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2015 GSK IMPACT Awards

11 Jul 2014 - 10:09 by michelle.foster

The GSK IMPACT Awards are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. They are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund.

The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income between £25,000 and £2 million.

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Healthier Together equality impact assessment - local meetings

25 Jun 2014 - 15:55 by michelle.foster

The formal consultation on Healthier Together will be starting soon in parallel with this process, there is an equality impact assessment; this is being carried out by consultants guided by a small steering group which has just held its first meeting, and of which GMCVO is a member.

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Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Heart Grants

15 May 2014 - 11:26 by michelle.foster

Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart Grants of up to £10,000 are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities.

The HRUK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grant is only available for projects that actively promote heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease. A funding pot of £10,000 is available in each region.

Only community or voluntary organisations, registered charities or other not for profit organisations may apply.

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Carers Support Group

8 May 2014 - 12:14 by michelle.foster

Do you care for a friend or family member?

If the answer is yes, why not come along to the Manchester Carers Forum’s support group every second Tuesday of the month at Crossacres Resource Centre, 1 Peel Hall Road, Wythenshawe, M22 5DG.

Sessions are 12pm - 2pm and include:
• Free pamper treatments
• Guest speakers
• Hot lunch

For more information, contact Jackie on 0161 819 2226.

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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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Active Communities funding programme opens in Manchester, Stockport, Trafford and Salford

2 Apr 2014 - 15:06 by michelle.foster


Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year, that are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. The projects should take place within a small area for a small group of people such as 20 or 30 streets or a couple of villages.

Using money raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery, People's Health Trust has opened Active Communities in HealthForm - Manchester, Stockport, Trafford and Salford.

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Welfare reform research will inform future changes

21 Feb 2014 - 11:19 by michelle.foster

NCVO is to undertake a major research project into the effects of recent welfare reforms on charities and their beneficiaries.

The year-long project will consider the effectiveness of recent welfare reforms and identify the impacts they have had. The review will take evidence from charities and is intended to inform thinking on any future changes to welfare policy.

The project launched with a call for evidence from charities on the impact reforms have had on their beneficiaries and the ways in which charities have changed the support they provide to beneficiaries.

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Better Care Fund

20 Feb 2014 - 13:08 by Nigel Rose

The Better Care Fund by the government was announced in June 2013. It is a funding mechamism, covering the period 2014/15 and 2015/16 intended to incentivise integration of health and social services and more specifically to reduce hospital admissions. North, Central and South Cliinical Commissioning Groups, together with Manchester City Council will decide shortly how their slice of national funding will be spent, as projects need to be put in place rapidly.

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