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Mental Health Awareness - Manchester Mind Training

This course is the ideal introduction for any employee to gain increased knowledge, confidence and awareness surrounding mental health issues and basic knowledge of how to support their own mental health, and that of colleagues and clients.

Who is it for 
All employees and volunteers

Learning aims

12 September, 2019 - 09:30 to 12:30

Bid Writing for Charities and Community Groups

Get Grants Full-Day Bid-Writing Courses will give you practical support to improve your grant fundraising success and inspire you to become a more confident grant fundraiser. In attending our course, you will access expert insights, crucial information, and friendly advice that will help you increase your organisation’s income through grant funding.


27 September, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:00

Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2019 – Climate Emergency

6 Aug 2019 - 13:46 by michelle.foster

Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation? Would you like to share a story of your activity to tackle the climate emergency, as part of the 2019 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?

Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2019 - Climate emergency

We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 23-27 September.

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Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Do you want to become a tutor in adult education?

The level 3 AET course might be just what you need to get on the first step of the ladder as a tutor. 

The course will take place on Mondays for 10 weeks.

A mini placement can be organised on request following the course to gain experience of teaching at the well respected www.startinspiringminds.org.uk arts organisation

7 October, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:30
Start in Salford, 62 Broad Street, Salford, M6 5BZ

Managing discipline and grievance (full day) - ACAS


The law requires employers to act reasonably in their discipline of employees and in dealing with grievances. Poorly handled processes can lead to unnecessary and costly employment tribunals.

This practical full day event will provide you with detailed knowledge, skills and techniques to effectively manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures within your workplace.

Business need

29 August, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:00
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Understanding maternity, paternity and adoption rights - ACAS

This half day event will provide you with a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about maternity, paternity and adoption rights. Including, the current legislation, protection for employees, health and safety responsibilities and leave entitlements

Business need

From antenatal appointments through to keeping in touch and returning to work. Understanding maternity, paternity and adoption rights is essential for the modern workplace.

20 August, 2019 - 09:30 to 13:00

Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials - ACAS

Equality, diversity and inclusion form a vital part of any successful organisation. Getting it wrong can have costly implications in terms of employment tribunal cases and reputational damage.

This half day event looks at the essential aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion that all organisations need to be aware of, including the legal position and best practice for promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Business need

27 August, 2019 - 09:30 to 13:00
Acas Manchester

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service: 2019 Awardees

25 Jul 2019 - 11:41 by michelle.foster

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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Celebrating 100 years of Social Action

22 Jul 2019 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

A tale of two cities

Monday 22 July 2019 marks 100 years (to the day) of the formation of Manchester and Salford Council of Social Service. Macc, Salford CVS and Gaddum have worked together to mark the occasion with a celebratory event at the People’s History Museum. We felt it is important to mark 100 years of social action across the twin cities of Salford and Manchester.

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