The aim of the fund is to build the skills levels of Manchester residents while complementing and providing progression routes to further learning and employment and volunteering.
All Sector News
Online giving service The Big Give Christmas is to match up to £1 million in donations to charities via its site in its 2012 Christmas Challenge.
Charities taking part are invited to encourage their donors to make donations during a short period in the run-up to Christmas. This year, following previous demand for the service, the giving period has been extended to 13 days.
Charities have to set a target and then spend the summer recruiting donors who will pledge to contribute to that target. The donors then give during the Christmas Challenge period.
From hip hop to samba, classical to jazz, the Community Music scheme aims to help not for profit community music groups the length and breadth of the UK to carry out training, attract new audiences, encourage new members and raise their profile in their community.
The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has developed new web pages that make the charitable sector more transparent to the public.
The new pages on the Charity Commission website show:
• A graphical overview of the sector
• The sector broken down by charity income size
• Larger charities (income over £500k) divided by income source
• Top 10 charities by a number of criteria including income, spending and those with documents overdue (by income size)
The Department of Health (DH) Healthwatch Team are running a period of engagement with key stakeholders, as well as the wider public, on the issues relating to the regulations for local Healthwatch.
DH are welcoming those with expert knowledge about the current LINks regulations, and associated issues for local Healthwatch regulations, to take part.
The online discussions are for the wider community to engage on these issues.
The discussions will be held on:
Tuesday 29 May 2012, 18:00 - 19:00
Monday 11 June 2012, 12:30 - 14:00
On 16 May Civil Society Media and NCVO hosted a special debate with representatives from the coalition government, Lords Hodgson and Wallace, Labour shadow minister for civil society Gareth Thomas, and Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO.
The panel was chaired by the editor of Charity Finance, Andrew Hind CB and questions were posed by an array of charity chief executives.
Civil Society have published videos of the debate which reveal a picture of the issues the sector cares about most as the coalition reaches the end of its second year in power.
Manchester City Council have published a new contract on The Provision of Residential & Short Break Respite Care for Children & Young People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Manchester
Manchester City Council are inviting potential service providers to apply for this contract.
Supermarket Sainsbury's is inviting customers and colleagues to nominate their favourite local charity at their local store. The selected charities will receive a year's worth of fundraising and awareness raising support from that store.
How do I nominate a charity?
• Local charity partner nominations are open until Wednesday 23 May 2012
• A nomination box and forms will be placed at the front of every main and convenience store, as well as in depots and support centres
• Fill in the form, drop it in the box and you're done
Small Charity Week 2012 takes place next month from 11 to 15 June, offering a variety of free opportunities for small charities across the UK to fundraise and raise their profile.
Adactus Housing Association are running their Neighbourhood Fund for the third year.
The Neighbourhood Fund is money Adactus have saved through efficiencies in the business.
At the heart of the fund are local residents making decisions for their local areas. All funding applications are judged by local residents in the areas Adactus have homes.
The fund is open to residents groups, community groups, charitable organisations or social enterprises working in the areas where Adactus manage homes.Your group must be constituted and have its own bank account.