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Hodgson Review calls for a 'new settlement' for charities

16 Aug 2012 - 09:54 by michelle.foster

Charities should be given more control and freedom over how they are run, Lord Hodgson has said in his report on the Charities Act 2006.

Last year, the Government appointed Lord Hodgson to conduct a wide-ranging review of the Charities Act 2006 to investigate whether it is fit for purpose. He was asked to consider if better regulation is needed and whether the existing rules are enabling charities to operate easily. The Government will carefully consider his recommendations.

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Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund

16 Aug 2012 - 09:48 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund was established to promote, enhance, improve and protect both the natural and built environment in the local community. The Trustees award grants of a maximum of £3,000.

The Community Trust Fund award grants to a maximum of £3,000.00. To be successful a group must:
• Carry out positive work in the community and be of charitable nature and be ‘Not for Profit’ status.
• Be Community, Socially or Environmentally focused
• Based within the area of benefit

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For charities with less than £10,000 income per year - BBC documentary opportunity

16 Aug 2012 - 09:23 by michelle.foster

Silver River Productions are producing a new documentary series for BBC Television which will help small UK-based charities raise funding.

Silver River Productions are looking for charities that are local, volunteer-run organisations.

They need to have an income of £10,000 or less per year and are struggling to raise funds.

If your charity fits these criteria and you would be happy to appear within the series, contact charity@silverriver.tv for an application form.

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Improving Adult Rehabilitation Services

13 Aug 2012 - 12:25 by michelle.foster

Have you had a recent illness or injury? If so The NHS Clinical Commissioning Community would like to hear from you about your experience of getting back to doing what you want to do for instance:

• Coming home following a stroke or major trauma
• Returning to work following an amputation
• After a relapse or exacerbation in your long term condition eg multiple sclerosis, diabetes or chest condition etc
• Enjoying an occupation or hobby following cancer or a mental health issue
• Managing your home after a hip replacement

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Crowdfunding Challenge 2012

13 Aug 2012 - 11:17 by michelle.foster

Are you looking to raise money in a new way?
Perhaps you have a database of supporters in need of some attention?
Or maybe you’d like to make the most of the support of your community

Crowdfunding is hotly tipped to be the next big thing for fundraising. It has already hit the headlines in the US and now the UK is getting in on the act. In the months leading up to NCVO’s Sustainable Funding Conference, NCVO are setting a group of organisations a challenge – to raise money for a project through harnessing the power and enthusiasm of the crowd.

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10 Aug 2012 - 09:23 by cheryl.mcalister

Are you offering activities for young people?

ContinYou is a charity that is working on behalf of the Department for Education to help schools broaden the range and raise the quality of the extra-curricular activities they provide for their pupils. Voluntary and Community sector organisations offering extra – curricular activities are invited to join the VCS Hub to raise their profile with schools and to access support to him increase the quality of their provision.

Registering on the VCS Hub would offer several benefits:

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Consultation on joint strategic needs assessment and joint health and wellbeing strategy guidance

10 Aug 2012 - 09:18 by michelle.foster

Proposals for the duties of health and wellbeing boards have been published by the Department of Health. The draft guidance, on which views are being sought, provides a framework for NHS and local government to work together to undertake joint strategic needs assessments (JSNA) and joint health and wellbeing strategies (JHWS).

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Sport England Improvement Fund

10 Aug 2012 - 09:17 by michelle.foster

Over the next five years, the Improvement Fund will invest £45m of National Lottery funding into medium-sized projects that will improve the quality and experience of sport.

This will be distributed via five funding rounds with £3m available this year (2012/2013), £9m in 2013/2014 and £11m per year in 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017.

It is part of Sport England’s new strategy which is focused on helping more people acquire lifelong sporting habits.

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The Dream Fund

10 Aug 2012 - 09:15 by michelle.foster

The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life.

Registered charities and community organisations in Greater Manchester, Merseyside or Scotland can join forces to apply for up to £100,000 to deliver a new and innovative 12-month project that meets one of the following funding criteria:
• Encouraging Active Living
• Bringing Communities Together
• Tackling Climate Change
• Expanding Life Opportunities

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Missing In Manchester

10 Aug 2012 - 09:14 by michelle.foster

Missing In Manchester is a community set up to share information about missing persons who are either from or in the Manchester area.

Missing In Manchester work closely with Greater Manchester Police Missing Person's Unit and are administered by a team of volunteers.

Information is shared via facebook and twitter, however, they are also seeking support from local businesses – they would like a small space on your noticeboard or in your window.

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