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Extra money for Reaching Communities applicants

20 Oct 2014 - 11:32 by michelle.foster

The Big Lottery have found that community groups are so busy doing their day-to-day work that they have little time or money left for their staff and trustees to learn new skills or focus on long-term goal.

So they have decided to offer extra money to organisations who are applying to their Reaching Communities programme to help them develop their skills, knowledge and confidence.

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Wythenshawe Your Community You Decide – Grants available

17 Oct 2014 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council have a fantastic opportunity to invest cash back of £30,000 into the community of Wythenshawe.

Do you have a great idea or a project that needs funding?

You can bid for a grant between £500 - £3000.

To apply collect an application form from the following places and return by Tuesday 5 November 2014:
• Wythenshawe Police Station, Poundswick Lane, Manchester, M22 9PQ
• Benchill Community Centre, Benchill Road, Manchester, M22 8EJA
• Lifestyle Centre, Portway, Woodhouse Park, Manchester, M22 1QW

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Adactus Neighbourhood Fund - Round 2 apply by 10 Nov

17 Oct 2014 - 10:36 by michelle.foster

In Manchester, Trafford and Cheshire Adactus tenants have allocated around £80,000 to 94 projects. Projects ranged from youth diversionary activities to healthy living to environmental improvements.

£7,000 remains so Adactus are asking for bids of up to £1,000 from community projects in Manchester, Trafford and Cheshire operating in areas where Adactus tenants live. Funding must be spent by 28 February 2015.

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Funding to prevent female genital mutilation and other forms of so-called honour based violence

17 Oct 2014 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

The Department for Communities and Local Government, in collaboration with the Government Equalities Office, is launching a call for applications for community engagement work to prevent female genital mutilation and other forms of so-called honour based violence. Any voluntary sector organisation, under section 70 of the Charities Act 2006, including faith groups, are invited to apply for a one-off grant of between £2,000 and £15,000.

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The Eastlands Homes Community Grant – next deadline 24 October 2014

10 Oct 2014 - 09:53 by michelle.foster

Helping local community groups and organisations to make a difference.

The Eastlands Homes Community Grant has been launched to support projects and activities operating in east and south-east Manchester.

Applications are encouraged from all of Eastlands Homes areas, but must benefit the local community in order to be considered.

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HMRC Grant Funding 2015/16

10 Oct 2014 - 09:51 by michelle.foster

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has £2m funding to allocate in 2015/16 to the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) to provide advice and support to their customers who need extra help understanding and complying with their obligations and claiming their entitlements.

In May 2014, HMRC launched its new service for customers who need extra help, following a pilot in the North East of England.

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Big Lunch Extras - Free training and support for communities from the Eden Project

10 Oct 2014 - 09:50 by michelle.foster

Big Lunch Extras is designed to help people interested in bringing about small, positive changes in their neighbourhoods. It builds on the success of the Big Lunch which you might have heard of, and which this year saw 4.8M neighbours sit down and have lunch together.

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The Work Place Learning Programme

10 Oct 2014 - 09:49 by michelle.foster

The Work Place Learning Programme is here to assist small and medium size enterprises by funding training to further develop their employee’s skills and abilities and can support small to medium enterprises with up to 999 employees.

The Manchester College can offer training to your employees at no cost to your business.

Training offered:
• Customer Service
• IT Training
• First Aid at Work
• Business administration
• Basic skills
• and many more

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