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Count Down To Adult Learners’ Week in Manchester

27 Apr 2012 - 11:40 by michelle.foster

Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest annual festival of learning; inspiring thousands of people each year to discover how learning can change their lives.

This year, Adult Learners' Week will run from Saturday 12 – Friday 18 May.

During this week-long festival, learning events take place in libraries, cafes, museums, colleges and workplaces across Manchester, and throughout the UK.

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Charity Commission Charity Review Project

27 Apr 2012 - 11:37 by michelle.foster

Following the Charity Commission’s strategic review in 2011, the regulator believes that the charitable sector in England and Wales has a vital role in strengthening its own governance and exchanging knowledge and understanding via peer learning.

The Commission believes that good governance cannot be achieved through ticking boxes on a form; it has to be part of the culture of the sector and embedded within the organisation.

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The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme Consultation

27 Apr 2012 - 11:35 by michelle.foster

The Chancellor announced at Budget 2011 that a new Gift Aid Small
Donations Scheme (GASDS) would be introduced in 2013. Qualifying charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) will be able to claim a top-up payment equivalent to Gift Aid on small cash donations.

It is intended that the new scheme will be introduced for donations made from 6 April 2013, and will allow charities to claim a top-up equivalent to Gift Aid on up to £5,000 of small donations of money made without a Gift Aid declaration.

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Northwards Housing are Recruiting Apprentices

24 Apr 2012 - 15:41 by michelle.foster

Northwards Housing are looking for ambitious applicants to join their apprenticeship scheme.

You can earn while you learn and get recognised qualifications.

Anyone living in M8, M9 or M40 postcodes, over 16 years old and not in full time education can apply.

A recruitment day is being held on:
Date: Thursday 10 May 2012
Venue: The Factory Youth Zone in Harpurhey

For further information and to apply, contact Ellen, on 0161 720 5819, or email: ellen.houghton@northwardshousing.co.uk.

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Homelessness Transition Fund

20 Apr 2012 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

The £20m Homelessness Transition Fund was launched to help prevent and tackle rough sleeping in England. The fund is for non-profit organisations and is provided by DCLG (administered by Homeless Link). The objectives are to:
• help deliver an end to rough sleeping by rolling out the No-Second Night Out principles and othe innovations
• support a smooth transition for existing services to sustainable funding arrangements

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The Provision of Residential & Short Break Respite Care for Children & Young People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Manchester

20 Apr 2012 - 10:00 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council have published a new contract on the Provision of Residential and Short Break Respite Care for Children and Young People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Manchester.

Manchester City Council is inviting potential service providers to apply for this contract.

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Social Welfare Information and Assistance Course

19 Apr 2012 - 11:20 by cheryl.mcalister

Manchester City Council have sponsored places available for voluntary and community organisations who are working with residents in the city.

The course has been developed to support organisations to provide quality information and assistance in order to prevent people reaching crisis. To improve organisations’ skills and knowledge across the social welfare agenda and enable resident of Manchester to make positive choices about housing, work and wellbeing.

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Would You Like to Join the VCN Task Group?

18 Apr 2012 - 15:49 by michelle.foster

The Volunteering Community Network (VCN) Task Group are looking to continue the great work the task group has achieved over the past few years. The recent achievements of gaining funding and the support from the council for Volunteer Centre Manchester has shown that it does make a difference to continue to promote the positive affect of volunteering and the continuous need for further investment and support.

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