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Equalities Fund

This inequality could be based on age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership issues, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief (or lack of religion or belief) and sexual orientation. Applicants will be asked to provide evidence a particular need exists, demonstrate what you propose to do to tackle inequality and demonstrate what impact your project will have. Your project could look at one or more areas of inequality it does not need to address all of them.
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Community Association Fund

To provide funding to community associations and centres. Eligible activities: • Provision of community centre premises. Premises must be openly available to all local community and interest groups. The Community Association should have a policy that gives local community groups and activities a priority in using the centre. • Delivery of services or activities directly to residents, where the service or activity would not be eligible for funding from any City Council service departments. • Development, support or co-ordination of other local groups. • Local community regeneration, where the association is actively involved in local regeneration and thematic partnership work for, and on behalf of, their local community and are valid representatives of local interests.
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Members needed for Audit and Accounts Committee and Human Resources Governance Panel

2 Oct 2013 - 11:48 by michelle.foster

The Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd, is looking for independent members for the Audit and Accounts Committee and Human Resources Governance Panel.

The Audit and Accounts Committee meets at least four times a year to scrutinise the Commissioner’s and GMP’s finances.

The Human Resources Governance Panel advises the Commissioner on employment and appeals issues.

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Transforming Rehabilitation

23 Sep 2013 - 08:49 by michelle.foster

The Ministry of Justice has launched the first stage of a tendering process for Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) with an intention to get them in place in 2015. CRCs are a mechanism to move a significant proportion of probation services out of the public sector.

Tier 1 providers, the organisations who wish to run the CRCs have to register before 31 October.

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Consultation on Adult Voluntary and Community Sector Commissioning

12 Sep 2013 - 15:01 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is shortly intending to put out to competitive tender the following services:
1. Advocacy Services
2. Carer Support Services
3. Employment Support Services
4. Dementia Support Services

Further information is available here

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Spirit of Manchester Awards shortlist announced

27 Aug 2013 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

The judges, including the Lord Mayor of Manchester, have now met and decided on the shortlisted candidates for the first Spirit of Manchester Award! The nominations reflected all the exciting and diverse work happening in Manchester's voluntary and community sector. We will be making films of all the shortlisted applicants which will be voted on at the awards ceremony to determine the winner.

We are excited that the awards will be presented at the new NOMA building, thank you to the Co-operative who kindly donated the room.

Shortlisted organisations

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On the Spot - New Training Opportunity from MACC

15 Aug 2013 - 17:52 by Nigel Rose

There is a move by some commissioners to purchase health and welfare services through “spot” purchasing rather than “block contracts”, using “investment frameworks” and “shopping websites for personal care”. Payments are made for each client or group of clients worked with.

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Surviving the Recovery

13 Aug 2013 - 10:48 by Mike Wild

During the recent bout of hot weather, I somehow managed to come down with a cold. I not only felt ill, I also felt ridiculous: I mean who gets a cold in the middle of a heatwave? As I write this, figures have just been released showing that the country’s economy is slowly starting to grow again after the recession. It’s a similar feeling: I’m being told it’s lovely out there but it feels dreadful. No matter what the economic analysis says, when I look around I see incomes reducing, prices rising, services closing and life generally becoming more difficult.

Manchester City Council New Commissioning Structure

5 Aug 2013 - 18:20 by Nigel Rose
Manchester City Council have just gone live on their new commissioning structure and Macc is in discussion with them about putting on an event for the Voluntary and Community Sector to explain how it will work. The new structure is very different from the old one one which was organised around commissioners having responsibility for themes such as Youth and Play, Mental Wellbeing, Immigration Advice etc.
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