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New Youth Charter to support young people across the country

10 May 2019 - 10:20 by michelle.foster

A new Youth Charter will be developed to set out a vision for young people over the next generation and beyond, Mims Davies, Minister for Sport and Civil Society has announced.Gov.uk

The charter will reaffirm Government’s commitment to give young people a strong voice on the issues they care about such as combating serious violence and knife crime, addressing mental and physical health challenges and concerns about the environment and climate change.

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Attracting and Retaining Fundraisers

6 June, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

More and more charities, especially those outside London or the country’s larger cities, claim to be struggling to recruit, and more importantly, retain, good fundraisers. What can you do within your charity to improve your attractiveness to great fundraisers and to encourage them to stay once they’re in post?

This session is specifically designed for charity Chief Execs and Trustees - the people who have the power and influence to bring about the changes necessary to make yours an attractive and unmissable opportunity and to keep it that way.

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Gift Aid and Events

13 June, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Understanding and maximising Gift Aid at the events you run is a great way to add additional income to the success of the events but how do you make sure that you are claiming the right amount and running the event in the best way for Gift Aid. Come along and hear from the HMRC charities team about all the rules around claiming gift aid for events and sponsored events.

There will also be time to ask your own questions to make sure that your claim is accurate and appropriate.

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Leaders in GM: Speak-Up, Listen-Up Masterclass

18 June, 2019 - 09:30 to 17:00

Most organisations in Greater Manchester have taken for granted habits and implicit rules that influence how certain things do and don’t get talked about. Some people get heard more than others. Some people or groups are consciously, and more often unconsciously, excluded. This has an impact on decision making and staff engagement. Good ideas may never see the light of day. Harmful practices or behaviours may be overlooked.

Manchester Volunteer Advice Project Information sessions May 2019

9 May 2019 - 16:04 by michelle.foster

Want to increase your skills, confidence and knowledge?
Gain work experience and meet new people?
Join the Manchester Volunteer Advice Project

The project needs Receptionists, Advisors, Advice Support workers and Immigration Assistants for community advice organisations:
• Cheetham Hill Advice Centre
• Manchester Mind
• Centre Point
• Manchester Refugee Support Network
• Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit
• Manchester City Council

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Barnes, Cotton Districts

9 May 2019 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

The main purpose of Barnes, Cotton Districts is to provide a regular income (currently £45 per month) for people in financial need whilst suffering from permanent of temporary illness, disease or disability. Barnes, Cotton Districts also give one-off grants, usually to assist with the purchase of specific items of equipment related to their illness (e.g. new bed/fridge etc.)

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PABBS evidence-based suicide bereavement training

PABBS evidence-based suicide bereavement training, has been informed by a three year study, conducted at the University of Manchester, funded (£243k) by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Research for Patient Benefit Programme and first of its kind internationally. It is a highly interactive one day workshop and includes a workbook, 9 films and a 60 page manual for future reference. The training is delivered by two practitioners with significant experience working in this field.

8 October, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:00
Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

Voluntary Sector Assembly: A Meeting of Minds – The Voluntary Sector and Mental Health

3 June, 2019 - 13:30 to 16:30

The Mental Health Foundation estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem. There is still a taboo about discussing mental health and it can be hard for people to get the help they need in the places they need it. Over the last few years, there has been an increased demand for mental health services and support. The voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector has a vital role in both mental health service provision and also wider support that enables people in the community to keep well.

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