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Making a Lasting Difference

Making a Lasting Difference - sustaining organisations and their impact.

One day workshop for non-profit organisations.

With funding in decline and demand on the rise, charities, social enterprises and public services are struggling for survival and long-term sustainability.

13 November, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

Bid Writing for Charities and Community Groups

Get Grants Full-Day Bid-Writing Courses will give you practical support to improve your grant fundraising success and inspire you to become a more confident grant fundraiser. In attending our course, you will access expert insights, crucial information, and friendly advice that will help you increase your organisation’s income through grant funding.


27 September, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:00

IoF - Corporate Fundraising (Management Level)

Time: Day 1
09.00 Registration and coffee
09:15 Course start
17:00 Course finish

Day 2
09.00 Registration and coffee
09:15 Course start
16:30 Course finish

This two day course gives participants the understanding, knowledge and tools to create an effective strategy for corporate fundraising (CFR) and to develop and manage complex corporate partnerships.

Who should attend:

15 October, 2019 - 09:00 to 16 October, 2019 - 16:30
LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF

*New Workshop - 5 Key Ideas in Health and Social Care Commissioning

This 1-day workshop will help you to understand 5 of the most important ideas in providing high quality health and social care services, some of which you are probably already doing. As well as being good ideas, they are the ideas that commissioners and grant-makers are looking for in funding health and social care services and may improve your chances of being funded.

The workshop will begin with some scene setting about what’s happening in Manchester and GM and then cover the following ideas:

24 September, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Macc, Ground Floor Meeting Room, Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
Shared Topic Areas: 

Building a Case for Support Training - Institute of Fundraising

This engaging course is designed to help you to evaluate the key component parts of the case for support and assist you to develop this into a powerful fundraising message enabling donors to feel compelled to give. At the heart of every letter you send, every annual statement you print, and any speech you make is your Case for Support, which must answer the critical question, “Why should I support your cause?” Yet many organisations’ case statements leave prospects and donors thinking, “so what?”

21 October, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF

Building a sustainable social enterprise

24 January, 2019 - 09:30 to 12:30

There are a growing number of Community Interest Companies (CIC) and other businesses that exist for a social purpose. Many charities are having to re-invent themselves as social enterprises as grant funding has diminished or disappeared. 

The seminar will focus on diversifying revenues and wider sources of funding. We will also explore routes to sustainability and how to build a wider network.

The seminar will end with a panel session with:

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Age UK Manchester: Kiosk Fundraising Volunteer Recruitment Evening

26 February, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:30

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.