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Big Lottery Fund Opens Increased Capital Grant Strand of Reaching Communities

9 Dec 2010 - 12:27 by michelle.foster


The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has opened a new strand of the Reaching Communities Programme for England, which will invest an additional £75 million in rural and urban community-use buildings.

Voluntary and community organisations and town and parish councils may submit outline proposals for capital grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 towards projects with a total value of no more than £750,000.

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Manchester Day Parade 2011

2 Dec 2010 - 09:38 by michelle.foster

Walk the Plank have been commissioned by Manchester City Council to produce Manchester Day Parade 2011 ‘A Voyage of Discovery’.

Manchester Day Parade 2011 will be held on Sunday 19 June 2011 in Manchester’s city centre.

Manchester Day is the city's biggest summer event. It is a day for both residents and visitors to come together and celebrate Manchester's unique creativity and diversity.

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Big Lottery Fund Launches the Jubilee People's Millions Competition

2 Dec 2010 - 09:38 by michelle.foster

The Big Lottery Fund has launched a re-branded version of the People’s Millions Competition for 2011. The Jubilee People's Millions will give communities throughout the UK the opportunity to win local public support and share in £3.6 million of Lottery funding, marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

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Launch of the £100 Million Transition Fund

2 Dec 2010 - 09:37 by michelle.foster

The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has opened the new £100 million Transition Fund, which aims to help small and medium-sized charities in England weather the public spending cuts. Grants will be distributed via BIG's non-lottery funding arm, the Big Fund on behalf of the Office for Civil Society (OCS), Cabinet Office.

The Transition Fund will help civil society organisations that deliver high quality public services adapt to a different funding environment, during a period when they are at risk from reductions in taxpayer funded income.

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Manchester residents urged to have their say on council budget

26 Nov 2010 - 10:29 by michelle.foster


Manchester City Council has launched a resident consultation on its 2011/12 budget. The consultation follows the recent Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) in which the government announced that local authorities will need to cut spending by more than a quarter over the next four years.

Manchester City Council have said they “will have a clearer year-by-year picture of our funding in December when we receive more details from the Government.”

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