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MAES Intergenerational Mentoring Project

26 Nov 2010 - 10:23 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES) Intergenerational Mentoring Project  project has been running since February and is now in its second and final phase.

The project works by recruiting and training mentors in their 50s and 60s that are studying or have studied with MAES. This training focuses on matters such as mentee expectations, listening and communication skills, effective and positive body language and self esteem and confidence building.

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Volunteers Needed at the Together Trust

18 Nov 2010 - 09:33 by michelle.foster

The Together Trust nurtures and encourages young people with complex needs, to help them break through their barriers and take control of their lives.

The Together Trust are looking for volunteers to take an interest in their social care, community and special education services.

There are a number of volunteer opportunities across their special education and social care services in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

They are also looking for volunteers who can take up membership roles.

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CIC Volunteering Scheme

18 Nov 2010 - 09:33 by michelle.foster

The CIC Volunteers Scheme is a Manchester based volunteer project, its aim is to provide volunteering opportunities to members of the Greater Manchester community, the opportunities they have on offer vary, but they mainly focus on providing placements to do with community support and support for vulnerable youth and adults.

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Manchester LINk Dignity Award

18 Nov 2010 - 09:32 by michelle.foster

The LINk Dignity Award is back again so get nominating now.

Sponsoring by the Black Health Agency the Dignity Award is for people or orgnaisations who have done a great job promoting dignity and respect and deserve some recognition for all their hard work.

You can nominate all sorts of health and adult social care services such as GP practices, daycare centres, hospital wards, support teams, homecare agencies, residential care homes, and so on. Also, feel free to nominate individual people instead of whole teams if they deserve to get a special mentioning.

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Charity Commission consults on its approach to spending cuts

18 Nov 2010 - 09:31 by michelle.foster

The Charity Commission has launched a consultation on how it should cut its spending by a third after the government’s announcement last week that its budget would be cut from £29.3m to £21.3m by 2014/15.

The consultation asks whether the commission should adopt a light-touch approach to registering charities, whether it should investigate charities only where large amounts of money are at risk and whether it should stop giving one-to-one advice to individual charities.

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Cash 4 Clubs Grants

11 Nov 2010 - 09:46 by michelle.foster

Sports club that are registered with their sport’s National Governing Body or local authority can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Cash 4 Clubs grants scheme.

Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme which gives clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in the sustainability of their club.

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MBCF Buddy Scheme 2011

11 Nov 2010 - 09:43 by michelle.foster

Following another successful cycle of the Buddy Scheme in 2009/10, the Manchester Business Continuity Forum (MBCF) are inviting applications from MBCF members to participate in the 2011 scheme.

The Buddy Scheme will offer the opportunity to receive free advice and guidance from an experienced Business Continuity practitioner free of charge. Expert support and guidance will be provided on a 1-2-1 basis and will be tailored according to the needs of individual organisations.

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Marketing and PR Trustee Volunteer Needed

11 Nov 2010 - 09:42 by michelle.foster


Creative Hands Foundation in Manchester is aiming to expand its board with someone with marketing and PR background to assist in the development of a marketing strategy for the organisation.

They are looking for a creative and innovative person who will be committed to promote the aims and aspiration of the organisation to stakeholders. The post holder is expected to have good IT knowledge and skills, be keen to use their skills and experience in the voluntary art sector to help develop and grow this visual art charity based in Manchester.

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