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Community Right to Challenge Grants

19 Jul 2012 - 09:04 by michelle.foster

The Social Investment Business has launched the Community Right to Challenge grants programme, these are available to organisations wanting to take up opportunities under this new Right.

Over £10m is available to community groups looking to take over local services using the new rights.

From Monday 16 July 2012, community groups can apply for funding to help them use the new Community Right to Challenge in the Localism Act. The Right came into force on 27 June and will empower local community organisations to take over a local service that they can run more effectively.

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Charity Commission publishes new research into public trust and confidence in charities

19 Jul 2012 - 09:02 by michelle.foster

Charities' role in society is increasingly seen as essential, according to independent research by Ipsos MORI, conducted on behalf of the Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales. The research shows that there has been an increase in the number of people who feel that charities play an 'essential' role in society (37% compared to 30% in 2010). Overall, 96% of people say charities' role is essential, very important or fairly important.

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ESF Community Learning Grants in the North West – Round 3 Open

19 Jul 2012 - 09:00 by michelle.foster

Nearly £2m is available to be given out over the next two years in the North West as ESF Community Learning Grants.

Does your group want to help people overcome barriers and gain the skills and confidence to get back into work?

These are grants up to a maximum of £12,000 available to support some of the hardest to reach communities and individuals, to help people access further learning or training that could lead to employment.

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Provide feedback on running events and receive free event consultancy support

18 Jul 2012 - 16:05 by michelle.foster

White Event Management is an Event Management company based in the Manchester area with over 20 years' experience and excellent links with all areas of the industry. They are currently setting up a project called Mycommnityevent.com. This project seeks to help community event organisers by providing a free online resource with information on; health and safety legislation, volunteer management, security and a variety of other aspects.

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CLIC Sargent Representative

18 Jul 2012 - 15:43 by michelle.foster

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading children and young people’s cancer charity. This year they are training up teams of enthusiastic volunteers who can give a few hours a week to represent the charity in their local community; to be their eyes, ears, and most importantly, their voice.

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Manchester City Council apprenticeship opportunities

13 Jul 2012 - 15:39 by cheryl.mcalister

WHAT IS THE MCC APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME?

• Over the next year, MCC are offering a range of Apprenticeship posts to support out of work and disadvantaged Manchester residents and young people into employment

WHAT WILL APPRENTICES BE OFFERED?

• Pay scale: You will be recruited to a permanent role as an ‘Apprentice’ into a Grade 1 position at scale point 6 - £12,489. An incremental pay scale framework would then allow the individual to progress through to the normal scale for the role to which they have been aligned.

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vInspired Cashpoint has reopened

13 Jul 2012 - 11:19 by michelle.foster

vInspired Cashpoint is open for business once again, giving young people the opportunity to bring their ideas for social action projects to life.

Anyone between the ages of 14-25 who has an idea to solve an issue in their community – vInspired wants to help them solve it.

vInspired is offering grants of up to £500 to turn young people’s ideas into reality and get their projects of the ground. The great thing about Cashpoint is that once a funding plan has been established, young people are given total freedom to carry out their project in exactly the way they imagined it.

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