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GMYN Chances Volunteering Project

22 Jun 2012 - 11:18 by michelle.foster

Chances is an interactive and engaging youth volunteering project for young women aged 13-19 living in the Wythenshawe district.

Over 6 sessions you will find out what volunteering is, choose two group volunteering activities and look at how you can use your skills in the future. Chances is all about giving young women the opportunity to explore volunteering whilst celebrating what young women can do.

There are two programmes running this summer and it’s completely free to get involved.

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Wythenshawe Games - Showcase opportunity for local groups / organisations

20 Jun 2012 - 09:55 by michelle.foster

Wythenshawe Games is a sporting extravaganza inspired by the Olympics.
Around 8,000 people are expected to be involved in the nine-day event, which 'mirrors' aspects of London 2012, but has a strong community flavour.

The overall aim of the Wythenshawe Games is to involve the whole community, regardless of age of fitness levels in a celebration of sport. Up to 26 sports clubs will be taking part in events ranging from athletics, boxing and cheerleading to rugby union, wheelchair basketball, Wii fit and even Zumba.

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Apply to Tesco Kids United to win equipment for your kids' project

15 Jun 2012 - 11:56 by michelle.foster

Tesco Kids United is designed to help kids across the UK develop their imagination, creativity and learning by giving causes a share of £50,000 of equipment; from toys and books to playground equipment and sports kit.

Tesco Express in Manchester Piccadilly is giving away £1000 of equipment to be shared amongst 3 local kids' projects.

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Money Advice Trust - Innovation Grants Programme

15 Jun 2012 - 09:49 by michelle.foster

The 2012 Money Advice Trust (MAT) innovation grants programme, supported by Nationwide and Esmée Fairbairn, is now open.

The programme offers support for agencies that provide money advice, and will fund work which will improve the availability, effectiveness and efficiency of money advice in the UK. Projects must be innovative and must help MAT achieve its aim of helping people across the UK to tackle their debts and manage their money wisely

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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Merger Fund

15 Jun 2012 - 09:45 by michelle.foster

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new fund to support organisations in the early phases of thinking about a merger. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation anticipate making around 10-15 grants from the £100,000 fund.

Applications requesting funding for the following types of work will be considered:
• consultancy on pre-merger issues including feasibility work
• consultation with staff/beneficiaries/members/other stakeholders
• facilitation of discussions with the potential merger partner/s
• governance, planning, financial, legal, HR or communications advice.

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Consultation on Revised Safeguarding Statutory Guidance

15 Jun 2012 - 09:38 by michelle.foster

This consultation seeks views on three statutory guidance documents:
• Working Together to Safeguard Children: draft guidance on what is expected of organisations, individually and jointly, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children;
• Managing Individual Cases: the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families: draft guidance on undertaking assessments of children in need; and

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Ending Gang and Youth Violence Programme – Important Update

14 Jun 2012 - 09:29 by michelle.foster

Ending Gang & Youth Violence Programme - Grant Funding Opportunity Mentoring Programme - Grant Funding Opportunity

Having listened, very carefully, to the wide range of questions and suggestions related to these funding opportunities, which have come from many of you over the past days, Manchester City Council have concluded that some extra clarification would be appreciated. Manchester City Council have also decided that a more substantial extension period is required to allow the imaginative thinking that is required to take place.

There are two separate programmes:

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World Class Procurement for the NHS - Call for evidence and ideas

11 Jun 2012 - 13:50 by michelle.foster

Throughout its history, the NHS has faced increasing demands: a growing population with an extending lifespan; an increase in its own capability, fuelled by advances in knowledge, science and technology; and ever-increasing expectations from the public it serves. The NHS has responded to these demands in part through the creativity of its staff to find or devise new tools and better ways of working. At the same time industry, often working in partnership with the NHS, has made available a constant supply of new medicines, devices and technology.

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