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Out of body experiences, phantom limbs and development of virtual reality avatars

22 Oct 2010 - 11:51 by michelle.foster

Would your community group like to be involved in a project exploring these topics using science and art?

The British Science Association together with Tabletop Experiments and the University of Manchester are developing a funding bid for a project that considers the way the brain understands the body.

They are seeking informal expressions of interest from community groups in Greater Manchester who would be interested in participating in a one day workshop in 2011 exploring the way the brain understands what belongs to its body.

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Government promises £470m for sector capacity-building

21 Oct 2010 - 09:46 by michelle.foster

The government plans to spend £470m over the next four years building the capacity of the voluntary sector to deliver the Big Society, it announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review on Wednesday.

Within this allocation will be a one-year, £100m transition fund to help voluntary sector groups adjust to new public spending budgets.

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Charity comparison site goes live

21 Oct 2010 - 09:43 by michelle.foster

A new website that will enable donors to compare how charities spend their money has been launched.

More than 200,000 UK-registered charities will be listed on aliveandgiving.com, which will give donors access to charities' financial information and spending.

People will be able to search for charities on the site according to sector or location. A list of relevant charities will then appear with information next to each about how much of the donation will be spent on administration and on front-line services.

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Equality Act 2010

21 Oct 2010 - 09:42 by michelle.foster

On 1st October the new Equality Act 2010 came into force. The legislation, which was passed under the previous government, combines a number of separate pieces of legislation as well as strengthening certain aspects of equalities law.

For guidance and good practice guides to help you understand and use the new Equality Act law, visit: www.equalityhumanrights.com/advice-and-guidance/new-equality-act-guidance/.


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Community Radio Fund

21 Oct 2010 - 09:41 by michelle.foster

Community radio stations are not-for-profit stations with a social purpose, and work to involve the target community in running the service.

This Fund helps support the core costs of running a community radio station, eg:
• management;
• administration;
• financial management and reporting;
• fundraising to support the station (grants and commercial funding);
• community outreach; and
• volunteer organisation and support.

The Fund has up to £500,000 per annum to support applications and there is no limit to how much can be applied for.

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Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation

14 Oct 2010 - 09:09 by michelle.foster

The Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation raises money to improve the quality of life for children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

Grants are available for projects which are not directly funded by the NHS and enrich and enhance the lives of patients in hospitals and hospices in regional centres across the country.

Applications are welcomed from registered charities in the UK and preference will be given to projects conceived by and in children's hospitals and hospices.

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The Be Proud 2010 Awards - Contribution to the Community (Business) Award

14 Oct 2010 - 09:06 by michelle.foster

The Be Proud Awards give people the opportunity to nominate unsung heroes within their community who deserve an official thank you.

There are nine award categories, including the introduction of this year’s Contribution to the Community (Business) Award, recognising companies that have introduced schemes, initiatives or policies that have made a positive impact in their communities.

Each of the categories is sponsored by a different local business, all of which are involved because of their close work with the Council in communities and neighbourhoods across the city.

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PAYP Funding for Wythenshawe 2nd Round

14 Oct 2010 - 09:05 by michelle.foster

The PAYP funding is now available for youth groups and organisations in the Wythenshawe district. The key objectives for the funding is to provide activities and sessions for young people during the weekends and the holiday periods.

The funding is to target areas of the District that has little or no provision for young people, however projects will also be considered that focus on specific groups of young people (i.e. young people with disabilities) and projects that are designed by young people for other young people.

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Community Waste Fund for Recycling Projects

8 Oct 2010 - 15:27 by mike.wright

A new community waste fund to support recycling and reuse projects has been launched by the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority.

Voluntary and community organisations in Greater Manchester will benefit from the £60,000 fund, which will help to set up projects to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. The fund will encourage and empower local community groups and charities to become involved in shaping and delivering much-needed initiatives in their community, to ultimately help local people and the environment.

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