Our State of the Sector Survey in 2013 found that there were 3,093 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Manchester, with an estimated income of £477 million. The sector employed the equivalent of 12,400 full time staff and 94,300 volunteers gave 370,000 hours, with an estimated value of £332 million. Decision makers took note of the survey results, we know it increased their understanding of the sector. Some of the key facts (3093 organisations, 94,300 volunteers) are now widely quoted by colleagues in the Council, the NHS and other bodies such as Big Lottery Fund.
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Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is asking people how they want to access police services. The consultation continues GMP’s commitment to continuing to develop the most effective service possible. It aims to find out how people prefer to contact police, and identify how the Force can adapt to changes in the ways that people contact them.
Manchester City Council are in the process of developing a new antisocial behaviour policy and procedure.
The City Council welcome your views regarding their approach to tackling antisocial behaviour and encourage you to contribute to the shaping of the policy and procedure by completing this short questionnaire.
Greater Manchester’s Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner is calling on local people to give up their free time to support young and vulnerable people.
The region’s Appropriate Adult scheme provides support and guidance to young and vulnerable people who have been arrested and have no parent or guardian to call on.
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Active Citizens’ Fund is a funding scheme for Greater Manchester’s grassroots organisations. Applicants can apply for up to £5,000 of funding to deliver projects that focus on reducing demand on policing and improving community resilience. The Police and Crime Commissioner is especially keen to support a wide range of projects with seed funding that may lead to larger scale innovation in the future.
Following another successful Hate Crime Awareness Week, Manchester wants to continue to target hate crime. Making Manchester Safer wantd to build on the City's reputation for celebrating diversity and encouraging cohesion by holding events and activities throughout the summer. You can help do this by holding an event or activity in your neighbourhood.
The Police and Crime Commissioner would like to make you aware of the imminent release of his second cycle of small grants funding – The Active Citizen’s fund, available to Community and Voluntary groups and organisations, funding projects of up to £5,000.
The government has published its plan for dealing with hate crime in England and Wales. This document sets out the government’s plan of actions to deal with hate crime until May 2020. It outlines actions the government will take to:
• prevent and respond to hate crime
• increase reporting of hate crime incidents
• improve support for victims
• build an understanding of hate crime
If your friend or family member is suffering from domestic violence, or you think that they’re being abused, call the Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0161 636 7525. Help lines aren’t just for victims – they also provide support for concerned family and friends.
A new NHS Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) campaign was launched on 9 July. As the start of the summer school holidays near when the numbers of girls taken outside of the UK to be cut increases, this campaign will raise awareness of the severe health implications of FGM for those living in UK who are members of communities affected by FGM.