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Grants for voluntary and community groups to help prevent homelessness

20 Jul 2015 - 11:54 by michelle.foster

If you’re a voluntary or community group, specifically one that is pro-active in this field, you can apply for funding to tackle and prevent homelessness.

As part of its continued commitment to preventing homelessness, Manchester City Council is aiming to provide investment in 2015/16 through the Directorate for Children and Families Homelessness Prevention Grants programme.

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Spirit of Manchester Awards 2015 – get your nominations in by 3 July

16 Jun 2015 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

The Spirit of Manchester Awards is a series of awards celebrating and highlighting all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester’s voluntary and community sector. As well as providing recognition to the sector in these hard times, we want to raise the profile of the sector amongst the general public and encourage local giving and active citizenship.

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Working with Manchester Commissioners

7 Apr 2015 - 16:42 by Nigel Rose

Manchester City Council have  published their Market Position Statement for Care and Support 2015/16 and anyone with an interest in the future of care and support in Manchester should read it. Manchester's aim is "to forge a new relationship with its partners to benefit all who need care". The Market Position Statement describes the commissioning approach, the context for commissioning and some of the key issues that Manchester needs to address.

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Lifeshare are looking for Trustees

13 Mar 2015 - 11:43 by michelle.foster

Lifeshare was established in Manchester in 1985, and was originally set up to meet the needs of Manchester’s homeless. Lifeshare pioneered schemes for resettlement and rent guarantee to ensure stable accommodation for those in need, and initiated the sale of ‘The Big Issue’ in Manchester with a local supplement (now ‘The Big Issue in the North’).

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StreetSmart – funding for homeless organisations

4 Dec 2014 - 11:23 by michelle.foster

StreetSmart supports a wide range of homeless organisations, every penny raised in each city is spent only in that city.

The organisations funded by StreetSmart must work progressively with their client group. Successful applications receive support for projects aimed at helping the homeless to make a better life for themselves, focussing on mental and physical health, employability and sustainable independent living.

Grants are given to those who support people through the crucial stages in their progress from vagrant to valued community member.

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Help the Homeless Grants – next deadline 15 Dec 14

28 Nov 2014 - 10:47 by michelle.foster

Grants from Help the Homeless are available to small and medium-sized charitable organisations. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for the capital costs of projects.

All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offer shelter or other forms of sustenance.

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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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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.