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Reading the Riots

14 Oct 2011 - 10:00 by michelle.foster

Reading the Riots is a research project that is being run by the London School of Economics (LSE) University, together with the Guardian newspaper.

LSE and the Guardian think that politicians have jumped to lots of conclusions about the recent riots, and the only way to find out what really happened - and why - is to speak to some of those people involved, their families and their friends.

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Have your say on future Early Years services in Manchester

13 Oct 2011 - 16:22 by michelle.foster

Manchester’s services for 0 - 5 year olds are changing and Manchester City Council want as many people as possible to influence the decisions they make.

Manchester City Council have been proud of their childcare offer for many years, but the difficult economic climate means that, like many other authorities across the country, new ways of working must be found.

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Hurd’s Open Letter to the Sector

13 Oct 2011 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd has set out the strategic framework for the programmes and work of the Office of Civil Society.

In recent months, the Coalition Government has made a number of policy announcements which have important implications for charities and social enterprises. In an open letter to the sector, Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd, provides an update on the strategic framework in which they sit.

To read the letter, see below.

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Comic Relief – New Funding Available in Greater Manchester

7 Oct 2011 - 11:44 by michelle.foster

Forever Manchester, the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester have again been appointed by Comic Relief to manage and distribute its large grant scheme to community groups and projects across Greater Manchester.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for Community Groups, Resident Associations, Community Centres, Social Enterprises/ Community Interest Companies and Credit Unions.

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Volunteering Opportunities at Chorlton Youth Project

6 Oct 2011 - 09:39 by michelle.foster

Chorlton Youth Project is a long standing Youth charity based in South Manchester, with great opportunities for those with an interest in Youth Work.

The opportunities available at Chorlton Youth Project are:
Volunteer Youth Workers – five opportunities
Volunteer Web-designer – one opportunity
Management Committee Members – five opportunities

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Get your story told on film

5 Oct 2011 - 14:30 by michelle.foster

Media Trust have partnered with Sainsbury’s to launch Untold Stories, a national initiative that offers 15 charities across the UK the opportunity to tell their story through film with the help of the film industry’s finest volunteers.

The scheme is open for applications from charities, not-for-profits and voluntary organisations with an annual turnover of less than £2 million. Each charity will be matched with a top filmmaker to create a short, high quality film at a fraction of the normal cost.

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Eco Streets Grants – Guidance Sessions

5 Oct 2011 - 14:08 by michelle.foster

Eco Streets is a community grants programme open to residents in south and central Manchester funded through Manchester City Council and partners and managed by Groundwork.

The programme empowers local people to grow their knowledge and awareness of the climate change agenda and increase their confidence to take steps to mitigate their own impact. For further information, visit: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/news/eco-streets-grants-south-and-cen....

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Global Xchange - Host Homes wanted

5 Oct 2011 - 12:14 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) are still appealing for Host Homes for Global Xchange Participants. Due to a delay obtaining visas, GMYN will be seeking host homes until 22 October when the volunteers start arrive in Manchester.

Global Xchange is a partnership between VSO, The British Council and other partner organisations around the world. Working directly with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Global Xchange is part of the pilot year of International Citizen Service (ICS).

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