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Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund – Deadline 7 Dec 12

9 Nov 2012 - 10:39 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund is a registered charity and was established to promote, enhance, improve and protect both the natural and built environment in the local community. The Trustees award grants of a maximum of £3,000.

In 2011/12, Manchester Airport is contributing £100,000 which is further enhanced by income from fines imposed on airlines when their aircraft exceed noise limits. These funds are then used to support neighbourhood and community projects throughout the area.

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Manchester Development Education Project are seeking to appoint new Trustees

7 Nov 2012 - 09:46 by michelle.foster

DEP works with teachers, trainee teachers, youth workers and other educators to promote diversity, global education and sustainable development.

DEP is based in South Manchester with a geographical remit of Greater Manchester and delivers projects across the North West. DEP runs a range of projects and also offers training courses designed to meet teacher and school needs. For more information on their work, visit: www.dep.org.uk  

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Trustee Week 2012 - Visit our updated Trustees Toolkit

2 Nov 2012 - 09:59 by michelle.foster

To mark Trustee Week 2012, which is 5 – 11 November, we have updated and added new links to our Trustees Toolkit: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/trustees-toolkit

We are especially keen this year to support the facilitation of matching volunteers with specific skill sets to trustee opportunities through the promotion of the NCVO Trusteebank.

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National Prospectus Grants Programme 2013-15

2 Nov 2012 - 09:39 by michelle.foster

The Department for Education’s National Prospectus Grants Programme 2013-15 is now open to applications. Applicants are invited to submit proposals to improve outcomes for children, young people and families with a particular emphasis on early intervention and supporting the most disadvantaged.

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Support for refugee and asylum seeking men from Greater Manchester areas

1 Nov 2012 - 15:44 by michelle.foster

The British Red Cross is looking to reach out to new members for the Men’s Group (Bridge).

The group is currently accepting new referrals from refugee and asylum seeking men from Greater Manchester areas.

Self referrals or referrals from other agencies are accepted.

Bridge aims to help refugee and asylum seeking men aged 18 + facing isolation, disorientation, boredom and loneliness.

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£100 million made available for public parks over three years

1 Nov 2012 - 13:16 by michelle.foster

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and BIG Lottery Fund (Big) are to provide £100 million in grants for public parks over the next three years.

The Parks for People programme is designed to encourage more people to get involved in the management of their local part. The new funding will, for the first time, include projects that conserve historic cemeteries.

Parks for People is for projects related to historic parks and cemeteries in the UK. You can apply for a grant from £100,000 to £5million.

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Become a Digital Champion and help Manchester become one of the world’s leading digital cities

1 Nov 2012 - 11:59 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council has a strategy to become of the world’s leading digital cities by 2020. One of the ways the Council can achieve this is through their Go ON Manchester campaign to help businesses and individuals to get online and improve their digital skills. This is a long term campaign, with the first phase aimed at local businesses and organisations.

Currently only 14 per cent of small businesses sell products and services online. This means that many organisations are missing opportunities to improve sales, generate more business and create new jobs.

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Heineken Launches Partnership with Your Square Mile to Drive Community Projects in Moss Side

31 Oct 2012 - 13:27 by michelle.foster

Heineken, the UK’s leading brewer, is launching a new community initiative that will see its 270 Manchester Brewery colleagues get involved in kick-starting and reinvigorating local projects within Moss Side.

This new initiative, that will allow Heineken to play a more active part in local life, has been created in conjunction with social enterprise Your Square Mile, a UK-wide organisation that offers practical support to help people make positive change in their communities.

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Trustees Week 2012: 5 – 11 November

26 Oct 2012 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity's work. Trustees' Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

Trustees’ Week 2012 is 5 –11 November and their website: http://trusteesweek.blogspot.co.uk/ will be regularly updated with news and information in the run up to the week.

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