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Tech for good funding

Join us in July for an event all about funding tech for good projects and products. We'll have a range of speakers and guests who are funders and/or experts on getting tech for good projects funded.

We'll also have lightning talks, drinks and food, and a chance to socialise and connect.

Confirmed panelists so far:
Vicky-Marie Gibbons, Bethnal Green Ventures
John Knight, Big Lottery Fund
Social Tech Trust (Nominet Trust)
and more...

Lightning talks:

25 July, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:30
The Federation, Federation House, Federation Street, Manchester, M4 2AH
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Introduction to Child Protection & Safeguarding / Introduction to Prevent

This pair of introductory courses provides a solid introduction to current child protection and safeguarding legislation, along with information on the Prevent Duty, so that you can embed best practice within your organisation. Created specifically for the arts, culture and heritage sectors, these courses are ideal for frontline workers, volunteers, chaperones and those that come into contact directly with children and young people.
*Each course can be booked individually, or book both together to ensure a comprehensive overview of current child protection issues.

29 November, 2018 - 11:00 to 16:00
HOME, 2, Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

Voluntary Youth Manchester are looking to employ someone for an exciting new project co-creating Equality and Diversity Training and Development for Youth Work and Informal Education

13 Jul 2018 - 09:44 by michelle.foster

Over the next two years, the ideal candidate will work closely with the trustees of Voluntary Youth Manchester in co-ordinating an opportunity for the community-based youth work sector to come together and, drawing on VYM’s own resources and strengths, undertake an audit of and develop VYM’s practice in responding to issues of equality and diversity. Voluntary Youth Manchester

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Putting the Government’s new LGBT Action Plan into practice – Greater Manchester Schools Achieve the Rainbow Flag Award

13 Jul 2018 - 09:39 by michelle.foster

This week the Government launched its national LGBT Action Plan to ensure the rights of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans citizens. In particular it revealed that “gay cure” therapies are still being offered in the UK, and that 19% of LGBT pupils get verbally harassed and insulted at school. Local organisation, The Proud Trust, has contributed to the action plan to tackle discrimination and has met with 10 Downing Street to explore ways all young people can receive inclusive and positive opportunities.

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Read Manchester – Read, enjoy, succeed

13 Jul 2018 - 09:26 by michelle.foster

Read Manchester is a campaign from Manchester City Council and the National Literacy Trust to promote reading and boost literacy throughout the city. Read Manchester

Read Manchester is delighted to be part of Bee in the City – a spectacular art event which will see a hundreds of giant bee sculptures on the streets in Manchester this summer.

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Health, Safety, Environment, Your Responsibilities

This workshop will look at your responsibilities when it comes to Health and Safety within your organisation. Ideal for new staff who have a Health and Safety role and for staff who simply would like a refresher.

Please note that this workshop is at an introductory level and will offer an overview of Health and Safety. This is not an accredited Health and Safety course.


9 October, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

ILM Award in Management of Volunteers

This course is for anyone working with volunteers who would like to gain a qualification and recognition for their role as a co-ordinator, leader, supervisor or manager of volunteers.

The programme will be delivered over a four month period during September and December 2018, comprising of one workshop session and four on-line webinars.

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26 September, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00
The Gateway, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA11 1SR

Defeat Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying

Free training on how to cope with, overcome and tackle discrimination harassment and bullying using a combination of know-how and self confidence, embedded in the law and best practice.

Training delivered by Yasmin Zalzala from Empowerment Training - this training is for adults. People in support roles will find this training beneficial.

Free lunch at Northmoor Community Diner 12:00 - 12:30pm

18 July, 2018 - 10:00 to 14:00
Northmoor Community Centre, 95-97 Northmoor Road, Longsight, Manchester, M12 5RT
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