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The Seed Fund

20 Jan 2011 - 09:58 by michelle.foster

The Seed Fund is open to locally based community and voluntary groups who seek to improve the circumstances of people living in economically or socially excluded areas. Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

If you have a new idea to help others in your community you may be able to access funding to help you achieve your goal.

Priority will be given to new and emerging groups who have been in existence for less than 12 months and / or has an income of less than £5,000.

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Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts

20 Jan 2011 - 09:58 by michelle.foster

The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts is seeking partner organisations to develop the 2011 Start Programme.

Start provides primary and secondary school students who might never otherwise have the chance, the opporunity to engage with the arts. At the heart of Start is the desire to make cultural venues accessible for a new generation.

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Barrier Busting Service

13 Jan 2011 - 16:31 by michelle.foster

A new service has launched to help volunteers, community groups and social enterprises overcome bureaucracy and get things done in their neighbourhood.

The new Barrier Busting Service has been announced by Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark and will ensure that councils, community groups, local institutions and individuals who need central government help to get rid of barriers, will be able to submit a request through the website.

Many people have great ideas about how they could make their neighbourhood a better place to live.

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Whalley Range U Decide 2011

13 Jan 2011 - 16:30 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council have money to invest in the Whalley Range area to support projects that will benefit the local community.

Only one application per group can be submitted, with a maximum value of £1,200per application. All project ideas must benefit the Whalley Range Ward. Projects will be voted on by Whalley Range Ward residents at the “U Decide Event” on Thursday 17 March at 6.00pm at the British Muslim Heritage Centre, College Road. Whalley Range Residents are encourage to come along and vote.

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National Lottery Awards 2011

13 Jan 2011 - 16:29 by michelle.foster

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects. The awards recognise the difference these projects have made to people, places and communities across the UK and celebrate the talent, hard work and dedication of those involved in their running.

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Volunteer Day in Platt Fields

12 Jan 2011 - 16:24 by michelle.foster

Date & Time: Sunday 16 January 2011, 13:00 – 16:00
Venue: Lakeside Centre, Platt Fields, Manchester

This month (weather permitting) the group will be:
• rebuilding the fence in veg patch with cut willow and wire
• cementing the brick cold frames in back yard at the Lakeside Centre
• repainting yellow arrows and green posts for peace Mile
• planting out garlic and starting seeds for the Dig for Victory Garden
• planting out gooseberry and currant bushes in Fruit Garden

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Meet the Team

Read all about the team members at Manchester Community Central
The team at Manchester Central have together gained a wealth of experience in the voluntary and community sector, read all about the team members at Manchester Community Central

Team photo or individual photos or pictures of just the Programme Manager, Training Co-ordinator and BICs? 

The Giving Green Paper, Consultation & Manchester Community Central Briefing Note

10 Jan 2011 - 14:05 by michelle.foster

The Cabinet Office has published the Government's initial ideas for building a stronger culture of giving time and money. The ideas aim to start a national debate on our society’s attitudes to giving.

To read the Manchester Community Central Briefing Note on the Giving Green Paper click here.

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The Co-operative Membership Community Fund

7 Jan 2011 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

The Co-operative Membership Community Fund awards grants between £100 and £2,000 to local groups for community projects all year round. Community groups, self help groups, voluntary groups and community charities (or local branches of national charities) are all eligible to apply.

To be successful groups must carry out positive work in the community and projects must address a community issue, provide a good long-term benefit to the community, support co-operative values and principles and ideally be innovative in its approach.

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