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The Rob Ferguson Fund

15 Mar 2019 - 11:22 by michelle.foster

The Rob Ferguson fund is a programme that offers funds to individuals and groups working in MSV’s communities and neighbourhoods. This fund offers cash and direct support to initiatives that improve people's lives and the places where they live. All you need is a great idea that connects direct to Mosscare St Vincent’s customers: Mosscare St Vincent's

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Act for Change Fund

15 Mar 2019 - 11:18 by michelle.foster

Act for Change Fund: young people leading social action is a £3.6 million partnership for organisations supporting young people working for change. The Fund provides resources for young people to challenge social injustice, find ways of overcoming inequality and give voice to issues they are experiencing. Paul Hamlyn Foundation

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Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs

15 Mar 2019 - 11:17 by michelle.foster

For 25 years the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs has helped creatives bring their ideas to life. In 2019, the bank is working with MeWe360 to find the best young talent wanting to drive positive social impact through their creative enterprise. The Deutsche Bank Made for Good

The programme aims to enable and celebrate creative entrepreneurship for social good led by 18-30-year olds in the UK today.

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Greater Manchester launches Commission to support the development of the co-operative sector

15 Mar 2019 - 11:14 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester’s inaugural Co-operative Commission has issued a rallying call to keep driving the movement forward and help build a stronger, fairer city-region where new co-ops and social enterprises can thrive. Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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Manchester Metropolitan University Volunteer Awards

15 Mar 2019 - 11:03 by michelle.foster

Do you know an MMU student who is an absolute gem? The Union at Manchester Metropolitan University want to find out about MMU students who are outstanding volunteers in their local community. MMU Volunteer Awards

The Union are looking for students who have shown passion, excellence, collaboration and inclusivity.

Outstanding volunteers will be recognised at the annual Volunteering Awards in May.

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HOMEinspires - £1 theatre tickets, tours and more

15 Mar 2019 - 10:59 by michelle.foster

The Inspire scheme provides £1 tickets to theatre and cinema shows at HOME. HOME

These £1 tickets are available to people who wouldn't ordinarily be able to visit. It is available to charities, voluntary organisations and community groups within the Greater Manchester region.

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FAST are recruiting for Trustees

15 Mar 2019 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

FAST formed in 1993 and has developed since then to offer a wide range of community services and provision, including support groups and niche projects. FAST’s vision is for a local community where all residents live safe and healthy lives free from inequality. FAST are right on the high street in the heart of the community and have a well-established reputation. The Trustee Board is led by people who grew up in Cheetham Hill. FAST

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GMPA Newsletter – 13 March 2019

15 Mar 2019 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

After the successful launch of the GM Food Poverty Action Plan, there are a number of articles in the newsletter reporting on the event and the Plan. Over 50 pledges have already been made. Grater Manchester Poverty Action

There is also information about the joint IGAU and GMPA ‘From Poverty to Prosperity’ Conference on 2 April 2019 and a number of other events as well as information about two job opportunities. 

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My MS My Needs Survey 2019

15 Mar 2019 - 10:52 by michelle.foster

The MS Society have launched their third My MS My Needs survey. Fill it in and tell them what it’s like living with MS in the UK today.

My MS My Needs is one of the largest surveys of people affected by MS in the UK. It asks whether you are getting the treatments, services and support that you need.

By completing this you’ll help make sure that the work the MS Society does is focused on what’s most important.

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New campaign launched to help tens of thousands more Greater Manchester smokers to quit

13 Mar 2019 - 14:36 by michelle.foster

A major new campaign to encourage smokers in Greater Manchester to quit is to be launched on National No Smoking Day (13 March). 

The new ‘exsmoker’ campaign centres on the real life experiences of former smokers from across Greater Manchester, providing a positive message that you can stop smoking.

While reminding smokers of the serious health impacts of tobacco, the focus is more on the personal benefits of quitting, as experienced by these local residents.

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