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Free online service to help compliance with human resources and health and safety legislation

22 Jul 2010 - 12:43 by michelle.foster

Charity Builder UK is a free, online service which can be used by all not-for-profit groups including charities, community groups and social enterprises.

The service has been funded by Capacitybuilders, and developed in recognition that small and medium sized charities often find it hard to comply with Human Resources and Health and Safety legislation – two notoriously difficult, time consuming and costly areas of essential administration which increasingly need to be demonstrated as part of funding applications.

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Media Trust – Volunteer Filmmaking, Series Six

22 Jul 2010 - 12:42 by michelle.foster

Volunteer Filmmaking, a project run by Media Trust to encourage small charities to apply to have a professional film produced about their organisation, work and impact, has relaunched for the sixth consecutive year.

Applications are now open for charities or CIC's registered in England with an annual turnover of less than £2 million. Media Trust are encouraging environmental and wildlife charities to apply.

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BBC Step Up Manchester Call for Applicants

22 Jul 2010 - 12:42 by michelle.foster

Step Up is a media project run by the BBC Academy in partnership with BBC News which aims to give people the skills and confidence to work in news.

The project offers the chance to meet and learn from BBC staff, experience how the BBC Manchester newsroom works, and get an insight into how a news programme is put together. By taking part in Step Up participants will develop their confidence and knowledge, and be in a better position to apply for jobs within the media industry. This projects offers the chance to get that first
Step into the media industry.

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David Cameron Launches Big Society Programme

20 Jul 2010 - 12:45 by michelle.foster

Speaking in Liverpool on Monday 19 July 2010, the Prime Minister has unveiled the first details of the Government's Big Society programme.

Community projects in four parts of the country: Liverpool, the Eden Valley in Cumbria, the Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the London Borough of Sutton, will receive an expert organiser and dedicated civil servants to ensure "people power" initiatives get off the ground and inspire a wider change.

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Manchester Settlement: Holiday Childcare and Family Day trip

20 Jul 2010 - 11:23 by michelle.foster

Manchester Settlement at the New Roundhouse in Openshaw are providing holiday care for children aged 3-11 years.

Places are available from 8.30am – 5.30pm from 19 July - 3 September 2010, reasonable rates are available.

For further information, contact Clare, on 0161 614 8448 or email: info@manchestersettlement.org.uk.


Manchester Settlement are also organising a family daytrip to Southport on Thursday 5 August 2010.

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Union Chapel - Need a new coordinator

16 Jul 2010 - 11:57 by mike.wright

Are you looking for long term volunteering? Are you a people person? Are you looking for an absorbing and rewarding role?

We need a new coordinator for a lively independent Adult Education initiative within an established, much-loved Community Centre in South Manchester. The hours are flexible, about 15-20 per week. The present coordinator is retiring due to poor health, but will be able to offer good support during the transition.

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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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