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Greater Manchester Sports Fund

11 Mar 2010 - 16:41 by michelle.foster

The Greater Manchester Sports Fund aims to ensure that young people aged 12-21 competing in any kind of sport, irrespective of background, get the help they need to fulfil their potential.  Support is offered to talented young people, both able bodied and disabled who may otherwise not be able to afford to develop their sports skills.

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Mediabox Funding

8 Mar 2010 - 15:49 by michelle.foster

Mediabox funding is available for organisations to work with disadvantaged young people on youth led media projects.

Mid Mediabox is open for applications, grants of £5,000 - £20,000 are available.
Mid Mediabox is a mid-level grant open to established youth organisations that may or may not have delivered media projects in the past. This grant can be used to develop a new creative idea and/or to promote a completed youth-led media project to a wider audience.

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Do You Own A Minibus?

8 Mar 2010 - 14:42 by michelle.foster

The GM Community Transport Forum is looking for groups in Greater Manchester who operate their own vehicles, to offer free membership and help to ensure they are operating safely and legally. They can also put you in touch with your local CT that can offer driver training, advice, vehicles for hire or a range of vehicle management services.

If you know a group who:

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Grassroots Grants – Last Chance to Apply

5 Mar 2010 - 15:55 by michelle.foster

The Community Foundation is encouraging groups interested in applying for a Grassroots Grant to do so as soon as possible.

The fund is entering its final year and will stop awarding grant money in September 2010 and groups will have to spend all their money by January 2011.

There is more than £200,000 available for groups in Manchester to apply for and awards of up to £5,000 are available.

The grants can be used to fund a wide range of activities such as purchasing equipment, putting on a local event, as a contribution to rent costs and training of volunteers.

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Launch of the Big Ideas Grant

5 Mar 2010 - 15:53 by michelle.foster

The Big Ideas Grant is a £50,000 fund aimed at helping to unlock the potential of hundreds of small ideas and give people the helping hand they need to prove their idea works and share them widely.

To enable health and social care services to meet the Dignity Challenge, there is a need to think differently and find new, better ways of doing things.

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Manchester’s Climate Change Action Plan

5 Mar 2010 - 15:52 by michelle.foster

Manchester. A Certain Future is an action plan for Manchester is a plan for the entire city. Everyone has their part to play and its successful delivery will rely on us all working together, whether that’s homeowners, community groups, businesses or public agencies.

This plan sets headline actions for just one decade – to 2020 – but it provides a strong starting point for a much longer journey, through to 2050 and a radically changed, low carbon future where large-scale emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) have become a thing of the past.

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Launch of data.gov.uk website

5 Mar 2010 - 15:42 by michelle.foster

Data.gov.uk gives the public access to the vast quantities of information collected and held by the government and local authorities.

The website contains more than 2500 sets of data from across government. All of the data is non-personal and in a format that can be reused by any individual or business to create innovative new software tools, such as applications about house prices, local amenities and services, or access to local hospitals.

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'Fair Society, Healthy Lives' Review

5 Mar 2010 - 15:38 by michelle.foster

This review is a culmination of a year long independent review funded by the Government, which analyses and describes health inequalities in England. It proposes actions and strategies to reduce health inequalities from 2010.

The aim of the Review was to propose an evidence based strategy for reducing health inequalities from 2010. The strategy includes policies and interventions that address the social determinants of health inequalities.

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Nationwide Foundation Small Grants Programme

5 Mar 2010 - 15:27 by michelle.foster

The Nationwide Foundation has expanded its Small Grants Programme criteria for charities working with older people. The previous age restrictions have now been removed, and work can benefit any older person to improve their housing needs or address financial exclusion.

This programme offers grants of up to £5,000 to registered charities with incomes of under £500,000, which fit within their funding guidelines.

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