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AGMA launches new-look grant scheme

21 Oct 2011 - 11:31 by michelle.foster

The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) is re-launching its grants scheme for the not-for-profit sector and inviting applications.

The fund, known as the section 48 scheme, has been reviewed to give it a clear focus on the priorities of AGMA’s Greater Manchester Strategy – in particular contributing to economic growth for the region.

The purpose of the scheme is to support properly constituted, not-for-profit voluntary sector groups who provide servicers across Greater Manchester.

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Communitybuilders Reopens for Applications

21 Oct 2011 - 11:30 by michelle.foster

Communitybuilders aims to make sustainable investments in community enterprises to build their long term financial viability and increase their ability to deliver significant social impact in their communities.

The Social Investment Business has announced the re-launch of the Communitybuilders fund to encourage regeneration projects across deprived areas of England.

This round is looking for up to 6 of the best examples of sustainable community regeneration projects in England to be pioneer investees of the new Communitybuilders Fund.

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Improving Adult Community Mental Health Services in Manchester

21 Oct 2011 - 11:29 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust provide a range of mental health, wellbeing, social care and public health services to the people of Manchester. These range of services are provided to 10,500 people each year through their community mental health services, inpatient and outpatient services. Like all other health trusts The Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust need to show that they are delivering high quality care to the people who use their services in a way that gives real value for money.

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Silver Dreams Fund Recruitment of Panel Members

20 Oct 2011 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

The Big Lottery in partnership with the Daily Mail have launched the Silver Dreams Fund and have since received an encouraging response to the initiative. As part of the decision making process it is critical that older people have a real and meaningful input. In partnership with the Daily Mail, the Big Lottery are looking for older people willing to be part of the decision making panel.

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20 Oct 2011 - 10:24 by michelle.foster

CRASH helps organisations that help homeless people which is achieved by helping with all aspects related to refurbishment of buildings and occasionally new build schemes.

Help is offered in 3 ways:
1. By providing professional expertise, this can be architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers.
2. They provide cash grants
3. They can try and source building materials free of charge from their list of Patron or supporting suppliers

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BT Community Web Kit

20 Oct 2011 - 09:14 by michelle.foster

BT has launched tools that let voluntary and community groups build and maintain their own simple website free of charge.

If you haven't already built a web site for your charity or not for profit community group, the internet is a great way to be seen - and a great way to reach out to people.

In just a few simple steps you can have an easy-to-build web site to help promote your charity or community group.

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Manchester Community Central Support to applicants to Silver Dreams

14 Oct 2011 - 16:26 by michelle.foster

The Big Lottery recently launched the Silver Dreams Fund, in association with the Daily Mail, offering an exciting new opportunity for groups to test out a range of ideas about new ways to support older people, whilst building on the wealth of experience and skills that they have to offer to others, including their families, neighbourhoods, and local communities.

The challenge is to come up with a great idea that will pioneer ways to help vulnerable older people deal more effectively with life-changing events.

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The Social Action Fund

14 Oct 2011 - 10:02 by michelle.foster

The Social Action Fund is a new grant fund of over £20 million managed by The Social Investment Business on behalf of the Office for Civil Society.

Worth over £20million, the fund will offer grants of £100,000 and more to projects across England that will expand volunteering and giving of time, money, knowledge and assets.

The Social Action Fund is open to applications to fund social action projects in England from:
• civil society organisations
• public sector bodies
• businesses with a track record of delivering social action programmes.

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Community First

14 Oct 2011 - 10:01 by michelle.foster

Community First is an £80m government-funded programme that will run for four years, until March 2015. It will help communities come together through new and existing community groups, to identify their strengths and local priorities, plan for their future and become more resilient.

Community First consists of the £30m Neighbourhood Matched Fund programme for some of the most deprived areas in the country and a national £50m Endowment Match Challenge.

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