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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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Manchester Pride Community Events Fund

1 Feb 2010 - 12:03 by michelle.foster

Manchester Pride are offering funds to support LGBT fringe and community events over the Manchester Pride Festival.

Manchester Pride would like to welcome all people to take part in the celebrations by holding an event over the 2010 festival. The Manchester Pride Community Events Fund has therefore come about to support this with grants of up to £500 that are available.

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Free support on equality and diversity issues

1 Feb 2010 - 12:01 by michelle.foster

Voluntary and community organisations seeking help with their equality and diversity policies can obtain free support from ACAS.

As a result of sponsorship from the North West Development Agency, ACAS’s Equality and Diversity team is able to offer the support, free of charge, to organisations in the North West that want to develop policies, procedures and practices that promote equality of opportunity, fairness and dignity for all.

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Consultants to persuade councils to use Compact

1 Feb 2010 - 11:58 by michelle.foster

The Commission for the Compact has hired consultants to try to persuade local authorities of the business benefits of supporting the Compact.

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has been commissioned to carry out research to identify the economic and social benefits of applying Compact principles.
A new version of the Compact, which outlines how the voluntary and public sectors should behave towards each other, was published last month.

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