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Volunteers wanted for the Manchester Day Parade

3 Jun 2010 - 16:31 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Day Parade takes place on Sunday 20 June 2010 and gives the chance to celebrate what is fantastic about the city past and present, its heroes and its uniqueness. This years theme is ‘Out of This World’.

With over 60 local groups involved creating floats and spectacular creations for the parade, the event promises to showcase the greatness of this city and the people in it.

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Volunteering Opportunities at Action for Sustainable Living

3 Jun 2010 - 12:58 by michelle.foster

Over the next four years, Action for Sustainable Living (AFSL) will help to inspire and empower individuals from communities across South Manchester by initiating local projects to help build 'greener’, more sustainable neighbourhoods.

Action for Sustainable Living are expanding into new areas and are looking for Voluntary Local Project Managers to help them continue their current work in target wards around South and Central Manchester.

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The Peter Kershaw Trust Memorial Bursary

3 Jun 2010 - 09:33 by michelle.foster

The Trust is seeking applications for the Peter Kershaw Memorial Bursary.

Peter Kershaw, the ex-chairman of Joseph Holt brewery, who died in 2000, set up his trust, partly to benefit disadvantaged young people. To commemorate him, the Trustees established a bursary to fund the costs of a youth leader.

Organisations with charitable status in Greater Manchester are invited to apply for the bursary, which will be awarded on the basis of up £25,000 for year 1, £15,000 for year 2 and £10,000 for year 3.

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Any Plans Tonight Summer 2010

3 Jun 2010 - 09:32 by michelle.foster

The Any Plans Tonight fund is now open and the Teenage Pregnancy Team are happy to receive applications from groups of young people. Activities should take place between June and the end of August 2010.

The Any Plans Tonight fund is used to encourage groups of young people to plan and run activities aimed at reducing teenage conceptions.

Grants of up to £200 for one-off activities or events, and up to £750 to fund more substantial pieces of work are available.

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Trustees wanted at LGF

2 Jun 2010 - 12:27 by michelle.foster

2010 sees The Lesbian and Gay Foundation’s 10th anniversary and they are looking to ensure that their board of Trustees truly represent the communities they serve.

If you can commit to giving some of your time to making sure that the organisation continues to serve the community and if you have the skills and abilities to provide leadership in the fight against homophobia they would love to hear from you.

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Thinking the Unthinkable - Event Review

1 Jun 2010 - 15:19 by cheryl.mcalister

What do you do if the unthinkable happens and your funding gets withdrawn?

Manchester Community Central held one of a series of events in an attempt to help organisations plan for the coming changes and to start thinking about what to do before its too late.

Changes to Government and the spending cuts that seem inevitable, look set to drastically change how many groups operate within the sector and may well force organisations into competing or collaborating for funding.

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The Roby – Recruiting Trustee Board

1 Jun 2010 - 15:01 by michelle.foster

The Roby, a community mental health charity, urgently needs to recruit volunteer trustees for its Charity Board.

The Roby are a progressive, equal opportunities organisation seeking dynamic individuals with experience in mental health, social care, finance and HR (preferred but not required).

For further information and to express an interest, www.theroby.org.uk, or contact Ben Crouch, on 0161 257 2653.

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Volunteers wanted at Roof

1 Jun 2010 - 10:39 by michelle.foster

Roof is a homeless charity intended to link clients with social landlords and empower homeless people through long term volunteering, work and training geared towards long term security whilst acknowledging and referring clients to addiction support services and mental health services and working with existing day centre homeless projects.

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Have your say on the future of Fallowfield and Withington

1 Jun 2010 - 10:11 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is preparing District Centre Plans for Fallowfield and Withington and want your help to shape the future of the area. They are inviting residents, traders and shoppers to have their say on improvements that could make positive changes to the area.

District Centres play a major role in the lives of neighbourhoods, encouraging more people to live, work and visit the area which in turn supports economic growth.

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How to generate new funding and other ideas

26 May 2010 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

The Sourcing Innovative Solutions Guide produced by NCVO gives you practical suggestions on how to generate funding and other ideas to change your organisation for the better, illustrated with examples from Cancer Research UK.

Not every charity is as big as CRUK but anyone can be open to ideas and take risks. Adapting the methods for your own organisation could help you to increase your funds or serve your users more effectively.

To view the guide, please see below.

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