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Managing Money Better – Comic Relief’s New Older People's Programme

30 Jan 2012 - 15:49 by michelle.foster

The Managing Money Better grants programme will help older people cope with the challenges of this particularly harsh financial climate and the resultant exclusion and hardship it is causing.

This programme will be aimed at supporting older people (65+) to build their knowledge and skills to manage their money more effectively, ensure access to good, independent financial advice, guard against financial scams and abuse and cope better with cold homes.

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Newton Heath & Miles Platting Good Neighbours

27 Jan 2012 - 12:58 by michelle.foster

FC United are working alongside Manchester City Council, ZEST and Adactus Housing Association to run a Good Neighbours Scheme. The scheme is staffed by police checked volunteers.

The volunteers will visit an older person who may be struggling with day to day tasks. They can visit once a week to help out with whatever is required, such as helping with a visit to the shops or the post office, help with simple shopping or DIY or just to come around for a brew and a chat.

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Big Lottery Discussion Paper

27 Jan 2012 - 12:57 by michelle.foster

The Big Lottery Fund has published a discussion paper, Building Capabilities for impact and legacy, about its new £20m infrastructure programme which will complement the Transforming Local Infrastructure fund. This discussion paper is for voluntary sector and social enterprise managers working in both frontline and infrastructure support and development organisations.

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Community or club to win £1000 to lead UK's switch-off for Earth Hour

27 Jan 2012 - 12:36 by michelle.foster

WWF is running a nationwide competition to find one community which will be given the honour of leading the Earth Hour switch-off in the UK. The winning community will win a £1,000 grant to make sure that their ‘switched off’ event goes with a bang. Entries for the prize are being invited from schools, workplaces, streets, villages, pubs and clubs.

The annual event, which asks communities around the world to turn off their lights at home for just an hour, will take place on 31 March 2012.

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The Innovation and Sustainability Programme

27 Jan 2012 - 12:34 by michelle.foster

The Innovation and Sustainability Programme is part of CDC's work as Strategic Partner to the Department for Education. The programme is intended to support the development of capacity building and sustainability across the voluntary and community sector.

In the programme CDC is supporting up to 19 projects totaling £180,000, made up of: Seven projects of £5,000 Seven projects of £10,000 Five projects of £15,000 CDC is asking for applications from not-for-profit organisations for the above grants.

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Stroke Association Groups

26 Jan 2012 - 14:16 by michelle.foster

The Stroke Association is working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.

They are providing the following programmes which are designed for anyone who has had a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or people affected by stroke and their carers.

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Steven Gerrard Foundation Grants

26 Jan 2012 - 12:27 by michelle.foster

Steven Gerrard set up the Steven Gerrard Foundation (SGF) in February 2011. With the aim to generate as much money as possible to provide additional funding for a range of children's charitable organisations and projects.

SGF is supported by the Consortium for Street Children whose expertise will ensure the Foundation is managed effectively, guaranteeing that the money raised will make a real difference to the lives of children across a range of deserving charities.

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Macmillan Community Cancer Awareness Project

26 Jan 2012 - 09:51 by michelle.foster

Volunteers are being sought to take part in an exciting new project which aims to encourage people to get checked early if they think they have cancer.

The three-year project, run by Macmillan Cancer Support and The Christie, aims to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast, bowel and lung cancer so people are diagnosed and treated sooner.

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Vetting & Barring Scheme and Criminal Records Regime Review recommendations - Latest Update

25 Jan 2012 - 09:53 by michelle.foster

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 sets out a framework for the scope and operation of the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS). Following the reviews into both the Vetting & Barring Scheme and the Criminal Records Regime (CRR), the subsequent report recommendations which require legislation are included in the Protection of Freedoms Bill (PoF).

These Bill provisions scale back the scheme, in particular, through the abolition of the registration and monitoring requirements, and the reduction in the range of posts to which barring arrangements apply.

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