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Christmas and New Year closure information

11 Dec 2019 - 12:10 by michelle.foster

The Macc offices will be closed from 1pm on 24 December and will open in the New Year on 2 January.

Manchester Community Central / Capacity Building Team opening times
Monday 23 December – open 10am-4pm
Tuesday 24 December – Thursday 2 January closed
Please note: there will be no drop-in on 24 December or 31 December

Skill Givers opening times
Monday 23 December – Friday 10 January closed
Monday 13 January – open from 10am

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Choosing Your Structure

A workshop specifically for VCSE groups within the city of Manchester looking at what structure is best suited for them.

  • Are you thinking of setting up a voluntary and community organisation?
  • Are you thinking about changing the structure that you currently have?

This workshop offers the opportunity to double check that the structure you are considering or have is really correct for the type of activities / funding sources / organisation you want to be and will take you through the steps you need to take to adopt a suitable structure.

12 February, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

A workshop to introduce the key roles and responsibilities of trustees identifying what you need to know and what you should know....

This session is developed and delivered by members of the capacity building team at Macc. We encourage both trustees and senior members of staff to attend to ensure understanding in the role of a trustee.

Learning Objective:

To ensure that attendees are well informed about their legal responsibilities and have a good sense of appropriate job roles and boundaries.

By the end of the session learners will:

5 February, 2020 - 17:30 to 20:15
Macc, Ground Floor, Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Funding Your Project

Are you looking for funding for your project? Do you know where to search what funding is available? What is a good base to any funding application?

A workshop specifically for voluntary community organisations in the city of Manchester who are looking for funding. Covering searching for funds using the funding portal, applying and diversifying funding to your project - this workshop is aimed primarily at organisations who are new to funding.

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31 January, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Our Futures: By the people, for the people

10 Dec 2019 - 11:36 by helen.walker

This new Nesta guide looks at how mass involvement in shaping the future can solve complex problems. Moving beyond citizen assemblies and traditional public engagement, participatory futures techniques help people to develop a collective image of the future they want, so that we can make better, more informed decisions.

Their guide contains practical suggestions for how to do this. Examples include:

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Influencing through campaigning and representation

This workshop is about representation and campaigning, how to be more effective, and how to increase your chance of bringing about change.

If you work in the VCSE sector you want to make the world a better place for the people you work with. Many of the factors that impact on the people who you help may be beyond your control and so you have become involved in meetings and campaigns to create positive change. This can be a frustrating and long process with few quick wins but in the end can make huge differences.

26 February, 2020 - 10:00 to 15:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

International Women's Day 2020: The Walk for Women 2019-20 Fund

5 Dec 2019 - 15:30 by michelle.foster

Manchester City CouncilAs long-standing supporters of gender equality Manchester City Council support activities every March to promote and celebrate International Women’s Day. The third annual Walk for Women takes place on Saturday 7 March 2020, and Manchester City Council want as many people and organisations as possible to join in.

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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder small grants

5 Dec 2019 - 15:25 by michelle.foster

10GMVoluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups and organisations in each of the local authority areas of Greater Manchester are being sought to provide peer support opportunities for parents, carers and families of children with suspected or diagnosed Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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