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New Minister for the Cabinet Office

13 May 2010 - 13:22 by michelle.foster

As Prime Minister David Cameron puts the finishing touches to his coalition government, changes have already started to take place across government departments.

Francis Maude has been appointed as Minister for the Cabinet Office and the department has assumed responsibility for all functions administered by the Office of the Third Sector (OTS).

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Live UnLtd – Now Open to Applications

12 May 2010 - 12:02 by michelle.foster

Live UnLtd is a programme launching with £5 million of resources for young people, part-funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the Millennium Awards Trust.

The programme aims to help young people between the ages of 11 and 25 in England turn their innovative projects ideas into reality.

Those working in music, sport, arts or traditional business may be assisted to "change the world around them for the better".

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Arrest Referral Helpline Team Volunteers Wanted

11 May 2010 - 12:29 by michelle.foster

The Arrest Referral Helpline Team are looking to recruit volunteers who want to gain experience in a fast paced, action packed office and influence social policy.

The Arrest Referral Helpline Team supports the families of offenders who without doubt serve a sentence with their loved one, outside the prison.

They can offer hours to suit all.

For further information and to apply, contact 0161 795 2693, or email: mbenitez@partnersofprisoners.co.uk.

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Grassroots Grants Funding

7 May 2010 - 14:54 by Sam Borrett

Grants are still available to volunteer-led community groups in
Manchester and there is £190,000 available to allocate.

Grassroots grants is a funding pot for voluntary led community groups that are over 12 months old and have financial income of less than £30,000 per annum.

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Work for yourself with the Prince's Trust

6 May 2010 - 10:55 by Sam Borrett


The Prince’s Trust - Enterprise Programme funded by Manchester City Council offers pre and post start up guidance and support to help you start your own business.

The programme is designed for City of Manchester residents between 18 and 30 who are either long term unemployed, have few or no qualifications, been in care or in trouble with the Police.

The programme includes a 4 day Exploring Enterprise Course which will help you decide if working for yourself is right for you.

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Mentors Required

30 Apr 2010 - 15:38 by michelle.foster

Salford Foundation is currently looking to recruit volunteer mentors from local industry, colleges and the community to participate in the ACHIEVE project which will be delivered across Greater Manchester.

The project aims to provide female offenders with a mentor who will offer support and guidance to aid the client to overcome their specific barriers and move them toward training and employment opportunities.

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority publishes final scheme

29 Apr 2010 - 15:48 by michelle.foster

All 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester have agreed to submit a scheme to the Government for the creation of a new sub-regional authority.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority would be established to co-ordinate transport, regeneration and economic development functions for the whole of Greater Manchester. This new authority would work with the Government to manage the new devolved powers as part of the pilot city region agreement which was signed last December by the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities' (AGMA) leaders and the regional minister.

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Community Task Force

29 Apr 2010 - 15:47 by michelle.foster

Community Task Force (CTF) started on Monday 26 April and affects all 18-24 year olds who have been unemployed for 6 months. It is now mandatory that all individuals fulfill a 13 week programme for work experience within a not for profit organisation.

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The Charity Time Awards

29 Apr 2010 - 15:46 by michelle.foster

The Charity Times Awards are designed to recognise and reward excellence in the management and co-ordination of all charitable activities. This aim is enforced by the make-up of the judging panel, which represents the leading figures in the UK charity sector, and thus ensures the highest possible standards are set for the most prestigious awards ceremony in the charity calendar.

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