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The Big Tree Plant Funding Scheme

19 Jul 2012 - 09:29 by michelle.foster

The main aim of The Big Tree Plant funding scheme is to encourage and support community groups to plant trees in neighbourhoods where people live and work.

The Forestry Commission want to help improve the quality of life of those living in England’s towns, cities and residential areas by making neighbourhoods more attractive, healthy places to live; especially in areas of greatest deprivation and/or where there is little greenery.

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Compact Voice Survey findings highlight gap in perceptions between statutory and voluntary and community sectors

19 Jul 2012 - 09:28 by michelle.foster

Compact Voice has published findings from its recent survey of local Compact groups. The survey was sent to every local Compact area in England, with over three quarters providing information about how their local partnership agreement was working.

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Learning in Manchester Website Revamped

19 Jul 2012 - 09:27 by michelle.foster

LSEN have now revamped the Learning in Manchester website, which they developed for Adult Learners Week, as an ongoing resource for the City.

Any organisation can upload information about forthcoming learning events and activities on this site by visiting: www.learninginmanchester.org.uk/submit/ - there will be a time delay for uploading your information as it will be moderated before it appears on the website.

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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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