The charity Urban Forum has been working with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, Manchester City Council and local stakeholders on a project in Cheetham Hill. The project has been looking at ways in which resilience can be increased through collaboration between the business, voluntary and community sector, and public sector at the neighbourhood level.
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The Cabinet Office have published their New Policy Directions for the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) following the consultation they held last year. The Cabinet Office have also published a summary of the responses from the consultation.
Responsibility for the Big Lottery Fund (BIG), including setting policy directions transferred from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to the Cabinet Office in April 2011 following the Public Bodies Review Programme.
The Charity funds projects in England, primarily in Yorkshire and the North of England, as well as Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. It rarely funds work in any other part of the world.
It looks for innovative work in the field of social reform, with a preference for ‘root-cause’ rather than palliative projects.
It favours causes that are outside the mainstream, and unlikely to be funded by other charities. It will contribute to core costs.
Trinity House Community Resource Centre are running drop-in support / training sessions throughout the year for 18 to 24 year olds living in the Old Moat and Burnage areas (M19 & M20).
Towards Employability has three key elements:
1. An initial engagement and recruitment period, with referrals from Job Centre Plus - Didsbury and Longsight and self referrals. During which a registration and individual action plan would be completed.
Access to accredited courses - 20 April 2012, 9:00 - 16:00 Food Hygiene in Catering Level 2
The Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund was set up in 1973 with funds from The Worshipful Company of Weavers, which is the oldest City of London Livery Company and has a history dating back before 1130 AD.
The Benevolent Fund Priorities are:
1. Helping disadvantaged young people
The object of the fund is to support projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. Young people are defined as being aged from 5 to 30 years.
Olympic Ambassadors will welcome visitors from all over the UK and the world to the North West during the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
The Ambassador Programme is the joint volunteer programme for Manchester, Salford and Trafford communities to get involved in the London 2012 games preparations and games times activities in the 3 communities.
Caritas Diocese of Salford, a Greater Manchester social welfare charity that is also a Foster Care Agency, is conducting an online survey in order to find out more about the region’s attitudes towards Fostering and Foster Care.
The results will help vulnerable children in the care system by having a more targeted approach in attracting local carers.
The survey only takes 10 minutes to complete and applicants can enter into a prize draw to win a £100 M&S voucher.
“Achieve” is a Ministry Of Justice scheme, to help ex-offenders into work, especially those with additional disadvantages. Participants in the scheme are either on community orders, released on licence, or released from a short sentence.
Greater Manchester Probation is delivering the scheme for the North West region. They are just finishing delivering the first contract and will begin a second one in April 2012.
The Hilton in the Community Foundation aims to make a real difference to those most in need. It supports projects within the UK and Ireland that focus on Young People and Education, and Young People and Health.
There is no limit on the amount of money that a charity can request; however, the Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year). Funding can be requested for up to two years for any particular project.
Grants can be awarded for medium to long-term projects or for one-off causes.
Community Matters is offering a day of free consultancy up until Summer 2012 to any voluntary or community sector group that is working or looking to develop work with children, young people and families.
It might be that you do not know how to tackle a new project, or you need support looking over organisational strategies.