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Tackling the causes of preventable ill health: share your views

17 Sep 2019 - 13:59 by michelle.foster

NHS EnglandNHS England is seeking your views on proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England. In launching the consultation NHS England has said: “We know that our health is shaped by the environment in which we live, the choices we make, and the services we receive. We need to take action on each of these”. The consultation on 14 October 2019.

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The Manchester Sleepout 8 November 2019

17 Sep 2019 - 13:55 by michelle.foster

Manchester Sleepout 2019The Manchester Sleepout is a challenge event so prepare to be challenged. It isn’t a festival. Hear powerful accounts of personal experience and insights into the Booth Centre’s work before trying to get some sleep outside in the grounds of the Manchester Cathedral; a place of importance for the Booth Centre as that was their first home when the Booth Centre was founded in 1995.

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Onward Homes pledges £100,000 to support local projects that can make a real difference in our communities

17 Sep 2019 - 13:53 by michelle.foster

Onward HomesOnward Community Fund has been developed in alignment with Onward Homes Social Investment Themes and Key Business Priorities. Organisations are invited to submit a funding application if their project links into themes by addressing one or more of the following:

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Funding to support work around foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

17 Sep 2019 - 13:51 by michelle.foster

gov.ukApplications are invited for grants to harness the creativity and capacity of the voluntary sector to improve outcomes for those living with FASD and their families, and to reduce the number of alcohol exposed pregnancies.

£473k is available for bids to commence in financial year 2020/21. The aim is for a smaller number of grants and therefore application via consortia where projects align are encouraged.

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Join the Manchester Volunteer Advice Partnership – info session 26 Sept 2019

17 Sep 2019 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

Want to increase your skills, confidence and knowledge?

Gain work experience and meet new people?

Manchester Volunteer Advice Partnership need Receptionists, Advisors, Advice Support workers and Immigration Assistants for community advice organisations: Cheetham Hill Advice Centre, Manchester Mind, Centre Point, Manchester Refugee Support Network, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit and Manchester City Council. Find out more at an information event on 26 September 2.30pm at Manchester Methodist Hall, Central Buildings Oldham Street, M1 1JQ.

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Support for Chairs of smaller charities

17 Sep 2019 - 13:46 by michelle.foster

Beacon programmeThe Association of Chairs have developed a rich library of resources through the Beacon Programme. Chairs and Vice Chairs of charities in England with an income under £1m can join the programme for free and access guides and toolkits online.

Subjects range from preparing for good board meetings to working one-to-one with trustees. The programme also includes workshops running in nine locations and webinars.

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We Are Undefeatable campaign launched

17 Sep 2019 - 13:44 by michelle.foster

We are undefeatableWe Are Undefeatable aims to inspire the one in four people in England who live with one or more long-term health condition to be active.

We Are Undefeatable recognises the unique barriers that those living with health conditions face and it is the first time a campaign has shown the emotional stories of men and women living with a variety of conditions getting active in ways that work for them.

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Could your neighbour be Neighbour of the Year?

17 Sep 2019 - 13:42 by michelle.foster

Nieghbourhood of the yearTogether with Neighbourhood Watch the Co-Op are searching for the Neighbour of the Year 2019, to find the UK’s best neighbours.

The Co-Op are looking for people to nominate their neighbours who go above and beyond to help their neighbourhood and surrounding community. This year’s awards categories are:

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Tampon Tax Community Fund

13 Sep 2019 - 10:46 by michelle.foster

The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. 

The Tampon Tax Community Fund aims to support women who are most marginalised to overcome barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. The programme will benefit women and girls, investing in a wide variety of projects that make a tangible and long-term difference to health, well-being, confidence and social/economic activity, as well as addressing equality gaps.

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