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Whalley Range Readers Group

27 Apr 2010 - 12:07 by michelle.foster

Every second Monday of the month there is a reading group at the Hillary Step Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range.

The next meeting is Monday 10 May and the group are reading "Past Imperfect" by Julian Fellowes.

For information about the reading list for the year or to join the group, contact Lila, on 0161 226 1214, or email: whalleyrange.readersgroup@hotmail.co.uk.

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Cash Grants Programme

22 Apr 2010 - 12:52 by michelle.foster

More than £1m available for community groups

Manchester City Council is launching its 11th year of Cash grants scheme, giving community groups across the city a chance to improve their local neighbourhoods.

Following the success of previous years, the City Council has once again set aside £1.2 million to help local people improve their areas and make them cleaner, safer and better places to live in.

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Roby Breakfast Club

20 Apr 2010 - 09:43 by michelle.foster

The Roby is very pleased to announce the launch of their new Breakfast Club initiative.

The Roby are opening their doors from 8.30am till 9.30am every weekday to provide a friendly, fun and supportive space with a free breakfast and drinks provided.

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Election 2010 – interviews with third sector ministers

15 Apr 2010 - 11:47 by michelle.foster

To coincide with the official announcement of the date for the 2010 general election, KnowHow spoke with the third sector ministers from each of the three main parties to see how their policies would impact on the work of non profit organisations and charities.

KnowHow asked the same questions to each MP - questions they had received from their peers in the sector, which sum up many of the thoughts about the impact of a potential change in government.

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Greater Manchester Youth Network – Access to Volunteering Fund

14 Apr 2010 - 15:06 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Youth Network has received a grant from the Access to Volunteering Fund to enable them to allocate grants to other organisations.

Any Public or Third Sector organisation that involves disabled volunteers or plans to involve disabled volunteers can apply for a grant. A total of £5,000 is available to organisations who wish to apply for a grant. There is no upper or lower limit to the amount you can apply for but Greater Manchester Youth Network expects to distribute the grant amongst a number of organisations.

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Breakthrough “Working it Through Together”

7 Apr 2010 - 15:00 by michelle.foster

Are you a disabled person who has been attacked?
You might have been hit, spat at, called names, had things thrown at you, or had your things stolen.

Breakthrough are starting a new project to support people in Greater Manchester.

“Working it Through Together” supports disabled people who may have been a victim of hate crime.

For further information, visit: www.breakthrough-uk.co.uk/ourwork/hate_crime, or contact 0161 273 5412, minicom: 0161 273 5727.

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vcashpoint – Rounds 8 and 9 Now Open to Applications

7 Apr 2010 - 14:59 by michelle.foster

vcashpoint is seeking to provide funding for small volunteer-led projects in England that are inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to individuals aged 16 to 25 for projects that clearly benefit a chosen community and fit within v's five themes for the 2012 Games, sport, culture, environment, health and education.

Applicants must also demonstrate how their project reflects at least one of the seven values of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, respect, excellence, friendship, courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

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Exodus Festival – Expressions of Interest

7 Apr 2010 - 14:58 by michelle.foster

This year’s Exodus Festival 2010 will be taking place on Sunday 18 July from 12pm – 6pm in Manchester Town Hall and Albert Square.

There will be an outdoor stage in Albert Square and an indoor stage in the Town Hall. As in previous years, there will be a range of performances, workshops, children’s activities and stalls.
Community Arts North West are currently inviting expressions of interests in contributing to the festival.

To express an interest complete the form below. 

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Volunteer Management Programme: bursaries to support volunteer management skills development

7 Apr 2010 - 14:57 by michelle.foster

The final strand of Capacitybuilders’ Volunteer Management Programme is a £1m bursary scheme to support volunteer management skills development.

Bursaries of up to £1950 are available to fully fund an approved skills development package.

There are three levels of access available based on individual experience and role. You also have the option of obtaining an award from a nationally recognised accreditation body.

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