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Gathering Stories

Stories stir the imagination and connect people and organisations to each other. They are a powerful tool to increase the profile of and engagement with your charity.

If you would like to build on your existing skills and think about new ways to tell stories, this course is for you.

This course is aimed at anyone in a Manchester voluntary and community sector group who would like to increase their skills and use of storytelling in their work. This could mean telling the story of your service users, volunteers or your organisation.

29 January, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
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5 Key Ideas in Health and Social Care - you need to know to write funding applications

This workshop will explore the ideas that commissioners and grant makers are looking for in funding health and social care services and may well improve your chances of being funded.

11 December, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Business Planning

A business plan helps you think through all aspects of your organisation and plan for the future. It helps you get an overview of your organisation, and is a useful tool for presenting yourself to funders and supporters.

Delivered by members of the Macc capacity building team who have over 10 years experience of supporting and working within the voluntary sector this workshop is aimed at VCSE organisations, based within the city of Manchester who are new to business planning or looking to refresh their existing plans.

The workshop will cover

5 December, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Basic Book-keeping

Introductory level workshop – this workshop is aimed at members of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations who are new to finance.

Learn how to record income and expenditure for your small charity or community group so that you can produce regular financial reports for your committee and produce simple accounts for the financial year.

By the end of the session you will:

4 December, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Bid Writing

Bid Writing is an essential skill when it comes to securing funding for your organisation.

This new workshop delivered by a member of the capacity building team at Macc is ideal for any staff or volunteers who are responsible for writing funding applications.

Participants must be from voluntary community or social enterprise organisations within the city of Manchester.

This 3 hour workshop will cover the following:

28 November, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

A workshop to introduce the key roles and responsibilities of trustees identifying what you need to know and what you should know....

This session is developed and delivered by members of the capacity building team at Macc. We encourage both trustees and senior members of staff to attend to ensure understanding in the role of a trustee.

Learning Objective:

To ensure that attendees are well informed about their legal responsibilities and have a good sense of appropriate job roles and boundaries.

By the end of the session learners will:

26 November, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:30
Ground Floor Meeting Room, Swan Buildings, Cable Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
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Funding Your Project

Are you looking for funding for your project? Do you know where to search what funding is available? What is a good base to any funding application?

A workshop specifically for voluntary community organisations in the city of Manchester who are looking for funding. Covering searching for funds using the funding portal, applying and diversifying funding to your project - this workshop is aimed primarily at organisations who are new to funding.

Overview of the session:

22 November, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

New Workshop - Campaigns Training

A new workshop focusing on how to create change from start to finish.
We explore how to plan and deliver a successful campaign for change which is objective focused.

Following a step by step plan, we learn from successful models as used by charities and political organisations, using PEST analysis and exploring how power works and how it can be challenged.

Learning Outcomes

21 November, 2019 - 10:00 to 14:30
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

* New Workshop - Stay Successful

Do you want to be attractive to funders? Do you want to be in the running for taking on that community building? Are you actively protecting your beneficiaries and yourselves from risk?

Running a community organisation takes time, effort and resources but how do you know that you are on the right track to success?

20 November, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Choosing Your Structure

A workshop specifically for VCSE groups within the city of Manchester looking at what structure is best suited for them.

  • Are you thinking of setting up a voluntary and community organisation?
  • Are you thinking about changing the structure that you currently have?

This workshop offers the opportunity to double check that the structure you are considering or have is really correct for the type of activities / funding sources / organisation you want to be and will take you through the steps you need to take to adopt a suitable structure.

15 November, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

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