As you may be aware, earlier this year Manchester City Council and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning 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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A strong local voluntary and community sector (VCS) is key to reaching residents with the aims of the Our Manchester Strategy. Among other things, the VCS plays an important role in improving skills and job prospects, encouraging people to get involved in their neighbourhood, building partnerships and celebrating the city’s diverse communities. In addition, VCS organisations can often reach people that many public services can’t.
Would your organisation like to help play a part in creating a Smoke-Free Greater Manchester? Financial support is available to voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations who can create smoke-free spaces and/or hold smoke-free events.
You may now have heard the news that The Pankhurst Centre have had a series of break-ins to the parlour where the suffragette movement began. Unfortunately, there was fairly extensive damage and they have launched an appeal to help pay for the repairs and secure the Pankhurst Centre for the future.
Millennials are shaking up core societal traditions. Recognising the difference in how younger generations behave, what their preferences are and how these qualities give them a sizeable influence on the philanthropic space is key to securing the future of your charity.
Third Sector has partnered with Give as you Live Donate to carry out industry research on the topic, and they need your input.
It is estimated there are over 400,000 problem gamblers in the UK and the Gambling Support Service delivered by Citizens Advice Wirral is offering free training to frontline staff and volunteers across the North West in order to offer support to any of your service users who might be struggling with this.
Information 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.
It is with great sadness that we share the news that our friend and former Director Joanne Simpson passed away earlier this week. Joanne was extremely dedicated to Independent Choices Greater Manchester and to the women that the organisation supports. She was instrumental in helping to grow the services we offer, including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transsexual, questioning (LGBTQ) Independent Domestic Violence Adviser Service (IDVA). She was a valued colleague and a friend and will be very much missed by us all. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.
The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000.
There are two types of grants available to organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:
The Our Manchester Funds Programme Management Team would like to thank everyone who provided comments as part of the consultation on the Older Peoples Fund – either through the on-line survey, public events or through other channels.