So, it’s out. The specification for Youth Fund 2013-15 (R3) is now out there; if you’ve not seen it yet then go to: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/manchester-youth-fund-and-play-fund-2..., where you will find all the documentation and how to get support.
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The Manchester Youth Fund and Play Fund 2013/2015 seeks to provide an appropriate, sufficient and equitable spread of provision for 5-19 year olds (up to 25 for those in vulnerable groups) across the city. Funding for both youth and play has been aligned for the commissioning of projects running from 1 July 2013 until 31 March 2015 in order to allow and encourage organisations to consider possible models that allow economy of scale and lead to innovative approaches that will make a real difference to children and young people in areas of highest need.
The Equity Foundation, part of Equity Housing Group, will be officially launching in January 2013, but is has opened its Change Something grants programme which aims to help people make positive changes in their communities in Stockport, Trafford and South Manchester.
Community groups, registered charities, social enterprises or Community Interest Companies (CIC) can apply.
Manchester residents wanting to hold events to help their communities stand up to hate crime are being invited to apply for cash from the City Council.
Manchester City Council is encouraging residents to help them raise awareness of the problem and understand what they can do to report any incidents, as part of a hate crime awareness week being held early next year.
Groups who want to organise events helping residents celebrate their diversity and get to know each other better are now being invited to apply for grants of up to £200.
The John Grant Davies Trust provides funding for groups based in areas of urban deprivation in Greater Manchester and which are combating poverty and empowering local people to help in their own community.
Grants are normally made between the values of £100 and £3,000. However, an exceptional application may receive a greater amount of funding.
Applications for revenue funding over a period of up to three years will also be considered.
Voluntary and community groups working in the most deprived areas of Greater Manchester are eligible to apply.
Do you want to be involved in running a vibrant organisation that supports the many wonderful organisations that provide services for our young people? Voluntary Youth Manchester is seeking new trustees to support its development over the next 3 years. We have a helpful information pack put together by a former Chair, and the opportunity to ask questions or discuss any issues with the current VYM Chair. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact us at email@example.com.
Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has teamed up with national communications charity Media Trust, and Northcliffe Digital's Thisis and localpeople community news sites to find inspiring images of communities and Big Lottery Fund projects making a difference.
Upload your photos showing how your BIG-funded project is making a positive difference for a chance to win a Canon D-SLR camera and two places on a photography training course. BIG-funded projects should enter the Big Lottery Fund Project category. All entries must be supplied with a caption explaining what the photo shows.
The new Equalities Funding Programme provides grants of up to £40,000 per year to voluntary and community sector groups to deliver projects which address inequalities faced by sections of the community in Manchester.
The East Manchester Ending Youth Violence Small Grants Programme will provide funding for voluntary, community and faith organisations working with young people in the East Manchester SRF area.
The grants will support work with young people who are involved in youth violence or are at risk of becoming involved.
Grants of up to £3,000 are available for activities and support for 13-25 year olds from the East Manchester SRF area to be delivered before 31 March 2013.
To mark Trustee Week 2012, which is 5 – 11 November, we have updated and added new links to our Trustees Toolkit: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/trustees-toolkit
We are especially keen this year to support the facilitation of matching volunteers with specific skill sets to trustee opportunities through the promotion of the NCVO Trusteebank.