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BBC Children in Need are making changes to their grant making

5 Oct 2012 - 09:54 by michelle.foster

BBC Children in Need are making changes to their grant making, making their application process more accessible.

To do this, their 15 October 2012 for their Small and Main Grant Programmes deadline will be the last one until Spring 2013.

Please note Positive Destinations and Fun and Friendship are still running but will not be open to new applications.

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Dickens at 200

4 Oct 2012 - 12:59 by michelle.foster

Throughout 2012, Manchester Libraries have been celebrating "Dickens at 200" with a series of events and promotional initiatives, culminating in their involvement in the Manchester Literary Festivals "Dickens Day" in October.

To bring to a close the celebration of Dickens at 200 the Manchester Library and Information Service would like budding writers everywhere to complete a ghost story.

The competition is open to entrants aged 16 and over and winning entries will receive a Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection DVD Set.

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Eastlands Homes' Community Grant

3 Oct 2012 - 16:25 by michelle.foster

Funding is available to support projects and activities operating in east and south-east Manchester. Applications are encouraged from all of Eastlands Homes' areas - Openshaw, Beswick, Clayton, Miles Platting, Ardwick, Levenshulme, Longsight, Rusholme and Gorton - but must benefit the local community in order to be considered.

Eastlands Homes is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2003 that has grown to around 8,000 properties, largely due to two stock transfers from Manchester City Council.

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Arts Council England Opens £20 Million Small Capital Grants Scheme

28 Sep 2012 - 10:46 by michelle.foster

Arts Council England's new Small Capital Grants scheme is designed to benefit arts initiatives taking place in England, helping to make these projects more sustainable and resilient. The scheme forms part of a range of measures intended to help create a more sustainable, resilient and innovative arts sector.

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Leadership required for GMCVO Board

28 Sep 2012 - 10:43 by michelle.foster

Are you a supporter of the voluntary sector? Do you value its independence, creativity and commitment? Do you believe it has a major role to play in the economic and social welfare of the people of Greater Manchester? Would you like to see it getting a fair share of resources and punching its weight with the policy-makers?

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Community Rights Grant Programmes

28 Sep 2012 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

Over £10m available to community groups looking to take over local services using the new rights
Community groups can apply for funding to help them use the new Community Right to Challenge in the Localism Act. The Right came into force on 27 June and will empower local community organisations to take over a local service that they can run more effectively.

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Investment and Contract Readiness Fund

28 Sep 2012 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

The £10m three year Investment and Contract Readiness Fund on behalf of the Office for Civil society is now open.

The Fund will support social ventures to build their capacity to be able to receive investment and bid for public service contracts.

The Office for Civil society have put investors at the heart of the process because as providers of investment they both understand what investment ready ventures look like and have a keen business driven interest in helping social ventures with the greatest chances of success secure this support.

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Map of Clinical Commissioning Groups' Boundaries

27 Sep 2012 - 10:29 by michelle.foster

The Transition Alliance have produced a map showing the boundaries of the North West Health and Wellbeing Boards and Clinical Commissioning Groups. This map will be of use to anyone who will be working within the new structure - particularly where this work crosses locality boundaries.

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Trafford NHS Consultation

27 Sep 2012 - 10:11 by michelle.foster

In the final six weeks of the new health deal for Trafford public consultation, the NHS in Trafford is calling on all community, voluntary, religious and special needs groups and organisations, to join in the discussion around the proposed service changes at Trafford General Hospital.

A new community toolkit, containing a DVD and several interactive activities, has been specifically designed for local groups to help them learn about the proposed service changes and encourage them to share their views and opinions on the proposal.

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