The Nationwide Building Society Community Grants programme is now open for applications. Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to make a change in your local area. The applications will be reviewed and voted on by a regional Community Board, made up of Nationwide members, colleagues and local housing charities. And it’s more than just money, the funded projects will also get community and volunteering support.
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The Office for Civil Society has launched a Digital Leadership Fund, with the goal of improving skills among charity Chief Executives, trustees and senior teams, by scaling a number of existing digital leadership training programmes that already support leaders in the social sector.
We Stand Together has recently been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund through the Awards for All grant programme for a ‘Advancing #WeStandTogether’ initiative.
Manchester Mind are currently looking to recruit up to 3 new Trustees to their Board.
There has never been a greater focus on mental health, which is clearly highlighting the demand for services that can effectively enable people to deal with their mental health issues. At least one in four people are affected by poor mental health and the wider economic cost in Greater Manchester (GM) is expected to reach £3.5bn by 2021.
Mynshull’s Education Foundation are looking to recruit new trustees to its Board. Mynshull’s Educational Foundation is an old Manchester Charity. Thomas Mynshull was a 17th century Quaker who left a legacy in his will to “apprentice poor boys into trade”.
On 14 November in Manchester, arts organisation Made by Mortals, premiered their new piece of community theatre ‘Ears Against Loneliness’. Professional and participatory artists performed together to shed light on the loneliness epidemic currently sweeping the UK. Alongside this, the #EarsAgainstLoneliness social media campaign is asking the public to ‘tweet your ear’ and has also begun to have an impact.
TechOver is an interactive careers fair that aims to introduce local schools and colleges in North Manchester to digital technology and how it shapes the modern workplace. It will offer them a chance to experience how new technology can improve and reimagine existing jobs, as well as create new ones.
Are you a patient, carer, partner or family member with experience of cancer? Do you live in Manchester or have a GP in the city?
The Manchester Macmillan Local Authority Partnership are looking for people across the city to take part in the Manchester Macmillan Local Authority Partnership Programme – or the MMLAP for short. The plan is to make long-term changes that will help people affected by cancer get the support they need in the community.
In the latest newsletter from Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) is an article by GM Mayor, Andy Burnham about A Bed Every Night. GMPA also report on the activities across Greater Manchester during Living Wage Week.
Trafford Housing Trust share a first year celebration of their Social Investment Fund and Enabling Homes introduces themselves. There are also a number of events coming up.
Are you already politically active? Do you have experience of campaigning, activism or making a change? Are you an elected official who could provide a work shadowing experience? Do you want to learn about disabled suffragettes and other role models, through events and activities?