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Support for Third Sector Survey Monkey – Full Responses Released

23 Aug 2011 - 15:57 by michelle.foster

Following the summary update provided in June the full feedback from the Survey carried out on support for the third sector at the end of last year (October to November 2010) has been released. 98 individuals responded which represented 74 organisations.

The feedback letter from Stephen Higgins, Senior Officer at the Business Improvement and Partnerships Team at Manchester City Council, reads:

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Inspired Facilities – Funding for Community Sports Projects

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00 by michelle.foster

Inspired Facilities is focused on making it easier for local community and volunteer groups to improve and refurbish sports clubs or transform non-sporting venues into modern grassroots sport facilities.

Part of Places People Play, Sport England’s programme to deliver a London 2012 legacy of increased mass participation in sport, it is investing £50 million of National Lottery funding in up to 1000 community sports projects between 2011 and 2014.

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The Baring Foundation's Arts Project Programme has reopened for 2012

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00 by michelle.foster

The programme seeks to fund arts organisations in the United Kingdom that are currently working with older people that can demonstrate the impact their work is making on the quality of life and artistic practice of individuals or communities, and that need help with their core costs to help them to sustain or develop this work.

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Age Concern Manchester - Social Club

17 Aug 2011 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

With the Social Club you can meet up with old friends and make some new ones.

The Social Club Meet at Age Concern Day Centre, Varley Street, Miles Platting, on the second Thursday of every month, from 13:30 – 15:30.

Refreshments are provided and there is a raffle that costs £1 to enter.

For further information and to join, contact Diane, on 0161 205 3851, or email: diane.aronwich@silverservice.org.uk.
 

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Age Concern Manchester - Travel Club

17 Aug 2011 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

With the Travel Club you use your bus pass to get free or reduced travel around Greater Manchester and beyond on buses, trams and trains and visit places of interest.

The Travel Club meets at the Age Concern Head Office, 24 Mount Street, Manchester M2 3NN, at 10:30 on:

The first Thursday of every month – the next trip is on 1 September, which will be going to Portland Basin, for further information and to take part contact Diane, on 0161 205 3851, or email: diane.aronwich@silverservice.org.uk.

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Riots Briefing for Voluntary and Community Sector Groups

15 Aug 2011 - 11:13 by michelle.foster

All of us who love our city have been saddened, angered, frustrated and even scared by recent events.

This is a time when the voluntary and community sector can help support affected communities and ensure the city stays calm. Manchester has hundreds of voluntary and community groups who provide services and create relationships. Often, we’re the ones who are able to work with people who aren’t in contact with statutory services, we have a unique relationship with local communities, we’re trusted and we can play a huge role over the next few days and weeks.

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NCVO Report – Counting the Cuts

12 Aug 2011 - 14:13 by michelle.foster

NCVO have published the 'Counting the Cuts' report detailing the impact of spending cuts. It contains lots of information and statistics and lists the recommendations to Government.

The new research report, Counting the cuts, shows that according to the Government's own figures charities are facing nearly £3 billion in cuts over the spending review period (2011-2015).

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Channel 4 seeks hardworking individuals from the voluntary and community sector to feature in a series about working life and pay in Britain

12 Aug 2011 - 09:24 by michelle.foster

Each week Channel 4 will follow a small group of talented individuals with contrasting jobs and salaries as they spend time experiencing and comparing each other’s working lives. By doing this they hope to challenge assumptions about jobs people do and see first-hand why certain jobs are worth their wage (or sometimes worth more).

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The University of Manchester’s Volunteering and Community Engagement’s Services

11 Aug 2011 - 15:19 by michelle.foster

Do you have a specific task that a group of student volunteers can help with?

The University of Manchester has a dedicated Volunteering and Community Engagement Team which encourages and supports their students to volunteer in the local community. The Team work in partnership with charities and not-for-profit organisations to source volunteer opportunities for their students.

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