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The Older People's Neighbourhood Support (OPeNS) Fund – Now open for applications

15 Oct 2019 - 12:49 by michelle.foster

The Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) is a key partner in the delivery of Manchester’s Population Health Plan. This is the city’s overarching plan for reducing health inequalities and improving health outcomes for our residents. The Plan has five priorities, including the priority to create an age-friendly city that promotes good health and wellbeing for people in mid and later life.

Funding is available for projects that aim to increase the health and wellbeing of older people in each of the 12 neighbourhoods of Manchester.

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Sharing Place and Space – A Neighbourhood Approach

30 October, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30

Promoting health and well-being in childhood and old age.

Speaker: Norma V Raynes PhD, Generation to Generation

This seminar will consider how the use of shared spaces and places can address issues faced by children and older people, by looking at the Intergen model which has been tried and tested over twenty years. The seminar will cover the model, how it works and outcomes so far.

Macc wins Manchester Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Contract

4 Oct 2019 - 14:09 by michelle.foster

MaccAs you may be aware, earlier this year Manchester City Council and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning 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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Older Artist Commission - Whitworth Art Gallery

10 Sep 2019 - 15:05 by shanna.lennon

Can you connect art, ageing and place? What does being an older artist in todays society mean to you?


The Whitworth is looking for an older (50+) artist from any discipline to help us to rethink the position of older artists in our society and shape our organizational approach to working with older emerging artists.

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The Lancaster Playwriting Prize

30 Aug 2019 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

Lancasyer Playwriting PrizeThe Lancaster Playwriting Prize is an initiative arising out of the cultural partnership between Lancaster University and The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster; it is supported by Lucy Briers. The Prize aims to discover new voices from a diverse range of backgrounds; each year, it has different entry criteria in order to reach underserved playwrights.

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Population Health Fund: Older People’s Fund – opportunities to work in partnership in Manchester’s 12 neighbourhoods

23 Aug 2019 - 11:29 by michelle.foster

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning and Manchester City CouncilAs you may already know, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) in partnership with Manchester City Council (MCC) are launching a Population Health Fund which is split into an Older People’s Fund and a Fund for the First 1000 Days of a Child’s Life.

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Manchester Work and Skills – North Manchester Over 50’s in to Employment Pilot

23 Aug 2019 - 11:22 by michelle.foster

Manchester City CouncilThe North Manchester Over 50’s into Employment Pilot is a test and learn project to deliver a bespoke service to support over 50’s residents who have been long term unemployed to enable them to move closer to the labour market or into employment.

The geographical focus is North Manchester with a specific focus on Miles Platting/Newton Heath Ward.

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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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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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