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Reaching Communities

7 Jan 2011 - 10:19 by michelle.foster


The Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities Programme has a new pot of £75m now available for extending and refurbishing buildings for use by the community.

Community groups can apply for grants between £100,000 and £500,000 to improve or replace buildings where a wide range of community activities take place.

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The Woodward Charitable Trust

7 Jan 2011 - 10:18 by michelle.foster

The Woodward Charitable Trust, which is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, is inviting applications from UK registered charities working with or in the areas of:
• social and ethnic minority groups
• prisoners and ex-offenders
• homelessness
• violence and abuse
• arts outreach
• disability
• the environment

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Grow the Game

5 Jan 2011 - 13:58 by michelle.foster


Grow the Game provides funding for projects that use football to increase participation by both players and volunteers. This is done by supporting the costs associated with providing new activity.

Applications are welcomed from organisations that are 'not for profit' and planning to set up two new football teams over the next two years, individuals or educational establishments will not be funded.

Organisations must have a signed constitution, child protection policy, equal opportunities policy and income/expenditure records.

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Community Learning Champions

23 Dec 2010 - 11:34 by cheryl.mcalister

WANTED.........................ORDINARY HEROES

Manchester First is looking for people to do extraordinary things in the Cheetham /Crumpsall & Miles Platting / Newton Heath areas.

We want to work with enthusiastic people from these area who can help their friends and family, neighbours and workmates to share the excitement for learning

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Football Foundation - Grow the Game funding

23 Dec 2010 - 11:12 by cheryl.mcalister

What is the scheme?
Grow the Game provides funding for projects that use football to: 

  • increase participation by both players and volunteers.

This is done by supporting the costs associated with providing new activity.

Grow the Game is an extremely popular scheme and the assessment process is competitive, therefore we strongly recommend that before making an application you contact your local County Football Association's Development Manager to discuss your project.

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Holding Out for a Hero

22 Dec 2010 - 11:53 by michelle.foster

The makers of “In It To Win It”, “Who Dares Wins” and “Eggheads” are developing a quiz show with a difference for ITV and are looking for extra special contestants to take part.

On this game show, contestants don’t play to win themselves a prize; they play to win a life-changing sum of money to make someone else’s dream come true. Whatever money they win, they will be handing it over to their recipient - a deserving person, local cause or small charity with an amazing story who has no idea someone has decided to be their “hero”.

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The Big Tree Plant

16 Dec 2010 - 12:52 by michelle.foster

A new £4 million community tree planting scheme - The Big Tree Plant - has been launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in partnership with the Forestry Commission, civil society partners and conservation organisations.

The aim of the scheme is to support community, not for profit, groups to plant one million trees in towns, cities and residential areas throughout England over the next four years (2011 to 2015).

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Never too Old to Get Active with New Funding Available

16 Dec 2010 - 12:51 by michelle.foster

Local community and voluntary groups from Manchester are being encouraged to think ahead for 2011 to ensure they benefit from £37,259 of grant money that is available through the Community Foundation’s new fund ‘Active at 60.’

The fund has set up to help older people keep active and continue to show that you’re never too old to get active. Grants of between £250 and £3000 are now available to groups that have an annual income of £50,000 or under.

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Thinking the Unthinkable 2: Cuts, Collaboration and Merger - Review and Resource Pack

15 Dec 2010 - 15:39 by cheryl.mcalister

Following on from Thinking the Unthinkable held in May -  Manchester Community Central hosted Thinking the Unthinkable 2: Cuts, Collaboration and Merger supported by GMVSS at St Thomas Centre on Tuesday 16th November 2010.

The event focussed on addressing how the Comprehensive Spending Review is likely to affect the voluntary and community sector over the coming months and explored the options of collaboration and merger.

A full event report including links to the presentations and a detailed resource pack can be found below.

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