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Manchester Beacon Science Festival Community Awards 2010

25 May 2010 - 11:50 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Beacon for Public Engagement is inviting expressions of interest for the Science Festival Community Awards 2010. Four awards of up to £2000 each are available to develop community engagement activities during the Manchester Science Festival 2010, which is taking place from 23 – 31 October 2010.

These awards aim to make Science inspirational, accessible and relevant to local communities and to develop cooperative networks or collaborative partnerships to deliver the activity. These new partnerships must include a representative from each of the following sectors:

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Government Publishes Agreed Policies for Big Society Programme

25 May 2010 - 11:48 by michelle.foster

At a round table event in the Cabinet Room in Number 10, a group of civil society community activists and leaders met with the Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude and Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd to debate the agreed policies for the Government's Big Society programme.

Big Society is a cross-Government policy programme that aims to create a climate that will empower local people and communities and devolve power from Whitehall.

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Prince’s Trust Community Cash Awards

24 May 2010 - 13:58 by michelle.foster

Community Cash Awards are grants to help you set up a project that will benefit your community.

Grants of up to £3,000 are available and support to help plan your project, research your budget, set goals and learn about your community will be provided.

To apply for a grant you must be either:
• aged 14-16, and achieving or at risk of achieving less than 5 GCSEs grades A* - C, or
• aged 16-25 and not in education, training or work (or working less than 16 hours a week)

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Age UK Summer Grant Programme

19 May 2010 - 12:17 by michelle.foster

Age UK's Summer Grant Programme offers funding in support of activities for older people aged 50 and over in England.

Grants of up to £500 are available to any voluntary or charitable club whose objectives are similar to those of Age UK and whose annual turnover is less than £30,000 per annum.

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Find Your Community Space

19 May 2010 - 12:08 by michelle.foster

MyCommunitySpace is a place for community and voluntary sector organisations to find or advertise premises for hire. Whether you’re after long-term office space or a room for a one-off event, you’ll find it on MyCommunitySpace.

They also offer free advice and resources on all aspects of finding and managing premises.

For further information, visit: http://www.mycommunityspace.org.uk/search_property_result.aspx.

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Nick Hurd is new charities minister

17 May 2010 - 14:42 by michelle.foster

Conservative MP Nick Hurd has been announced as the voluntary sector’s new minister.

After a year and a half as shadow charities minister, Hurd has now secured the role within the new coalition government.

The son of former Conservative home secretary Douglas Hurd, Nick Hurd was elected to parliament in 2005. He has served on the environment audit committee and in 2006 successfully took through parliament a private members bill, the Sustainable Communities Act.

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New Minister for the Cabinet Office

13 May 2010 - 13:22 by michelle.foster

As Prime Minister David Cameron puts the finishing touches to his coalition government, changes have already started to take place across government departments.

Francis Maude has been appointed as Minister for the Cabinet Office and the department has assumed responsibility for all functions administered by the Office of the Third Sector (OTS).

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Live UnLtd – Now Open to Applications

12 May 2010 - 12:02 by michelle.foster

Live UnLtd is a programme launching with £5 million of resources for young people, part-funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the Millennium Awards Trust.

The programme aims to help young people between the ages of 11 and 25 in England turn their innovative projects ideas into reality.

Those working in music, sport, arts or traditional business may be assisted to "change the world around them for the better".

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Arrest Referral Helpline Team Volunteers Wanted

11 May 2010 - 12:29 by michelle.foster

The Arrest Referral Helpline Team are looking to recruit volunteers who want to gain experience in a fast paced, action packed office and influence social policy.

The Arrest Referral Helpline Team supports the families of offenders who without doubt serve a sentence with their loved one, outside the prison.

They can offer hours to suit all.

For further information and to apply, contact 0161 795 2693, or email: mbenitez@partnersofprisoners.co.uk.

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