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John Ellerman Foundation Grants

10 Mar 2011 - 10:32 by michelle.foster

The Foundation provides support for project or core costs incurred by national charities, whose work falls within health and disability, social welfare, arts and conservation. The minimum grant available from the Foundation is £10,000.

Applications are welcomed from registered charities with a UK office and grants are only made to UK registered charities which work nationally, not locally.

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Council agrees budget proposals

10 Mar 2011 - 10:32 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council agreed its budget for the coming year on Wednesday 9 March 2011.

The budget sets out how the Council will make £109 million of savings over the next financial year, rising to £170m in 2012/13.

Although the Council anticipated a reduction in central funding and had planned to make substantial savings, after the Government's financial settlement it became clear that £60 million more savings would have to be found next year.
Overall the savings which need to be made over the next two years represent 25% of the Council's budget.

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The Prostate Cancer Charity's Testing Choices Campaign

9 Mar 2011 - 09:29 by michelle.foster

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Every year 37,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 10,000 men die from the disease. Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50 and the risk increases with age. You are two and a half times more likely to develop prostate cancer if your father or brother has had it. African Caribbean men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than white men of the same age.

The Testing Choices Campaign calls on politicians to do more to improve men's understanding and awareness of prostate cancer testing.

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BBC Children in Need

3 Mar 2011 - 15:05 by michelle.foster

BBC Children in Need grants are open to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and under.
Organisations and projects must be based in the UK need to be a registered charity or other not-for-profit organisation.

Within the general grants programme, organisations can apply for:
Small Grants of £10,000 or less per year for up to three years
Main Grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years

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RBS RugbyForce

3 Mar 2011 - 15:05 by michelle.foster

RBS RugbyForce is a nationwide community volunteer programme which helps local rugby clubs to improve their facilities. Registered clubs are provided with online guidance and tools to help them co-ordinate a community-wide effort to give the club a 'make-over'. RBS RugbyForce Weekend happens throughout Scotland, England and Wales 11 & 12 June 2011.

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3 Mar 2011 - 15:04 by michelle.foster

Do you want to help make Manchester a better place to live? Here’s a great opportunity to shape the future of the city’s homes and housing services.

Wherever you live in the city, you’ve got views and experiences that can help get Manchester’s housing plans in good shape for years to come.

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Organising a street party for The Royal Wedding?

3 Mar 2011 - 14:55 by michelle.foster

On 29 April 2011 the wedding of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton will take place, and to help you celebrate the occasion Manchester City Council will waive any fees normally charged for the temporary closure of roads.

Additionally, the council will loan you the signs and cones needed to physically close off the road from traffic. Please note that this only applies to closing off the ends of the roads; should any additional diversion signs etc. be required a charge will be made for supplying them.

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Red Nose Day Community Cash

24 Feb 2011 - 12:09 by michelle.foster

Comic Relief, the Manchester Evening News and the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester bring Red Nose Day Community Cash to Greater Manchester.

Local voluntary and community groups can now take advantage of a new £50,000 Red Nose Day Community Cash fund to be distributed across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.

Red Nose Day Community Cash grants of £500 - £1,000 are available to small organisations in the Greater Manchester area that are doing great work to help local people living in disadvantaged circumstances.

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Volunteer for Manchester International Festival 2011

24 Feb 2011 - 12:08 by michelle.foster

The world’s first international festival of original work, Manchester International Festival, returns from 30 June - 17July 2011. The Festival features a variety of shows and events encompassing music, performance, visual art, theatre and more - outside and inside, all over Manchester.

Volunteers are now being recruited to help deliver this unique and exciting festival.

Applications from all backgrounds are welcomed. The only restriction is that volunteers must be over 18 years of age by 30 June 2011.

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