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Funding Commission proposes £10m 'Big Ask' campaign

26 Aug 2010 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

The Funding Commission has proposed a £10m ‘Big Ask’ campaign to bolster fundraising and promote the work of civil society organisations.

The suggestion is one of a raft of recommendations the Funding Commission will release in December designed to increase giving and secure the future funding of the sector over the next ten years.

In an article which will appear in next month’s Fundraising and Charity Finance magazines, the Funding Commission’s chair Fiona Ellis and Richard Gutch propose that a Big Ask campaign could improve individual giving.

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Big Society red tape purge

26 Aug 2010 - 10:18 by michelle.foster

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts will lead a new cutting red-tape taskforce to flush out burdens on the voluntary sector Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, and Mark Prisk, Minister for Business and Enterprise have announced.

The Government is committed to making it easier to run charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises. Reducing bureaucratic burdens will free-up time and resources for these organisations to make a difference in their communities and help mobilise the Big Society.

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Trustees Needed at Manchester Carers Centre

19 Aug 2010 - 16:30 by michelle.foster

Manchester Carers Centre is part of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers. Their central aim is to improve the lives of carers in Manchester.

Becoming a Trustee is a great way to put your skills to work, improve your experience and give something back to your community. Trustee posts are unpaid but out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Some of the skills they are looking for include: communication, finance and fundraising, IT, experience of caring, PR & marketing, business, legal, voluntary sector, experience of carers’ services and team-work.

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Adactus Neighbourhood Fund

19 Aug 2010 - 11:55 by michelle.foster

The Neighbourhood Fund aims to support small-scale projects that will improve the quality of life in local communities and make a real difference to the neighbourhood or the environment in and around the district.

The fund is available to any residents, residents groups, community groups, charitable organisations or social enterprises working in communities where Adactus manage homes. The fund is not available to statutory bodies or profit making organisations.

There is no limit on how much cash you bid for.

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The Feelgood Fund

19 Aug 2010 - 11:54 by michelle.foster

The Feelgood Fund is a pot of money that young people can apply to for grants of £200 for one off or short term events, led or involving young people (16-25).

Groups of young people, or community and voluntary organisations working with young people can apply for grants of £200 to run one-off or short term events which support one or more of the ‘5 Steps to Well-Being’ - Be Active, Connect, Take Notice, Keep
Learning, and Give.

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The Work Programme Consortia Opportunities

17 Aug 2010 - 15:31 by michelle.foster

Further to the Work Programme Framework information we have disseminated via our website we have been made aware of the following consortia opportunities. Please note there is no recommendation implied by Manchester Community Central of either opportunity.

Work programme - Third sector consortia (Special purpose vehicle)
Northwood Valley are putting together a Special Purpose Vehicle owned and driven by local Third Sector organisations.

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Volunteer Administrative Assistant at BHA

17 Aug 2010 - 09:21 by michelle.foster

The Black Health Agency (BHA) exists to improve lives and change futures. BHA aim to challenge health inequalities and take positive action in favour of Black and Minority Ethnic, disadvantaged and other marginalised communities.

BHA is currently seeking a volunteer to help with Administrative duties within its head office. The volunteer will be responsible for reception duties and other administrative functions.

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NatWest Community Fund

16 Aug 2010 - 12:34 by michelle.foster

The NatWest Community Fund aims to support hundreds of local charities and projects across Britain each year.

Charities and projects can be nominated which are making a big difference in your local community. All eligible nominations will be reviewed by panels made up of staff, local people and community leaders, who will decide on a shortlist of three for each local area.

You'll then be given the chance to vote for the charity or project which deserves to benefit most from the Community Fund.

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