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The Royal Brewery Fund

21 Oct 2013 - 09:06 by michelle.foster

The Royal Brewery Fund’s priority is to encourage and support grass-root community activity. This means small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage active participation from volunteers, have minimal cash reserves and limited access to funding support.

Applications are invited from community groups based in the Moss Side and Hulme areas that wish to improve circumstances for people within these communities.

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Macc wins Council Infrastructure Contract

18 Oct 2013 - 12:51 by michelle.foster

As you may be aware, earlier this year the City Council launched a competitive tendering process for the contract to provide support to the city's voluntary and community sector for the next three years.

We are delighted to announce that Macc has been awarded this contract.

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Grants Programme for Manchester’s Voluntary and Community Sector

18 Oct 2013 - 11:02 by michelle.foster

There will be a fund of £550k from the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) available early January 2014, to Manchester’s Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). The main aim of the programme of work will be to reduce social isolation and loneliness for people over 50 years old in Manchester.

The programme will also aim to build greater understanding of how the Manchester CCGs can work with VCS organisations to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Manchester residents over the age of 50 years.

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End hate crime - grants available for activities in your neighbourhood

18 Oct 2013 - 11:01 by michelle.foster

Manchester wants to end hate crime by building on the city's reputation for celebrating diversity. You can help do this by holding an event or activity in your neighbourhood during Hate Crime Awareness Week. Your event should raise awareness of hate crime, including what it is and how people can report it.

Your group can apply for a grant of up to £200 to assist you to put on an event or activity in your neighbourhood. Events must take place between Monday 20 January 2014 and Sunday 26 January 2014.

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Adactus Housing Group Neighbourhood Fund

18 Oct 2013 - 10:59 by michelle.foster

The fund is available to support small scale community projects that will improve the quality of life for Adactus Group residents and make a real difference to the neighbourhoods where Adactus Group residents live.

This can include physical improvements such as gardening projects, security lights, play equipment, or community projects such as activities for young people, community fun days and luncheon clubs for older people.

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International Women’s Day Awards Nominations

18 Oct 2013 - 10:58 by michelle.foster

Manchester celebrates International Women’s Day every 8 March. The theme for 2014 is Women as Peacemakers.

Manchester’s International Women’s Day Women’s Awards 2014 is a great opportunity to celebrate women and inspire future generations of Manchester girls.

If you know a fantastic woman or a group or women who deserve recognition, take this opportunity to nominate them in one of the ten award categories.

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Grow Your Tenner Starts 15 October

4 Oct 2013 - 11:50 by michelle.foster

Localgiving.com is giving away £500,000 as Grow Your Tenner returns for another year of match funding.

On 15 October 2013 at precisely 10.00 am, Localgiving.com will double all donations up to £10 that are made to local charities and community groups registered on its website. Any voluntary and community group in England that has signed up to receive online donations on Localgiving.com may participate.

All donations up to £10 will be doubled which means that £10 becomes £20 or £22.50 with Gift Aid. Monthly donations can be doubled up to £10 a month for six months.

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The Edge Fund

27 Sep 2013 - 11:53 by michelle.foster

Edge Fund supports communities, campaign groups and activists struggling for social, economic and environmental justice, in particular they fund work that:
• Is run by and for people facing discrimination and injustice (due to their class, ability, gender, race, nationality, religion, sexuality, or other factors) who are actively working to challenge these injustices and to create just and healthy communities, and / or

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Plan B workshops

23 Sep 2013 - 15:37 by michelle.foster

Manchester Community Central is running a series of workshops specifically for voluntary community sector organisations to help secure their future and survive in a rapidly changing business environment.

Sessions will run subject to demand and there will be a charge applied to attending any of the sessions.

Themes include:

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