects running from 1 July 2013 until 31 March 2015 in order to allow and encourage organisations to consider possible models that allow economy of scale and lead to innovative approaches that will make a real difference to children and young people in areas of highest need.
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The Equity Foundation, part of Equity Housing Group, will be officially launching in January 2013, but is has opened its Change Something grants programme which aims to help people make positive changes in their communities in Stockport, Trafford and South Manchester.
Community groups, registered charities, social enterprises or Community Interest Companies (CIC) can apply.
As part of Manchester's International Women's Day celebrations Manchester City Council are hosting the city's women's awards.
These awards provide an opportunity to recognise the amazing contribution that women make to the city and to redress the under-representation of women in many industries by celebrating local women's achievements.
Researchers at the University of Manchester are looking for people to discuss what it is like to live with Multiple Sclerosis and their experiences of health care services.
Male and female participants living in Greater Manchester aged over 18 with any type of Multiple Sclerosis are invited to participate.
If you have any questions or would like to take part contact a researcher on: email@example.com
Manchester City Council will shortly be launching further opportunities for voluntary, community and faith organisations to put themselves forward as potential deliverers of high quality targeted provision for children and young people in Manchester.
Manchester residents wanting to hold events to help their communities stand up to hate crime are being invited to apply for cash from the City Council.
Manchester City Council is encouraging residents to help them raise awareness of the problem and understand what they can do to report any incidents, as part of a hate crime awareness week being held early next year.
Groups who want to organise events helping residents celebrate their diversity and get to know each other better are now being invited to apply for grants of up to £200.
The John Grant Davies Trust provides funding for groups based in areas of urban deprivation in Greater Manchester and which are combating poverty and empowering local people to help in their own community.
Grants are normally made between the values of £100 and £3,000. However, an exceptional application may receive a greater amount of funding.
Applications for revenue funding over a period of up to three years will also be considered.
Voluntary and community groups working in the most deprived areas of Greater Manchester are eligible to apply.
Do you want to be involved in running a vibrant organisation that supports the many wonderful organisations that provide services for our young people? Voluntary Youth Manchester is seeking new trustees to support its development over the next 3 years. We have a helpful information pack put together by a former Chair, and the opportunity to ask questions or discuss any issues with the current VYM Chair. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has teamed up with national communications charity Media Trust, and Northcliffe Digital's Thisis and localpeople community news sites to find inspiring images of communities and Big Lottery Fund projects making a difference.
Upload your photos showing how your BIG-funded project is making a positive difference for a chance to win a Canon D-SLR camera and two places on a photography training course. BIG-funded projects should enter the Big Lottery Fund Project category. All entries must be supplied with a caption explaining what the photo shows.