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Kaplan launches Job Ready Programme in Manchester

27 Sep 2012 - 10:08 by michelle.foster

Two week courses offered to Manchester school and college leavers free of charge

In response to valuable feedback from employers, local training provider, Kaplan, has launched its Job Ready Programme in Manchester to ensure school and college leavers are fully geared up for apprenticeships when they make the transition to professional life.

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Get involved in the development of a strategy for working with “troubled teens” - Respond by 27 Sept

26 Sep 2012 - 14:07 by michelle.foster

Learning from Zoe; A troubled teenager

The Manchester Safeguarding Children Board has piloted the new Social Case Institute for Excellence methodology focusing on a Manchester young person, who for the purpose of the events has been named 'Zoe'. The pilot has now been concluded and a number of findings recorded. The next step is to share these findings and consult with the Manchester children's workforce to inform an action plan.

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Visit our new Funding Portal

21 Sep 2012 - 10:45 by michelle.foster

We are pleased to announce recent improvements to our funding search facility which makes it easier to find potential funding for your group or project.

Following feedback from users of the previous system GrantNet, the new funding portal offers more control to the user and allows you to identify and select only funding schemes and awards that are appropriate for your project from over 5,000 sources including government, lottery and trust funds.

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The Challenge Fund for Historic Buildings at Risk

21 Sep 2012 - 10:44 by michelle.foster

Are you involved in or thinking about becoming involved in, a not for profit project that includes the repair and re-use of a listed building or an unlisted building in a conservation area, that is of architectural merit?

If you are, your project might be eligible for a grant from The Architectural Fund (AHF).

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Local Youth Panels and Manchester Youth Council

21 Sep 2012 - 10:43 by michelle.foster

The next dates for the Local Youth Panels have been organised and it would be great to get young people aged 13 - 18 to come along.

The Local Youth Panels give young people an opportunity to have a voice and be heard. Manchester Youth Council will be launched in early November, so people can get involved in this through signing up to the Local Youth Panel.

The details of the meeting are as follows:
Date & Time: Wednesday 19 September 2012, 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: The Powerhouse

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Making it easier to set up and run a charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation: Progress Update

21 Sep 2012 - 10:41 by michelle.foster

The Cabinet Office have produced a stocktake on progress in making it easier to run a civil society organisation, such as a charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation.

In the last two years, the Cabinet Office have undertaken a comprehensive review of the regulation that affects the sector. The Cabinet Office are also investing more than £39 million in the infrastructure that exists to help civil society do more.

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Miles Platting You Decide is back

14 Sep 2012 - 12:23 by michelle.foster

Adactus Housing has once again set aside a pot of money and would like to put you in con¬trol of how it’s spent. Miles Platting - You Decide lets Miles Platting residents de¬cide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.

What can you apply for?
Adactus Housing need your ideas for projects that will:
• benefit as many people as possible from across the community
• help to make Miles Platting a better place for everyone
• meet a real need that is not already met in the area

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BBC TV's The One Show Seeks Community Projects in Need of Help Across the UK

14 Sep 2012 - 12:20 by michelle.foster

The BBC TV's The One Show is looking for community projects across the UK that need a helping hand. It wants to use its influence to galvanise volunteer efforts in different schemes for a new weekly feature on the programme in the coming months.

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Apprenticeships - Join the Revolution

14 Sep 2012 - 12:16 by michelle.foster

Apprenticeships are changing. With over 200 different types of Apprenticeships across many industry sectors, there are more opportunities than ever before to undertake an Apprenticeship and earn whilst you learn. From finance to law, engineering to science, retail to healthcare, there is an Apprenticeship out there for you.

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