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Innovation Excellence and Strategic Development Fund for 2013-14

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00 by michelle.foster

The Department of Health has launched its Innovation Excellence and Strategic Development Fund for 2013-14.

The Fund provides grants from one to three years to support proposals in the health and care field.

The available funding is very limited, and to be successful, organisations will need to have a clear focus on how their proposals would support and drive forward new ideas, disseminate and replicate excellence or undertake strategic developments in voluntary sector capacity and/or capability in the health and care field.

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Remedi Community Payback Scheme

4 Jul 2012 - 11:43 by michelle.foster

Are you a third sector or voluntary organisation?

Do you need help with gardening, painting or events?

Would you like to help young people from your area give something back?

Remedi is a restorative justice organisation that works with the Youth Offending Team to provide reparation. Remedi works with young people (13-17) in their local communities to help them give something back after their offences and to gain skills too.

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How is the economic downturn affecting your service users?

4 Jul 2012 - 11:21 by michelle.foster

GMCVO would like to find out how the current economic climate is affecting your clients/service users.

For example, is your organisation experiencing increasing demand for its services?
Are your service users finding it more difficult to pay their bills?
Does your organisation provide food parcels and if so, is demand growing?
What are you hearing or seeing on the ground?

If you have any anecdotes or stories regarding the above, GMCVO would like to hear from you.

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Community Matters Launches Business Planning Tool

29 Jun 2012 - 10:24 by michelle.foster

Community Matters has launched ‘Can You Plan It?’ – an innovative new tool specifically designed for community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations to help make business planning participatory and fun. The tool works like a game and offers a new approach for organisations to use with trustees, volunteers, staff and users, including young people, and offers a new perspective on business planning and collaboration.

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UpRising Manchester

29 Jun 2012 - 10:11 by michelle.foster

Do you want to make a real difference in your community?

Do you want to develop your leadership skills and meet influential people?

UpRising Manchester are seeking 19–25 year olds who are enthusiastic, passionate and committed to changing their communities for the better.

UpRising is Britain's premier leadership programme for young adults from diverse
backgrounds who have the potential to become future leaders across all sectors. Patrons include Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband.

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Informing and influencing the new local health landscape: A guide for local Compacts

27 Jun 2012 - 15:56 by michelle.foster

Compact Voice have published new guidance - ‘Informing and influencing the new local health landscape: a guide for local Compacts’.

The guidance:
• Provides information about the key elements of local health reform, and explains how the new and emerging health landscape will affect local Compact partnerships
• Outlines how local Compacts can influence the development of local health partnerships and structures, and
• Discusses who local Compact partnerships should be communicating with and how

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BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme

22 Jun 2012 - 11:20 by michelle.foster

The BBC Children in Need Grants Programme focuses firmly on children and young people experiencing disadvantage. Organisations working to combat this disadvantage and those which make a real difference to children and young people's lives will be funded.

Such disadvantage includes:
• Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
• Any kind of disability
• Behavioural or psychological difficulties
• Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

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BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme

22 Jun 2012 - 11:19 by michelle.foster

The BBC Children in Need Grants Programme focuses firmly on children and young people experiencing disadvantage. Organisations working to combat this disadvantage and those which make a real difference to children and young people's lives will be funded.

Such disadvantage includes:
• Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
• Any kind of disability
• Behavioural or psychological difficulties
• Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

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