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8 things you should know about the Voluntary Sector in Manchester...

17 May 2013 - 14:02 by michelle.foster

1. In 2012/13 there were 3,093 community and voluntary organisations, co-operatives and social enterprises in Manchester

2. In 2012/13 the total income of the sector was £477 million

3. Medium and large organisations receive 95% of the total sector income

4. 1,987 organisations are micro (with an annual income under £10 thousand)

5. There are 94,300 volunteers in the sector

6. Volunteers give 370,000 hours each week

7. The contribution of volunteers in the sector is valued at £332 million each year

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State of the Sector 2013

10 May 2013 - 16:25 by Mike Wild

This morning I was in the happy position of being able to present our new research into the state of the voluntary sector in Manchester. It has been a long-held ambition of mine to be able to show the full extent of the enormous contribution which voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises and the community work of faith groups make to the city. 

Review of Third Sector Funding by NHS in Manchester

10 May 2013 - 16:03 by Nigel Rose

The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Manchester are carrying out a review of their funding of third sector organisations. The overall aim is to maximise the value of the third sector contribution. It is not primarily a financial review. The first wider engagement event will be held from 10am to 12am on Thursday 6th June at GMCVO. The event is open to all voluntary and community sector organisation working on health related issues in Manchester.

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Volunteering in Social Care - Do you have a view?

20 Mar 2013 - 15:31 by mary.duncan

Manchester City Council are reviewing a range of voluntary and community sector contracts/grants and are proposing to expand the use of volunteering as a way of reconciling increasing demand for social care support with cuts to social care funding.

This has triggered some concerns and debate within the VCS and within the Macc team about the proposed project that will ‘stretch their local offer on social care support, by expanding volunteering and community engagement’.

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Help to shape the national strategy for equality, health inequalities and human rights – have your say

14 Mar 2013 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

Working as part of the NHS Equality and Diversity Council (EDC), the NHS Commissioning Board is inviting a wide range of views to inform the development of the national strategy to promote equality and reduce health inequalities. The strategy will set out a clear approach, reflective of the values of the NHS Constitution, for promoting equality and reducing health inequalities for all groups across the life course.

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Building Health Partnerships

8 Mar 2013 - 09:10 by michelle.foster

Building Health Partnerships is a learning programme designed to improve collaboration between clinical commissioning groups (CCG) and local voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises (VCSE). It is being managed by NAVCA in partnership with Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) and the NHS Commissioning Board, with the support of the Department of Health.

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Join the Macc Board of Trustees

5 Mar 2013 - 17:32 by michelle.foster

Passionate about Manchester?
Want to help local charities make a difference in the city?

Macc is looking for committed and caring people to get involved in shaping the future of our work to support and develop a thriving voluntary, community and faith sector in Manchester. Our role includes:

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Manchester Deaf Centre Leads Pilot Deaf Volunteer Health Project across Greater Manchester

27 Feb 2013 - 10:05 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester’s largest Deaf Charity, Manchester Deaf Centre is gearing up to empower its D/deaf members to influence local health and social care provision.

The three year project, which is managed by national healthcare charity, SignHealth has been made available following a grant of £592,000 from the Department of Health’s Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund (HSCVF).

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LSEN holding a meeting for organisations interested in bidding for the new ESOL Fund

25 Feb 2013 - 21:38 by walt.crowson

The Department for Communities and Local Government recently launched a competition to discover and support organisations that can deliver community-based English language programmes in the following identified areas of the North West

Bradford, Kirklees, Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Pendle

This competition is open to all organisations and further information can be found at:

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