As part of Standguide’s Greater Manchester Social Value offer and commitment they are offering, free of charge, the following services to community and voluntary organisations:
All Sector News
In the latest newsletter, Salford City Council reports on a strategic approach targeting Health Improvement resources to address poverty. The Greater Manchester Living Wage campaign sets out its priorities for 2020 and there is a feature on a new venture – The Good Food Bag – which aims to help those who rely on convenience foods.
The Feminist Review Trust has grants of up to £15,000 available for projects that transform the lives of women. The trust can fund projects that are ‘hard to fund’, pump priming activities, interventionist projects which support feminist values, training and development projects and core funding.
The Feminist Review Trust will fund:
Community Events Funding is available from Manchester City Council to fully constituted community groups as development funding to help community based, not-for-profit celebrations and events grow and move towards becoming self sustaining. The grant is available for activities taking place between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.
Investments are available to Greater Manchester VCSE organisations to designate a permanent Smoke-Free Space - for an investment of £1,000 and/or hold a Smoke-Free event - for an investment of £250 (for events for less than 50 people) or £500 (for events for 50 people or more).
The fund launches this week (w/c commencing 13 January 2020)
The Charity Service’s aim is to help to support a vibrant and sustainable Third Sector by providing assistance and expertise to make the most of gifts and donations and to help make financial resources available to charities, voluntary and community organisations and CICs within the Greater Manchester area.
Small environmental organisations in the UK and Ireland have until the end of January 2020 to apply for funding for bold and original actions that protect threatened wilderness and biodiversity.
Back on Track provides courses for people with experience of drug and alcohol problems, homelessness, offending, or mental health problems. Back on Track offer courses such as basic skills (reading, writing and maths), computers and art, as well as sessions on ‘life skills’ such as cookery and confidence building, and pre-employment skills.
Rethinking Economics (RE) is an international network of students, academics and professionals building a better economics in society and the classroom. Their vision is of economies which serve people and the planet. Their purpose is to build a diverse movement of people who challenge, interrogate and renew the practice, teaching and application of economics.