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10GM Commissioning Conversation Workshop

1 July, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:30

This event is being delivered on behalf of the Greater Manchester Commissioning Hub through partners from the Greater Manchester VCSE Reference Group.

The GM VCSE Devolution Reference Group and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have commissioned a partnership of Bolton CVS, Mind in Greater Manchester, GMCVO and VSNW to ensure that the VCSE sector plays a comprehensive role in commissioning both at a local and Greater Manchester level. As part of this work we are conducting a listening exercise with the VCSE sector about your experiences.

GMPA Newsletter 12 June 2019

14 Jun 2019 - 10:50 by michelle.foster

In the latest GMPA newsletter there is an article by Bury South MP Ivan Lewis, Sustain share their concern about the poor take up of Healthy Start vouchers and Young Manchester have funding for holiday playschemes. Kellogg’s announce doubling the number of grants for Breakfast Clubs, a Good Employment Charter Supporters’ Network is being launched and GMPA have included information about the North West Hardship Hub. There are a number of shorter articles and a list for forthcoming events.

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LGBT Foundation – The GREAT Manchester Get Together

23 June, 2019 - 12:00 to 17:00

LGBT Foundation is delighted to team up with dozens of other organisations around the UK in support of The Great Get Together over the June 21 - 23 weekend.

The annual Great Get Together was established by the Jo Cox Foundation in memory of the late MP’s belief that ‘we all have more in common than that which divides us’. It seeks to bridge division and remind communities of how much they have in common by staging a series of picnics, events and meetups.

Exploring Your Political Pathway

20 June, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Come along to the Pankhurst Centre Training Room for a free, two-hour workshop and learn more about exploring your political pathway and how to kick-start your political career. You don't need political experience, a party, or an in-depth knowledge of the political system - all you need is the passion to make a difference and the curiosity to find out more.

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2019 Salford Postgraduate Annual Researcher Conference

3 July, 2019 (All day) to 4 July, 2019 (All day)

With a unique focus on innovation and the Salford five research beacons, the event brings together leading postgraduate research, provides an opportunity to develop the presentation of your research and communicate this to both specialist audiences and the general public. The program includes a mix of engaging presentations, workshop formats to fast-paced Pecha Kucha talks and showcases.

This year the conference theme is 'Fake News and Home Truths' and keynote speakers have been carefully selected to present on this topic.

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The Living Library

9 July, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:00

Do you have a burning question for our experts? Now is your opportunity to ask! The Library comes alive in the ‘Living Library’ event...

Some of Salford’s top researchers will become living books for visitors to ‘borrow’ over tea and coffee. 'Living Books' will tell you about their research, answer your questions, and share their passion. Take this unique opportunity to chat to our experts and get the lowdown on the very latest developments in a wide variety research topics, from the history of Manchester to cutting edge radiography.

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Research in the Park

12 July, 2019 - 11:00 to 15:00

Researchers will present their work in Peel Park on fun, interactive stalls. There will be art, science, and music: something for everyone to enjoy.

Borrow a blanket from the Museum and have a picnic on the grass, or have a free ice creams (tickets will be distributed for this).

Worried about the weather? Don’t be; space has been booked inside in case the sky decides to rain on the parade (but remember to bring your sun cream, just in case!).

For a fun, different day out this summer, come to Research in the Park where everyone is welcome.

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VCSE representatives required – Greater Manchester Inclusion and Wellbeing Partnership

31 May 2019 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) are collaborating to establish the GM Inclusion and Wellbeing Partnership (GM IWP). GMCA and NHS GM

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Rebalancing the Relationship: Call for Evidence

30 May 2019 - 11:18 by michelle.foster

NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation are working in partnership on a project focusing on competition and collaboration between organisations bidding for public service contracts. The project, Rebalancing the Relationship, was launched in March 2019.

The project partners have launched a call for evidence to better understand the relationship between large and small organisations bidding to deliver public services.

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