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GMP and MCC advice for residents on the English Defence League Demonstration – 7 March 2015

6 Mar 2015 - 10:18 by michelle.foster

Information from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Manchester City Council (MCC):

The English Defence League (EDL) is an organisation which focuses on opposition to what it considers to be a spread of Islamism and Sharia in the United Kingdom. It has held a number of protests across the country and has faced confrontations with various groups, including Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and the police. Previously there has been considerable disorder at other demonstration sites.

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Community cafe for older offenders in Manchester

9 Feb 2015 - 11:32 by michelle.foster

RECOOP is opening a Community Support Café service this month, at The Mustard Tree in Ancoats, Manchester.

The Café, offering a rolling six week programme, will be open to male and female offenders over the age of 50 years, and who have been convicted of a criminal offence in the last six months; released from prison in the last six months; or are currently being managed at Tier 1 or 2.

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Youth Aspiration Fund – Grants to empower young people

12 Dec 2014 - 11:37 by michelle.foster

Communities across Greater Manchester can benefit from a new £600,000 fund to empower young people and keep them out of trouble.

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Aspiration Fund will support work with vulnerable children and young people at risk of offending or risky behaviour.

Youth groups and organisations are invited to send in an ‘expression of interest’ for a slice of the money for projects aimed at keeping young people out of the criminal justice system and developing their life skills.

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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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