Recently I had a very nice letter inviting me to write for a publication (quite high status) and a follow-up phone conversation to explore further. In the course of this, the London-based publisher emphasised that wanting to reach outside their heavily London-focused circle was a big priority for them. Who can guess the next bit of the conversation?
All Business citizenship
The Housing Provider will invest £150,000 into projects that can create social value and change people’s lives.
Housing and community service provider, One Manchester, is calling for entrepreneurs and social organisations to share their ideas, knowledge and skills to help to improve Manchester’s neighbourhoods and change people's lives.
The Government’s Independent advisors will be in attendance to hear your views:
Wendy Williams for the Lessons Learned Review
Martin FordeQC for the Compensation Scheme
If you are part of the ‘Windrush generation’ or a long-term Commonwealth citizen settled in the UK, and you have concerns about your status come along to the event on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 10am-1pm at West Indian Sports and Social Club, Westwood Street, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 5SW.
Jessica volunteers as a governor at a secondary school in Manchester, with Governors for Schools, and this is her story:
“Manchester’s got some challenging environments, but what I see from my experience of being a school governor is how resilient and motivated the kids are. They might have come from difficult backgrounds but they’ve got masses of aspiration and ideas, and get up and go.
This video will give you a brief outline of what the Spirit of Manchester Business initiative is all about and why your business should get involved!
We’d love to hear from you!
Manchester City Council is leading the city’s arrangements to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack on Tuesday 22 May 2018.
Those affected by those terrible events will want to mark the date in different ways, so the programme is varied and takes different forms, to make sure that people can feel connected to it.
One important factor in achieving a more inclusive economy is the quality, flexibility and accessibility of jobs. Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations have an interest in improving employment, both as employers and as advocates for citizens.
Are you a Manchester VCSE organisation currently working with a business?
Do they share their skills or knowledge with you or provide facilities such as a free meeting space?
Would you like to share a story of your activity as part of Spirit of Manchester Story Week in April?
Would you like to help an independent charity that works with and for older people in Manchester to raise vital funds to support it's work?
Age UK Manchester would like to welcome some new volunteers to support their participation in the Fabulous Fan Fayre (F3) ‘Not For Profit Programme’ at Manchester City Football Club. Volunteers run a booth at the Etihad Stadium on match days and at events; dispensing food and drink (soft and alcoholic) – where a percentage of the profits generated are paid directly to Age UK Manchester.
Community Business Weekend celebrates the 7000 community businesses in local hands across England. In 2017, 200 community businesses opened their doors and used the long weekend to demonstrate the positive impact they have on society and tell their stories of success.
Hosting an open doors event is a great way for you to build your local connections and inspire people to get involved in your community business.