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Give your thoughts on Ancoats and New Islington

23 Jun 2014 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is consulting on the future of Ancoats and New Islington. An updated neighbourhood development framework has been produced and local residents and businesses are being asked to comment on the proposals.

You can come along and view the proposals at one of the drop in sessions on:
• Thursday 3 July 2014, 2.30pm - 7pm at St Michael's Church
• Thursday 17 July 2014, 2.30pm - 7pm at Vivid Lounge, Great Ancoats Street
• Tuesday 22 July 2014, 8am - 10am at Unit 2, Royal Mills, Redhill Street, Ancoats

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Manchester City Centre gains two new Community Organisers

13 Jun 2014 - 09:14 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Centre has just seen the arrival of two new Community Organisers, who aim to listen to at least 1000 people and recruit a group volunteers interested in improving their local communities in the Northern Quarter and Ancoats.

Alice Toomer and Sherelle Fairweather will be listening to and working with the communities of the Northern Quarter and Ancoats over the next year, being hosted by the Young Advisors Charity based in the Northern Quarter.

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The Big Lunch – Sunday 1 June 2014

16 May 2014 - 09:31 by michelle.foster

The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually on the first Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all types of community across the UK. Last year 3.65 million people took to their streets, gardens and community spaces for the fifth annual Big Lunch. This year's Big Lunch is on Sunday 1 June 2014.

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A Civil Economy for Manchester

6 May 2014 - 10:32 by Mike Wild

Could Manchester be Europe’s answer to America’s hippest city - Portland, Oregon?

Manchester has enjoyed solid economic success, there is now an opportunity for a ‘new wave’ to Manchester’s future. A new report A Civil Economy for Manchester, prepared for Macc by the think-do tank the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) demonstrates how this new wave is about unleashing the power of citizens, social and voluntary group.

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Manchester Leaders Forum

3 Apr 2014 - 14:15 by michelle.foster

Macc has been asked to put forward a number of equalities representatives for the new Manchester Leaders Forum.

Manchester Leaders Forum
This Forum provides strategic leadership to the wider partnership on the delivery of the city’s priorities of growth, people and place as set out in the Community Strategy. Members of the Forum will be leaders in their field who are motivated to work together to drive forward the city’s priorities and to provide leadership to the wider partnership.

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Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities

The aim of the fund is to build the skills levels of Manchester residents while complementing and providing progression routes to further learning and employment and volunteering. There is an emphasis on creative and innovative ways of engaging non-traditional learners. The key objectives of this activity are: • To deliver a programme of community learning activities which enable adults to move towards sustained employment and active citizenship, improving employability and essential skills and/or providing opportunities for learners to become involved in the local community • To encourage Manchester residents who are workless and have low level skills to engage in learning and progress to further training opportunities, particularly targeting those who mainstream provision struggles to engage • To provide information, advice and guidance on further learning opportunities for workless residents from voluntary and community based organisations to mainstream skills and employment support services
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Civil Society Questionnaire on Poverty and Inequality

14 Mar 2014 - 09:44 by michelle.foster

Edge Hill University are undertaking a study on behalf of the Webb Memorial Trust looking at civil society approaches to reducing poverty and inequality in the UK.

As part of the study they are keen to get views and perspectives from civil society actors, both individuals and organisations, about ways in which civil society currently addresses poverty and inequality in the UK and the challenges involved.

To complete the questionnaire, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JMV62H7

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Show your Support by hosting an Armed Forces Day 2014 event

7 Mar 2014 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

Plans are fully underway for the sixth annual Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28 June, and you can show your support for the Armed Forces and Veterans by applying for funding to host your very own event.

For the last five years Armed Forces Day has been celebrated by events big and small across all of the United Kingdom, and even abroad. As well as the national event, hosted this year by the City of Stirling in Scotland, a series of smaller events will take place up and down the UK to recognise the outstanding work of our Armed Forces.

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Hough End Hall: Let’s make it ours!

7 Mar 2014 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

Hough End Hall is a Grade II listed, former family home of the Mosley family in Chorlton and is up for sale. Chorlton Civic Society project in conjunction with Three’s Company are looking at this as a great opportunity to buy the building and keep it in the community for use by the community.

The building has a long history, being built in 1586, and said to be “the best, the only major Elizabethan mansion of Manchester red brick…with mullioned and ransomed windows and gables”.

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