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Turing's Sunflowers

30 May 2012 - 11:37 by michelle.foster

The Museum Of Science and Industry (MOSI) are running a growing project called Turing’s Sunflowers to celebrate the life and legacy of Alan Turing, in his centenary year with an experiment in the run up to the Manchester Science Festival 2012.

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The Community Learning Innovation Fund

24 May 2012 - 13:36 by michelle.foster

The Community Learning Innovation Fund, is a new fund designed to support new and imaginative community learning opportunities that encourage adults to take up, succeed and progress in learning, is now open for applications.

Organisations from across England can bid for their share of £4 million from the Community Learning Innovation Fund for projects to develop and offer creative learning opportunities that engage and motivate, in particular, disadvantaged adults.

Projects will be funded to run from September 2012 to 31 July 2013.

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Volunteers' Week 1 - 7 June 2012

24 May 2012 - 12:05 by michelle.foster

Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place on 1-7 June. It celebrates the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK.

The week plays a huge part in raising the profile of the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, while inspiring others to volunteer too.
Organisations hold events and activities to highlight their volunteers and the volunteering that do.

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Liberating the NHS: No decision about me, without me Consultation

24 May 2012 - 10:52 by michelle.foster

This further consultation document sets out the Department of Helath’s (DoH) final policy proposals which aim to give patients greater choice and control. A number of focused consultation questions seek views on whether DoH have identified the right areas as well as the right levers for making sure the NHS empowers patients and service users and delivers real choice across the majority of NHS services.

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The Investment and Contract Readiness Fund – Now Open

23 May 2012 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

The Investment and Contract Readiness Fund is a new £10 million fund, managed by The Social Investment Business, on behalf of the Office for Civil Society that aims to ensure social ventures are better equipped to secure new forms of investment and compete for public service contracts.

The Fund will provide grants to social ventures that have the potential for high growth and delivering positive social impact for the purchase of specific capacity building support to help facilitate that growth.

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Evidence of poverty invited by MPs’ commission

21 May 2012 - 09:57 by michelle.foster

Individuals and organisations from across Greater Manchester are invited to submit their experiences of poverty to a newly-formed commission set up to examine the extent and impact of poverty in the sub-region.

The Greater Manchester Poverty Commission aims to identify the key components of poverty within the Greater Manchester conurbation and to suggest solutions that will improve the lives of people who live in poverty. It will also challenge those who can make a difference to respond.

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