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The Hilden Charitable Fund – Summer Play Schemes 2019

10 May 2019 - 10:31 by michelle.foster

The Hilden Charitable Fund has allocated a small budget to help community groups run summer play schemes for disadvantaged communities. Some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families, and show BME involvement.

Trustees look to fund:
• Projects for children aged 5 to 18 years
• Locally based schemes lasting from 2 to 6 weeks
• Schemes with strong volunteer support

Applications are accepted from voluntary agencies with an income of less than £150,000.

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Forward Enterprise Fund

10 May 2019 - 10:27 by michelle.foster

Ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction are two groups mainstream employers are least likely to recruit. Yet having a job can bring independence and self-respect, and is the single most effective factor in reducing the risk of re-offending. The Forward Enterprise Fund wants to support charities and enterprises that prioritise creating employment opportunities for these groups. Forward Enterprise Fund

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New Youth Charter to support young people across the country

10 May 2019 - 10:20 by michelle.foster

A new Youth Charter will be developed to set out a vision for young people over the next generation and beyond, Mims Davies, Minister for Sport and Civil Society has announced.Gov.uk

The charter will reaffirm Government’s commitment to give young people a strong voice on the issues they care about such as combating serious violence and knife crime, addressing mental and physical health challenges and concerns about the environment and climate change.

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New role to ensure women’s voices are heard in Manchester

9 May 2019 - 16:06 by michelle.foster

A partnership of Manchester charities has appointed Safia Griffin as Women’s Influencer Worker to amplify the voices of women who have experienced challenges including homelessness, addiction and mental illness and ensure they have a say on services. Saffia Griffin

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Manchester Volunteer Advice Project Information sessions May 2019

9 May 2019 - 16:04 by michelle.foster

Want to increase your skills, confidence and knowledge?
Gain work experience and meet new people?
Join the Manchester Volunteer Advice Project

The project needs Receptionists, Advisors, Advice Support workers and Immigration Assistants for community advice organisations:
• Cheetham Hill Advice Centre
• Manchester Mind
• Centre Point
• Manchester Refugee Support Network
• Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit
• Manchester City Council

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Barnes, Cotton Districts

9 May 2019 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

The main purpose of Barnes, Cotton Districts is to provide a regular income (currently £45 per month) for people in financial need whilst suffering from permanent of temporary illness, disease or disability. Barnes, Cotton Districts also give one-off grants, usually to assist with the purchase of specific items of equipment related to their illness (e.g. new bed/fridge etc.)

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