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The National Lottery Awards

1 Feb 2010 - 12:05 by michelle.foster

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects. Now in their seventh year, the Awards celebrate Lottery-funded projects large and small, from all over the UK. It's your chance to tell your story and celebrate the hard work, dedication and achievement of your Lottery-funded project.

You can enter your own Lottery-funded project for an award or you can them about a Lottery-funded project that you would like to nominate.

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Commissioning respite for young people with challenging behaviour with learning disabilities

1 Feb 2010 - 12:04 by michelle.foster

NHS Manchester are currently working in partnership with the Joint Commissioning Team, Learning Disability Services at Adult Social Care to gather information that will help inform them to commission respite provision for young people with challenging behaviour with a learning disability (age 16 years upwards).

They would like to hear your views and comments on what provision you think they should be providing.

They are happy to meet with service user groups or parent/carer forums directly to engage and listen to young people that may use your services.

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Manchester Pride Community Events Fund

1 Feb 2010 - 12:03 by michelle.foster

Manchester Pride are offering funds to support LGBT fringe and community events over the Manchester Pride Festival.

Manchester Pride would like to welcome all people to take part in the celebrations by holding an event over the 2010 festival. The Manchester Pride Community Events Fund has therefore come about to support this with grants of up to £500 that are available.

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Free support on equality and diversity issues

1 Feb 2010 - 12:01 by michelle.foster

Voluntary and community organisations seeking help with their equality and diversity policies can obtain free support from ACAS.

As a result of sponsorship from the North West Development Agency, ACAS’s Equality and Diversity team is able to offer the support, free of charge, to organisations in the North West that want to develop policies, procedures and practices that promote equality of opportunity, fairness and dignity for all.

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Consultants to persuade councils to use Compact

1 Feb 2010 - 11:58 by michelle.foster

The Commission for the Compact has hired consultants to try to persuade local authorities of the business benefits of supporting the Compact.

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has been commissioned to carry out research to identify the economic and social benefits of applying Compact principles.
A new version of the Compact, which outlines how the voluntary and public sectors should behave towards each other, was published last month.

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