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Manchester LINk North Manchester Hospital Task Group

28 Oct 2010 - 12:08 by michelle.foster

Are you a North Manchester Resident who accesses services at North Manchester General Hospital? If yes Manchester LINk want to hear from you.

The Manchester LINk is currently looking for people to join the LINk North Manchester Hospital Task group to help plan and steer the work of the campaign to improve services for those who use North Manchester General Hospital. Manchester LINk would also like to hear you experience whether it be good or bad.

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International Women's Day Grants

28 Oct 2010 - 09:03 by michelle.foster

Are you organising an event in recognition of International Women’s Day 2011?

Manchester City Council want to support projects that recognise the 100th birthday of International Women’s Day.

Manchester City Council are keen to promote projects that:
• Are innovative and engage a diverse range of women
• Involve different groups working in partnership
• Involve young women
• Celebrate the 100th birthday

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Sport England Sustainable Facilities Fund

28 Oct 2010 - 09:02 by michelle.foster

Sport England has announced that its Sustainable Facilities Fund will re-open for applications today. The Sustainable Facilities Fund invests National Lottery money into innovative projects capable of transforming the places where we play or take part in sport.

Facilities built in the public spending boom of the late seventies and early eighties are now ageing. And if Sport England is to create a world-leading community sport system, they need to be improved.

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The Co-operative Membership Community Fund

28 Oct 2010 - 09:01 by michelle.foster

The Co-operative Membership Community Fund helps local communities throughout the UK.

The scheme is funded by generous Co-operative members donating some or all of their share of profits, which is then given away in the form of small grants in their local communities. These members have already given millions of pounds away, and last year alone over £1 million was awarded to successful groups.

The grants scheme helps local communities throughout the UK. Grants of between £100 and £2,000 are available for positive work in the community.

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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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