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The Social Enterprise Support Fund

16 Jul 2020 - 15:23 by michelle.foster

social enterprise support fundThe Social Enterprise Support Fund provides grants to support social enterprises during COVID-19. It is delivered by five social enterprise support agencies, and made possible thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund.

To be eligible for this funding, your social enterprise must meet the following criteria:

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Barrow Cadbury Trust COVID-19 Support Fund

16 Jul 2020 - 15:20 by michelle.foster

barrow cadbury trustBarrow Cadbury Trust is partnering with the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) to distribute COVID-19 emergency response funding to the migration charity sector in England. There is £5 million to distribute for work that will relieve hardship caused by the pandemic among refugees and asylum-seekers and by migrants experiencing barriers to accessing services.

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Addiction and Recovery Covid-19 Response Fund

16 Jul 2020 - 15:17 by michelle.foster

collective voiceVoluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations have been at the forefront of supporting people during the COVID-19 crisis. The Addiction and Recovery Response Fund has £322,035 available and will support additional or adapted drug and/or alcohol support necessitated by the crisis – for service users or family members already supported, or for those not yet accessing drug/alcohol treatment.

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North Manchester Together – COVID-19 Recovery Grab Bags

16 Jul 2020 - 15:14 by michelle.foster

north manchester togetherAre you a VCSE group or organisation based in North / East Manchester?

Are you thinking about re-opening?

Do you struggle to access online support?

You might be interested in a Covid-19 ‘Recovery Grab Bag’ that will be available for collection from Monday 20 July to Friday 31 July.

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New guidance on delivering safe adult day care

16 Jul 2020 - 15:10 by michelle.foster

scieAs the restrictions of the COVID-19 lockdown are eased, this guide aims to support you, day care managers, social workers, commissioners and providers, to restart or continue activities. It is focused on community-based day services, day centres (with and without personal care), including specialised day centre environments, and those with outdoor spaces.

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Report: GM Big Disability Survey Covid-19 report

16 Jul 2020 - 13:59 by michelle.foster

The Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel (GMDPP) created a survey to find out how disabled people in Greater Manchester were managing during the Covid 19 pandemic. The Panel is unique, no other city region has managed to establish one, it is made up of 14 disabled people’s organisations. The Panel already knew a lot of the issues, but to help them to influence improvement of how services were responding they needed a wide evidence base the survey could provide. 936 people responded, making it one of the largest surveys by and for disabled people of the Pandemic.

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Report: Going for GOLD! Growing Older with Learning Disabilities

16 Jul 2020 - 13:51 by michelle.foster

ambition for ageingGM GOLD (Growing Older with Learning Disabilities) was an inclusive research project carried out by a team of older people with learning disabilities.

Ambition for Ageing wanted to find out what older people with learning disabilities think about their local area, whether they feel part of their local community and what support or barriers exist to meaningful social contacts, interactions and activities.

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