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Big Lottery Fund programme offers short-term funding

17 Feb 2010 - 10:07 by michelle.foster

The Big Lottery Fund (BLF) has announced a new funding programme that will allow voluntary organisations to apply for grants of up to £40,000 a year until 2015.

The fund is a new strand of the BLF's Reaching Communities programme, which is worth £500m. It is designed to support charities that want shorter-term, smaller-scale grants than those available through the existing Reaching Communities scheme.

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Community Task Force

17 Feb 2010 - 10:05 by michelle.foster

Inspired Sisters have just been awarded a new contract in partnership with TNG to deliver Community Task Force in Manchester.

Community Task Force (CTF) is part of the wider Young Persons Guarantee available to all customers aged 18-24 who are approaching 12 months of their claim to Jobseeker's Allowance where a subsidised job or training are unsuitable or unavailable.

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Manchester LINk Logo Competition

17 Feb 2010 - 10:04 by michelle.foster

The Manchester LINk is currently running a competition to design a new logo for the LINk. The winning entry will receive £50 in vouchers, with second place receiving £25 and third place receiving £10.

Your design should be bold and distinctive, as well as saying something about what the LINk is and what we do. Your design can be done on paper or on computer.

Entries should be sent to Manchester LINk, Gaddum Centre, 6 Great Jackson Street, Manchester, M15 4AX, or email: manchesterlink@blackhealthagency.org.uk.

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Crime and Disorder Team Website relaunch

5 Feb 2010 - 16:00 by michelle.foster

To help reduce crime and communicate with residents the Crime and Disorder Team at Manchester City Council have re-launched their CDRP website, www.makingmanchestersafer.com.

On this website residents can find out:
• The latest crime and disorder news in Manchester
• The work being done in their neighbourhood to tackle crime
• Safety tips to avoid becoming a victim of crime
• How residents can get involved
• Useful crime and disorder contacts for their area

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Sport Relief Community Cash

3 Feb 2010 - 14:53 by michelle.foster

Sport Relief is distributing a £62,000 Community Cash fund raised through the charity to communities across Greater Manchester.

Community Cash grants of £500 to £1,000 are available to small organisations in Greater Manchester who are working to help local people living tough lives.

The groups that are eligible to apply for Community Cash are those that are working in a disadvantaged or deprived area within the local authority or to other Government boundary of Greater Manchester and small groups with an income of less than £50,000 (in the last year) run by local people.

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Comic Relief Sport for Change

1 Feb 2010 - 12:35 by michelle.foster

Comic Relief have developed this new programme to support a range of innovative projects that are using sport as a tool for making a real difference in the communities in which they are based.

The aim of this programme is to understand more about how sport can play a part in delivering positive change within the lives of individuals and communities, and to meet one or more of the outcomes listed below.

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The National Lottery Awards

1 Feb 2010 - 12:05 by michelle.foster

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects. Now in their seventh year, the Awards celebrate Lottery-funded projects large and small, from all over the UK. It's your chance to tell your story and celebrate the hard work, dedication and achievement of your Lottery-funded project.

You can enter your own Lottery-funded project for an award or you can them about a Lottery-funded project that you would like to nominate.

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Commissioning respite for young people with challenging behaviour with learning disabilities

1 Feb 2010 - 12:04 by michelle.foster

NHS Manchester are currently working in partnership with the Joint Commissioning Team, Learning Disability Services at Adult Social Care to gather information that will help inform them to commission respite provision for young people with challenging behaviour with a learning disability (age 16 years upwards).

They would like to hear your views and comments on what provision you think they should be providing.

They are happy to meet with service user groups or parent/carer forums directly to engage and listen to young people that may use your services.

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