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Refugee Action is looking for volunteers

15 Jul 2010 - 13:02 by mike.wright

Are you looking for an interesting and challenging volunteering opportunity?
Would you like to be part of an exciting new service for refugees and…..

  • Gain direct experience volunteering in a fast paced information and guidance setting?
  • Help support new refugees to begin their integration process?
  • Learn about other countries and cultures while developing your own skills?

Refugee Action is looking for volunteers across the North West to provide briefings, casework support and advocacy for new refugees. Full training and expenses are provided.

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Democracy Days 2010

15 Jul 2010 - 12:24 by mike.wright

Has democracy worked for you?

Following the elections in May, do you think you will have the local and national government you want or the one you deserve?
Do you think the voice of local communities will have more influence or less?

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Manchester City In The Community Project (CITC)

15 Jul 2010 - 12:19 by mike.wright

Manchester City FC is delighted to announce the launch of its new charitable giving strategy, CITC Giving, the fundraising section of City’s new CSR policy.

For the first time, the club is proactively seeking enthusiastic and motivated local charities to become one of its Charities of the Year for the 2010/11 season. Applications are invited from charitable and not-for-profit organisations throughout the new Manchester City Region.

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'One Plus One' - New Report aims to improve service for refugees

14 Jul 2010 - 15:53 by mike.wright

With funding from Capacitybuilders' National Support Service Programme the Women's Resource Centre is launching new guidance to help frontline charities be more accessible to refugees.

'One Plus One' is aimed at support providers and gives examples of good practice to help reduce barriers to service.

The research has been developed by Refugees in Effective and Active Partnership (REAP) with support from WRC in its role as lead partner in the National Equality Partnership (NEP)

Head of National Equality Partnership at WRC, Karen Constantine, says:

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Volunteer Management Portal

8 Jul 2010 - 10:13 by michelle.foster

Volunteering England has launched a volunteer management portal with links to over a thousand resources across England.

The Volunteer Management Portal is a signposting tool for people managing volunteers. It aims to provide greater access to a wide range of information on support, training and development opportunities.

To view the website, visit: www.volunteering.org.uk/vmportal.

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Grub and Gossip Grants

8 Jul 2010 - 10:10 by michelle.foster

This year Food Futures and Valuing Older People are joining forces to offer grants for community food events during the annual Full of Life Festival and Manchester Food and Drink Festival, which takes place Monday 27 September – Monday 11 October 2010.

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Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund

8 Jul 2010 - 10:09 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund awards grants to local groups to support community, social or environmental projects with a charitable focus. The Trust’s Area of Benefit concentrates on the areas most affected by aircraft operations. Each year, Manchester Airport donates £150,000 to the Fund. It also donates the money it receives from airlines who exceed the noise limits when flying out of Manchester Airport.

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iLearn Project Update

8 Jul 2010 - 10:08 by michelle.foster

The iLearn project was formally launched in February and since then over 50 members of the voluntary and community sector across Greater Manchester have expressed and interest in taking some part in the project.

Offering a range of informal learning opportunities to both volunteers and paid workers iLearn represents a great way of improving the skill base of the sector at little or no cost to either the individuals or the organisations involved.

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