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Embrace-learning announces free course give away in support of Learning Disability Week & Carers Week

8 Jun 2012 - 12:48 by michelle.foster

Embrace-learning, a leading provider of e-learning courses to the health and social care sector, have announced their support for this year’s Learning Disability Week and Carers Week.

From the 18th to 22nd June, embrace will be giving away a selection of e-learning courses to 1000 learners. These courses are offered in two independent sections of: Learning Disabilities and those aimed at supporting Carers.

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The Police Property Act Fund

8 Jun 2012 - 10:25 by michelle.foster

The Police Property Act Fund is money made from the sale of stolen goods seized by police. The stolen goods are confiscated from criminals by the courts and, if anything can't be returned to its original owner, it is sold.

The Police Authority look after this fund and use the money to give out grants to voluntary organisations and community groups throughout Greater Manchester. The main aim of the fund is to support local projects by voluntary or charitable organisations that benefit local communities, especially those around reducing crime and disorder.

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Co-operative Community Fund

8 Jun 2012 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

The Co-operative Membership Community Fund welcomes applications for funding from across the UK.

Community Fund grants, between £100 and £2,000 are awarded to community, voluntary, or self-help groups. Funding can cover anything from equipment to event costs, help towards rent or fixtures, sport or computer equipment.

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BT Community Connections offers a year's free broadband to groups

8 Jun 2012 - 10:13 by michelle.foster

Currently there are nine million people in the UK who have never used the internet. BT Community Connections is an award scheme which offers community groups the chance to get online and help people discover the wonders of the internet.

If your group helps the community access the internet and improves people’s ICT skills, you could be eligible to apply for a year’s free broadband.

The scheme is open to community organisations, charities, social enterprises and community interest companies which help, or wants to help, people access the internet and improve their ICT skills.

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The North Face Explore Fund

8 Jun 2012 - 10:09 by michelle.foster

The North Face® Explore Fund™ goal is to inspire and enable the next generation of explorers by funding non-profit organisations that are working to re-connect children with nature. North Face believe in the physical, emotional and social benefits of a healthy, active outdoor lifestyle, and that a strong connection with the outdoors will lead to greater support and protection of natural landscapes.

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SMK Campaigner Awards 2012

1 Jun 2012 - 10:26 by michelle.foster

The annual Sheila McKechnie (SMK) Foundation Campaigner Awards programme offers a development package to emerging, grassroots campaigners.

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation are looking for committed individuals who are campaigning for sustainable solutions to social, economic and/or environmental issues, and who, with the right advice and support, could achieve much more.

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VSNW Healthwatch Briefing Paper

1 Jun 2012 - 10:25 by michelle.foster

Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) has created a briefing on Healthwatch following the Health and Social Care Bill receiving Royal Assent.

Following amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill and its passage through Parliament, the VSNW briefing aims to
• Outline the proposed structure, purpose and functions of Local Healthwatch
• Outline the proposed structure, purpose and functions of Healthwatch England
• Outline VSNW’s perspective on the development of Local Healthwatch

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