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8 things you should know about the Voluntary Sector in Manchester...

17 May 2013 - 14:02 by michelle.foster

1. In 2012/13 there were 3,093 community and voluntary organisations, co-operatives and social enterprises in Manchester

2. In 2012/13 the total income of the sector was £477 million

3. Medium and large organisations receive 95% of the total sector income

4. 1,987 organisations are micro (with an annual income under £10 thousand)

5. There are 94,300 volunteers in the sector

6. Volunteers give 370,000 hours each week

7. The contribution of volunteers in the sector is valued at £332 million each year

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Minister Discusses GM Green Deal

15 May 2013 - 14:02 by margot.sullivan

Minister discusses GM Green Deal


Greg Barker, Minister for Climate Change made a visit to Manchester on Thursday, May 9 to discuss Greater Manchester’s progress in pioneering the Green Deal.

The Minister met with housing, skills, building and energy experts from Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub – made up of representatives from the ten local authorities and private sector businesses, whose aim is to reduce carbon emissions across the region by  48 per cent by  2020.

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Red Rose Forest is planning to transform Manchester's Stevenson Square this summer

15 May 2013 - 13:39 by margot.sullivan

Red Rose Forest is planning to transform Manchester's Stevenson Square this summer. 

But they need your help to turn their vision into reality.

They want to plant street trees, add hanging baskets and create a green roof on top of the old toilet block.

They've already raised some funds but need your help to raise the final £6,000 for the project.

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Scale of Climate Week 2013 & Dates of Climate Week 2014

15 May 2013 - 13:21 by margot.sullivan

Scale of Climate Week 2013

Climate Week in March 2013 involved a massive 3,500 events attended by half a million people across the UK. Social media activity was also huge - Climate Week was the top trend on Twitter.

Over 1,300 organisations promoted Climate Week in advance and 2,800 ran events during the week. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who has helped to make it Britain's biggest climate change campaign.

Dates of Climate Week 2014

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State of the Sector 2013

10 May 2013 - 16:25 by Mike Wild

This morning I was in the happy position of being able to present our new research into the state of the voluntary sector in Manchester. It has been a long-held ambition of mine to be able to show the full extent of the enormous contribution which voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises and the community work of faith groups make to the city. 

Bee Saver Kits

8 May 2013 - 10:58 by margot.sullivan

Save Britain's bees. Donate to get your Bee Saver Kit now.

Our bees are dying out fast and a huge reason for this is the loss of their natural habitat. They've lost 97% of their grassland habitats in the past 60 years. But disaster can be averted.

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Race against time to save historic Ancoats Dispensary - '13th hour' stay of execution

1 May 2013 - 13:09 by margot.sullivan

Race against time to save historic Ancoats Dispensary

Historic Ancoats Dispensary has been given a ‘13th hour’ stay of execution – after it was set to be demolished. Councillors have ruled campaigners fighting to save the nineteenth century former hospital have one month to prove they have viable plans for its future.

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Manchester: A Certain Future Stakeholder Steering Group, Chair

19 Apr 2013 - 13:50 by michelle.foster

Manchester: A Certain Future is a stakeholder Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for the city of Manchester. It sets out the actions that will need to be taken by citizens and organisations in the city in order to meet two objectives by 2020: reducing CO2 emissions by 41%; changing the culture to one appropriate for a low carbon city.

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