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Relate launches new counselling service for Greater Manchester

26 Oct 2018 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

Relate is launching a new service in Greater Manchester for people experiencing problems in their relationships, and relationship counselling is now available at new locations in central Manchester, Sale, Stockport, and Wigan. The leading relationship charity experienced a peak in calls last month (a 51% increase on a typical month) from people whose relationships reached crisis point over the summer, and this half-term is encouraging  anyone facing difficulties in their relationships to seek support .

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GMPA: Mapping local child and family poverty strategies

26 Oct 2018 - 10:53 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) have launched: Mapping local child and family poverty strategies a new resource that maps local child and family poverty strategies across England. The aim is to support local authorities and their partners, to identify best practice and to understand the approaches to tackling poverty being taken in different parts of the country. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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A consultation on Greater Manchester's Cultural Strategy

26 Oct 2018 - 10:48 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester will be the best place in the world to create, participate in and engage with culture and heritage. Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Greater Manchester is known around the world for its significant contribution to culture.

The proposals, outlined in this draft strategy will be to maintain and further develop the region’s cultural offer.

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Public sector funding of VCSE organisations in Greater Manchester

26 Oct 2018 - 10:45 by michelle.foster

In May 2017 the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector. The MoU contains a set of principles to enable the VCSE sector to play an important role in Health and Social Care devolution in Greater Manchester (GM). Some of these principles are aimed at encouraging public sector commissioners to increase the level of funding into the VCSE sector across GM.

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Free Bursaries for Launch of FSI E-Learning Programme

26 Oct 2018 - 10:43 by michelle.foster

The FSI is always looking for ways to support their members as effectively as possible and ensure that the learning options are varied, so that all small charities are able to choose from a menu of services that best meets their needs. the FSI

Building on their successful webinar series, the FSI are now launching their first ever fully-online training course in Developing Your Fundraising Strategy, supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation.

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#iwillWeek 2018

26 Oct 2018 - 10:39 by michelle.foster

This 12-16 November #iwill are calling for campaign partners to further empower and celebrate the stories of young people by enabling them to describe the impact they’re having on the communities and causes they care so much about. #iwill

It’s know that when young people take part in social action, everyone benefits. And #iwill want young people to have the chance to take part in meaningful social action – building a habit for life.

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50 for Free: Free stays in historic buildings for charities and non-profits

26 Oct 2018 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

50 for Free is back for its sixth year in a row. Once again, the Landmark Trust are offering 50 free, self-catering breaks in their amazing historic buildings to charities and non-profit organisations for their nominees in March 2019, absolutely free. That’s 50 short breaks in some of their most treasured Landmarks across England, Scotland and Wales going directly to those who most need a break. The Landmark Trust

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Charity Tech Survey

26 Oct 2018 - 10:36 by michelle.foster

Institute for Voluntary Action Research are giving away eight £50 gift cards and a free 30-minute digital consultation for participants of a survey exploring how the use of technology could help smaller voluntary organisations to address challenges they face in the delivery of their services. IVAR and CAST

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Residents with some mental health conditions could get council tax reductions

26 Oct 2018 - 10:26 by michelle.foster

Manchester residents with some mental-health-related conditions could be eligible for a reduction of up to 100% on their council tax. Manchester City Council

This could apply to people diagnosed with a permanent condition, including the effects of a stroke, dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and other mental health conditions.

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Centrepoint Sleep Out Manchester

19 Oct 2018 - 16:09 by michelle.foster

This year's Sleep Out Manchester will take place at the incredible Victoria Baths on Thursday 29 November 2018. Join Centrepoint to help break the cycle of homelessness in Manchester. Centrepoint

Centrepoint are asking you to swap your bed for a sleeping bag for just one night, and take to the streets for homeless young people. This amazing challenge raises funds and awareness of youth homelessness.

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