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Trustee Vacancies at Macc

11 May 2012 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

Would you like to get involved with supporting and developing the thriving voluntary sector in Manchester? Macc wants to recruit new members to their board, to strengthen the diversity of their membership and bring a fresh new approach to their work.

By becoming a Trustee of Macc you will be joining the organisation at a pivotal moment in its development. These are exciting times for Macc as their role in the City evolves.

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Managing Money Better – Comic Relief’s New Older People's Programme

11 May 2012 - 10:20 by michelle.foster

This Comic Relief programme will help older people cope with the challenges of this particularly harsh financial climate and the resultant exclusion and hardship it is causing. It will be aimed at supporting older people (65+) to build their knowledge and skills to manage their money more effectively, ensure access to good, independent financial advice, guard against financial scams and abuse and cope better with cold homes.

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Manchester Multifaith Centre – Volunteers Needed

11 May 2012 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

The chaplaincy to the Manchester Higher Education Community (based at St Peter’s House, Oxford Road) is creating an exciting new partnership with the Faith Network for Manchester.

From Spring 2012 the two organisations will be opening the Manchester Multifaith Centre – based initially on Oxford Road in the heart of the Manchester Higher Education Community.

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Adult Learners’ Week in Manchester is here. Free learning events throughout the city this week

11 May 2012 - 10:02 by michelle.foster

Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest annual festival of learning and this year runs from Saturday 12 May to Friday 18 May 2012. There's still time to take advantage of a wealth of learning opportunities throughout the city.

Free learning events will be taking place in libraries, cafes, museums, colleges and workplaces throughout Manchester during the week. Visit www.learninginmanchester.org.uk to find out what’s on near you.

Why not try your hand at one of these?

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Criminal Records Bureau Checks: Revised and enhanced identification checking process

11 May 2012 - 09:56 by michelle.foster

From 28 May 2012, the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is introducing new identity checking guidelines. These new guidelines will apply to all applications for a CRB check.

There is a three month implementation window until 31 August 2012, after which the new guidelines must be followed. This has implications for any organisation that checks staff and volunteers via the Criminal Records Bureau.

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Civil society ministers to go head-to-head in live ‘question time’ debate

11 May 2012 - 09:47 by michelle.foster

Civil Society Media is to host a live question time-style debate with Nick Hurd (Minister for Civil Society), Gareth Thomas (Shadow Minister) and Sir Stuart Etherington (NCVO Chief Executive) as the coalition government reaches the end of its first two years in power.

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Small donations to charities to qualify for new top-up payments

10 May 2012 - 11:35 by michelle.foster

Charities will be able to claim top-up payments on up to £5,000 of small donations without needing Gift Aid declarations, under changes announced in The Queen’s Speech.

The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme will boost the income of charities and reduce their administrative burdens as they will not have to collect Gift Aid declarations on all small donations.

From April 2013, charities will be able to claim the Gift Aid-style top-up payments from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) without needing to get a Gift Aid declaration from donors.

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