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How prepared is your organisation for a 'no deal' EU Exit?

16 Aug 2019 - 10:01 by michelle.foster

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and SportThe Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have launched a survey to assess the awareness and preparedness of organisations in DCMS sectors across the UK for a potential 'no deal' EU exit when the UK Leaves the EU on 31 October 2019.

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter 14 August 2019

16 Aug 2019 - 09:54 by michelle.foster

The mid-summer newsletter features the launch of a Mini Poverty Monitor. GM Poverty Action have set up this page to support people in their network who wish to access key data relating to poverty quickly and easily. The data presented is not an exhaustive list, but a snapshot of some of the key local poverty metrics. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Road to Growth

17 October, 2019 - 09:00 to 12:00

This is a free half day seminar for charities and social enterprises on the state of the sector and funding opportunities with practical insight and guidance from experts and leaders.

Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations to attend a series of free regional events in September and October.

The Road to Growth events will last half a day and include a series of panel discussions with leading social sector experts.

Employer Engagement Co-ordinator at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority

The Careers and Enterprise Company and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) are working in partnership to deliver on the Mayor’s ‘Meet Your Future’ Work Shadowing Campaign. GMCA are looking to offer a secondment to a dynamic individual from a partner organisation to deliver this campaign as part of the GMCA’s work and skills team and Bridge GM.

36.25 hours per week
Grade 6 £26,999 - £30,507 per annum
Churchgate House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU
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This is What Democracy Looks Like: Building A Politics For The Many

31 August, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:30

Throughout history, the labour movement has been at the forefront in demanding progressive change to address the big challenges of the era. Today, the UK faces a social, political and democratic crisis. Yet the democratic crisis – the breakdown of trust, the divide between the rulers and the ruled – has often gone ignored.

200 years ago in Manchester, tens of thousands of people at St Peter’s Square changed history when they bravely stood – and many fell – fighting for Parliamentary representation.

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Manchester Voluntary Sector Assembly: Working with Young People

18 September, 2019 - 13:30 to 16:30

This Voluntary Sector Assembly is an opportunity to discuss how work with young people in the city has been impacted by funding cuts and how the sector has been able to respond to that, and also how different ‘pockets’ of activity might be better coordinated or joined up more effectively. You will hear about Help Through Crisis, a joint project involving Manchester Mind, the GM Coalition for Disabled People and Centrepoint, which supports young people. Included in this is the issue of how the project learning can be built into other work once the project funding ceases.

What’s next for the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester? Have your say

6 Aug 2019 - 15:29 by michelle.foster

The VCSE Devolution Reference Group with support from colleagues at the GMCA have developed a VCSE Policy Position Paper which sets out a long term ambition for the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester. GM VCSE Devloution Reference Group

Share your views on the draft Paper. Does it describe a way forward that is meaningful for all VCSE organisations?

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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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Greater Manchester Social Value Network Gathering

10 September, 2019 - 09:00 to 13:00

Five years ago, a small group of people with an interest in Greater Manchester, its people and Social Value developed the Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN). Constituted on a voluntary basis, the Network has sought to draw together the public, commercial and social sectors to put Social Value at the heart of everything which Greater Manchester does.

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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