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National Vegetarian Week Challenge 19-25 May 2014

6 Mar 2014 - 11:01 by michelle.foster

The Vegetarian Society are daring the public to go meat-free for National Vegetarian Week 2014, which takes place on 19-25 May by either challenging themselves, or, if they’re already vegetarian or vegan, challenging their friends, family and colleagues.

Those who sign up will receive a newsletter each day of NVW, featuring a delicious recipe and some handy tips for making the most of the Week.

Vegetarian food is fun, tasty and seriously varied, and there’s never been a better time to give it a go.

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The Challenge for Manchester

27 Jan 2014 - 15:12 by Mike Wild

Before Christmas, Mike Wild (Chief Executive of Macc) and Nigel Rose (Macc’s Strategic Lead on Commissioning) met with Geoff Little (Deputy Chief Executive of Manchester City Council) and Carol Culley (Assistant Chief Executive, Finance and Performance).  We wanted to discuss the impact not just of the next wave of public sector cuts but the prolonged effects of recession. We also wanted to explore the Council’s views on how the voluntary and community sector can rise to meet the challenges faced by the communities in Manchester.

The Orchard Windfalls Fund 2014

23 Jan 2014 - 10:25 by michelle.foster

The Tree Council has funds available to assist schools and community groups proposing to undertake well-planned orchard planting projects during National Tree Week, 29 November to 7 December 2014.

This grant fund is open to all Schools and Community Groups within the United Kingdom, with the condition that children aged sixteen or under with the condition that children aged sixteen or under are involved in the planting or, where the trees are too large to be directly handled by them, related educational activities.

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Grow Wild funding – Create your own Grow Wild Community Site

19 Dec 2013 - 16:05 by michelle.foster

A Grow Wild community site is a place where local people use UK native plants to create a space for everyone to enjoy.

Grow Wild are awarding £500 to £5,000 for each Grow Wild community site.

At the moment, your Grow Wild site might be an unloved, neglected and rundown area that you’d like to reclaim for the local community. You just need to tell Grow Wild how you want to turn it into an inspiring space for everyone.

With the funding, people from all over the UK will create stunning sites that everyone will love and use.

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Sustainable travel grants

15 Nov 2013 - 09:44 by michelle.foster

Travel Choices is offering grants to businesses for schemes which encourage employees to make sustainable travel choices.

Whether you want to build bike storage facilities at your premises so staff can cycle to work, put in an electric vehicle charging point or run an event to promote sustainable travel to staff, you can apply for up to £10,000 to make it happen.

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Lobbying and Transparency Bill

24 Oct 2013 - 19:01 by Mike Wild

At our Spirit of Manchester awards event last month one of the categories was for Most Successful Campaign. We wanted to acknowledge campaigning work because we’ve always believed that it’s the job of charities not just to meet needs but to drive change for the longer term. The history of social change in this country has been driven by the campaigning efforts of groups for centuries.

Macc wins Council Infrastructure Contract

18 Oct 2013 - 12:51 by michelle.foster

As you may be aware, earlier this year the City Council launched a competitive tendering process for the contract to provide support to the city's voluntary and community sector for the next three years.

We are delighted to announce that Macc has been awarded this contract.

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Environmental Strategy Fund

To enable VCS groups to contribute towards the development and delivery of citywide programmes of activity as set out in the city’s climate change action plan, Manchester – A Certain Future (MACF), and the City Council’s MACF Delivery Plan 2010-20.
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