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Volunteers Needed at Image

1 Oct 2010 - 14:41 by michelle.foster

Image is a rapidly expanding Christian charity, based in central Manchester.

Their work is concentrated in three key areas:

1. A Pregnancy Helpline, providing pregnancy, post-abortion and child loss support
2. Training in pregnancy and post-abortion support.
3. Education and Prevention.

Their current work also involves supporting women in prison who have experienced child loss issues.

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The Compact is being renewed – have your say

30 Sep 2010 - 12:10 by michelle.foster

Following the recent announcement to renew the national Compact – the partnership agreement between government and the voluntary and community sector – Compact Voice is seeking views of the voluntary sector about the proposed draft text, and other related issues.

The outcome of this process will be a new Compact document and accountability mechanisms to support it, and will set the tone for the next few years of relations between the voluntary and public sectors in England.

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Be Proud 2010 Awards

30 Sep 2010 - 12:09 by michelle.foster

 The Be Proud 2010 Awards are now open for nominations.

These awards give people the opportunity to nominate anyone within their community who goes above and beyond the call of duty in their communities to make life better for others.

The categories are:
Manchester’s Got Talent
Sporting Achievement
Good Neighbour
Citizen of the Year
Contribution to the Environment
Young Citizen of the Year
Contribution to the Community
Respect Award
Contribution to the Community (Business)

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Community Waste Fund

30 Sep 2010 - 12:08 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) launches its new £60,000 community waste fund to support recycling and reuse projects in Greater Manchester.

The community and voluntary sector will benefit from the fund which will help to set up projects to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. The fund will encourage and empower local community groups and charities to become involved in shaping and delivering much needed initiatives in their community, to ultimately help local people and the environment.

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Grant funds available for a Greater Manchester organisation to work in partnership with Oxfam

30 Sep 2010 - 12:08 by michelle.foster

Women are half the world’s people, who do two-thirds of the world’s work, they earn one tenth of the world’s income and own one hundredth of the world’s property. Source: United Nations

Do you want to raise awareness of the value of women’s unpaid care work?
Do you work with local women in Greater Manchester?
Would you like to get creative and explore issues around women’s unpaid care work further?

Oxfam is looking to fund Greater Manchester based organisation to work with them on a new and exciting art project, £5000 is available.

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Comic Relief Older People's Programme

23 Sep 2010 - 11:43 by michelle.foster

Comic Relief's Older People's Programme aims to support older people in the UK to bring positive change to their communities, enabling them to contribute their time, energy and skills to those individuals who need it most.

Expressions of Interest are invited from community groups and organisations that are targeting their work at older people aged 65 and over.

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Youth in Focus

23 Sep 2010 - 11:42 by michelle.foster

Through Youth in Focus, the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is making up to £30 million available for projects in England that support vulnerable young people through difficult changes in their lives.

Most applications will be for between £500,000 and £1 million, however, BIG will consider applications for less than £500,000. BIG is also looking to award three grants of up to £1.5 million. These will be for England-wide projects that raise national awareness of the issues affecting the young people that Youth in Focus is targeting, share learning and inform policy and practice.

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NAVCA Tender Support Project

16 Sep 2010 - 10:06 by michelle.foster


The NAVCA Tender Support Project provides one-to-one specialist support to help prepare local social enterprises, voluntary organisations and community groups for contracting or producing high-quality tender submissions to deliver public services. The project can help you to improve the quality of your tenders and your chances of being successful.

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