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Nominate a group for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

10 May 2019 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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Help spread the #MoreInCommon message

2 May 2019 - 12:08 by michelle.foster

The Great Get Together are asking you to pledge to get back together with someone or something in your community you’ve lost touch, argued with or are simply avoiding. And what better time than at The Great Get Together weekend on 21-23rd June. The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together also want to make as much noise on social media, in the news and where we live about the importance of kindness, respect and community.

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Media Trust Speedmatching

26 Apr 2019 - 10:10 by michelle.foster

Media Trust is a communications charity that believes in the power of media to change lives. As a charity, they work in partnership with the creative and media industry to give marginalised groups a stronger voice. Media Trust do this by promoting skills-based volunteering, empowering young people from diverse backgrounds to work in media and encouraging a constructive dialogue and collaboration between the charity and media sectors. Media Trust

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Volunteering in later life

18 Apr 2019 - 13:48 by aleena.khan

Victoria and I attended an Ambition for Ageing seminar yesterday by Kate Jopling where she presented the findings from a recent publication ‘Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering: Review of community contributions in later life' by the Centre for Aging Better in partnership with the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS).

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Auto Trader Community Fund – apply by 1 May 2019

18 Apr 2019 - 11:05 by michelle.foster

The Auto Trader Community Fund aims to encourage small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage people to get involved as volunteers and who just need a bit of financial help to be able to work with their community in the way they’d like. The Auto Trader Community Fund

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Chair of Trustees at Smart Works Greater Manchester

18 Apr 2019 - 10:59 by michelle.foster

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Chair of Trustees to lead the Smart Works Greater Manchester centre. Smart Works

Smart Works Greater Manchester opened in June 2015, the first Smart Works centre in England outside of London. Since then they have supported over 1200 women in need and over 67% have gone on to succeed at their job interviews, despite more than half having been unemployed for more than a year and 20% for over 5 years.

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