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Voluntary Sector Assembly - COVID-19 and the Manchester Voluntary Sector

8 April, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00

This is a time of rapid change, more rapid than most of us have ever experienced. National and local government are operating at a speed that even two weeks ago would have been considered impossible and it is very difficult to keep up with what is going on. VCSE groups are going through a rapid transition that impacts every organisation in a different way. Some organisations have adapted easily and quickly and are running most of their services and providing new services.

Answer Cancer Fund – deadline 4 May 2020

2 Apr 2020 - 11:10 by michelle.foster

Answer Cancer FundWould your organisation like to help play a part in boosting cancer screening rates in Greater Manchester? Financial support is available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations who can help recruit Answer Cancer Champions to promote cancer screening amongst under-represented groups.

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Manchester Wellbeing Fund – Fast-track grants

2 Apr 2020 - 11:02 by michelle.foster

Manchester Wellbeing FundThe Manchester Wellbeing Fund wants to support groups which are developing new ways of keeping in touch with the most vulnerable in our communities. During these challenging times, many people will be feeling isolated. Now more than ever, we need to take care of our own mental health and the mental wellbeing of those around us – and now more than ever community groups are adapting and responding.

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Funding bulletin April 2020

1 Apr 2020 - 15:10 by michelle.foster

MaccInformation for the bulletin is compiled from a number of sources including Grantfinder, and direct from funders themselves. It showcases just a few of the hundreds of funding opportunities available for local community, voluntary and faith organisations.

This bulletin is produced by a partnership of local support and development agencies across Greater Manchester.

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Coronavirus impact survey results

1 Apr 2020 - 14:06 by michelle.foster

Charities reported that they expect a 42% increase in demand for their services but a 48% decline in voluntary income, according to new research published on 30 March.

The survey, by the Institute of Fundraising in partnership with CFG and National Council for Voluntary Organisations includes data from over 500 charities on the impact of the crisis on their organisations. The data in the survey was analysed by PwC and the results reflect the urgent new situation charities face as they re-forecast their income and take steps to respond to the huge challenges they face.

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The National Lottery Community Fund: Our funding approach in response to COVID-19

31 Mar 2020 - 12:32 by michelle.foster

National Lottery Community FundDawn Austwick, CEO, The National Lottery Community Fund has released the following statement on the funding approach in response to Covid-19:

“At this extraordinarily difficult time, we are all being challenged and moved in ways that seemed unimaginable just weeks ago.

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CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund

30 Mar 2020 - 14:07 by michelle.foster

Charities Aid FoundationIn this time of national crisis, CAF has launched this rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 will help them to continue to deliver much needed support to our communities across the UK.  

This is intended as a rapid response fund, and CAF aim to make payments to selected organisations within 14 days of application.

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