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Manchester City Council consultation launched on 2015-17 budget options – deadline 18 Feb 2014

27 Nov 2014 - 09:38 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council has launched the main consultation on its 2015-17 budget options, along with a number of individual consultations on specific elements.

Options for consultation were agreed by the council’s Executive on Wednesday 26 November.

They aim to address an estimated funding shortfall of £59m in 2015/16, potentially rising to £90 million in 2016/17.

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Let's End Hate Crime - Grants available for activities in your neighbourhood

13 Nov 2014 - 12:26 by michelle.foster

Manchester wants to end hate crime by building on the City's reputation for celebrating diversity. You can help do this by holding an event or activity in your neighbourhood during Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015. Events should raise awareness of hate crimes and encourage reporting.

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Today We Are Angry, Tomorrow We Must Talk

12 Nov 2014 - 15:23 by Mike Wild

A lot of people in the local voluntary sector are going to be very angry today. They’re going to feel threatened, undervalued, rejected and hopeless. The Council’s budget proposals will make horrible reading for many people who’ve been working very hard for a long time to make a difference in the city. For some groups this will mean cuts to services and activities. For many it will mean many job losses – the sector is an employer too, after all. For some this may be the last straw and we may see the end of a number of organisations that have made a great contribution to the city.

Funding to prevent female genital mutilation and other forms of so-called honour based violence

17 Oct 2014 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

The Department for Communities and Local Government, in collaboration with the Government Equalities Office, is launching a call for applications for community engagement work to prevent female genital mutilation and other forms of so-called honour based violence. Any voluntary sector organisation, under section 70 of the Charities Act 2006, including faith groups, are invited to apply for a one-off grant of between £2,000 and £15,000.

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Greater Manchester Makes a Stand Against Female Genital Mutilation

5 Sep 2014 - 10:03 by michelle.foster

Police, health and civic leaders across Greater Manchester are standing together against the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation.

Greater Manchester Police, health services and all 10 councils – part of the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership- have signed up to educate and support those who work with vulnerable children to be aware of the issue and how they can help and support victims.

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Community Scrutiny Committee Aug 2014

28 Aug 2014 - 11:33 by Nigel Rose
This article is part of an occasional series concerning the activities of Manchester City Council Scrutiny Committees. This one covers the August 27th Community Scrutiny Committee, chaired by Councillor Tracey Rawlings, which considered reports on: English for Speakers of Other Languages; and The Implications of Manchester as a 24hr City.
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Protests around the conflict in Israel and Gaza advice from GMP and Manchester City Council

11 Aug 2014 - 15:36 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Manchester City Council have released the following statement:

“Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester Police understand the strength of feeling on issues arising from the conflict in and around Israel and Gaza. We recognise that residents in our city maybe personally affected by what is happening and people want to do their utmost to avoid further injury and loss of innocent life.

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Introducing the Spirit of Manchester Festival

31 Jul 2014 - 13:40 by Mike Wild

One of the things I love most about working in the voluntary sector is that if you have a really good idea you can generally find a way to make it happen. It might take a while – things like our State of the Sector and Civil Economy work were on my wishlist for years before we were finally able to publish the finished work. But sometimes you can be taken by surprise at how fast you can go from the idea to it actually happening.