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Do You Need Volunteers

1 Nov 2010 - 14:08 by cheryl.mcalister

Get Involved with Manchester Event Volunteers NOW!

Since 2002 Manchester Event Volunteers (MEV) has been working hard to recruit volunteers, promote volunteering opportunities and providing support for local community, regional and national events.

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NAVCA - Tender Support Project

1 Nov 2010 - 10:23 by cheryl.mcalister

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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Manchester City Council – Reviewing support to voluntary and community sector organisations

1 Nov 2010 - 08:55 by michelle.foster

As part of their ongoing commitment to improving capacity-building support provided to voluntary and community sector organisations in Manchester, Manchester City Council are seeking the views of the third sector on the range of support that should be provided.

They have prepared a short questionnaire using a survey website called Surveymonkey and would like to hear from as many community groups as possible.

Following this, an updated service outline will be circulated for public consultation.

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Manchester LINk North Manchester Hospital Task Group

28 Oct 2010 - 12:08 by michelle.foster


Are you a North Manchester Resident who accesses services at North Manchester General Hospital? If yes Manchester LINk want to hear from you.

The Manchester LINk is currently looking for people to join the LINk North Manchester Hospital Task group to help plan and steer the work of the campaign to improve services for those who use North Manchester General Hospital. Manchester LINk would also like to hear you experience whether it be good or bad.

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International Women's Day Grants

28 Oct 2010 - 09:03 by michelle.foster

Are you organising an event in recognition of International Women’s Day 2011?

Manchester City Council want to support projects that recognise the 100th birthday of International Women’s Day.

Manchester City Council are keen to promote projects that:
• Are innovative and engage a diverse range of women
• Involve different groups working in partnership
• Involve young women
• Celebrate the 100th birthday

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Sport England Sustainable Facilities Fund

28 Oct 2010 - 09:02 by michelle.foster

Sport England has announced that its Sustainable Facilities Fund will re-open for applications today. The Sustainable Facilities Fund invests National Lottery money into innovative projects capable of transforming the places where we play or take part in sport.

Facilities built in the public spending boom of the late seventies and early eighties are now ageing. And if Sport England is to create a world-leading community sport system, they need to be improved.

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The Co-operative Membership Community Fund

28 Oct 2010 - 09:01 by michelle.foster

The Co-operative Membership Community Fund helps local communities throughout the UK.

The scheme is funded by generous Co-operative members donating some or all of their share of profits, which is then given away in the form of small grants in their local communities. These members have already given millions of pounds away, and last year alone over £1 million was awarded to successful groups.

The grants scheme helps local communities throughout the UK. Grants of between £100 and £2,000 are available for positive work in the community.

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Out of body experiences, phantom limbs and development of virtual reality avatars

22 Oct 2010 - 11:51 by michelle.foster

Would your community group like to be involved in a project exploring these topics using science and art?

The British Science Association together with Tabletop Experiments and the University of Manchester are developing a funding bid for a project that considers the way the brain understands the body.

They are seeking informal expressions of interest from community groups in Greater Manchester who would be interested in participating in a one day workshop in 2011 exploring the way the brain understands what belongs to its body.

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Government promises £470m for sector capacity-building

21 Oct 2010 - 09:46 by michelle.foster

The government plans to spend £470m over the next four years building the capacity of the voluntary sector to deliver the Big Society, it announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review on Wednesday.

Within this allocation will be a one-year, £100m transition fund to help voluntary sector groups adjust to new public spending budgets.

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