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Apply for your free paint - from Crown Paints

11 Aug 2011 - 14:04 by michelle.foster

Crown Paints, is calling on businesses, voluntary organisations, schools and colleges to apply for some free paint.

The 200-year-old company based in Darwen, wants applications for donations to help spruce up interiors in need of some TLC.

Organisations interested in applying must explain why they want the paint, whether it is to redecorate a meeting room, jazz up a care home or supply students with paint for an art project.

Winners from every region will be chosen later this year. They will then pick their paint from a range of 250 Crown products.

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Citizen Advocate Volunteers needed at Mencap

11 Aug 2011 - 13:45 by michelle.foster

Would you like to share your interests and make a real difference in someone’s life?

Manchester mencap is a local charity associated to National Mencap but doesn’t receive any funding from them. Manchester mencap represent the rights and interests of people with a learning disability and their carers.

Manchester mencap are looking for volunteer Citizen Advocates to support people who have a learning disability who live in the Manchester area.

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Locality seeks hosts to train community organisers

10 Aug 2011 - 10:26 by michelle.foster

Locality, the national network for communities ambitious for change, is coordinating a new OCS funded nationwide programme of community organising. This three-year programme will provide 500 training placements across England for individuals wanting to gain experience and Open College Network qualifications in Community Organising and at the same time will create a new home-grown movement of community organising for the 21st century, grown directly from the strengths, concerns and hopes of communities across the country.

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The Royal Brewery Fund

8 Aug 2011 - 13:01 by michelle.foster

The Royal Brewery Fund’s priority is to encourage and support grass-root community activity. This means small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage active participation from volunteers, have minimal cash reserves and limited access to funding support.

Applications are invited from community groups based in the Moss Side and Hulme areas that wish to improve circumstances for people within these communities.

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Eco Streets Grants for South and Central Manchester

5 Aug 2011 - 12:33 by michelle.foster

Are you working with or are aware of a group or individuals keen to engage their street or local area in positive activities?

Would they benefit from training or support to help them to involve others, organise events and develop ideas for projects?

Eco Streets is a community grants programme open to residents in south and central Manchester funded through Manchester City Council and partners and managed by Groundwork.

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Communities Against Guns, Gangs and Knives (CAGGK) Funding Programme

5 Aug 2011 - 10:13 by michelle.foster

The Home Office has granted funding to three police force areas for the next 2 years (2011 – 2013) to enhance action to tackle gang, gun and knife crime. The designated force areas are the Metropolitan Police via The Mayor’s Office, West Midlands Police (WMP) and Greater Manchester Police (GMP). The focus of the programme is aimed at 10-19 year olds involved in knife, gun and gang-related violence.

The Home Office has indicated that funds of £400,000 (2011/12) and £350,000 (2012/13) will be made available and ring fenced for this work within the GMP force area.

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Homelessness Transition Fund 2011/12

5 Aug 2011 - 10:10 by michelle.foster

The £20m Homelessness Transition Fund has been launched with the ambition to help prevent and tackle rough sleeping in England. £8m is available in 2011/12, £8m in 2012/13 and £4m in 2013/14.

The Fund is for the voluntary sector and provided by the Department of Communities and Local Government. It is administered by Homeless Link and will run over three years, with money given out in annual funding rounds.

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Consortia for the delivery of public services: the issues for small and medium-sized charities

5 Aug 2011 - 10:09 by michelle.foster

The Charity Commission is the independent regulator for charitable activity. This is one of a series of reports that draws upon independent research that they have commissioned, as well as their own internal data, knowledge and experience of working with charities.

The purpose of these reports is to help increase understanding of an issue. They are part of their mission to help charities maximize impact and comply with their legal obligations, to encourage innovation within the charitable sector, and enhance effectiveness.

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Generation 3.0: Can you help end racism in a generation?

3 Aug 2011 - 13:49 by michelle.foster

The Runnymede Trust – the UK’s leading race equality think tank – is starting a new project based in Manchester looking at how they can end racism in a generation.

The project, called Generation 3.0, aims to increase understanding between older and younger people on the issues of racism and race equality. As part of the project Runnymede will:

• Make a short film based in Salford and Trafford on race equality
• Hold a pop-up shop event in Trafford or Moss Side between 6-10 October - the pop up shop will feature workshops, exhibitions and film screenings

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