Dr Sharon Mcdonnell, is leading a national suicide bereavement survey, conducted by the University of Manchester and Support After Suicide Partnership. Anyone, aged 18 and over, in the UK, who considers themselves bereaved or affected by suicide (including professionals e.g. police and ambulance staff etc.) who might be exposed to such deaths can participate. You will be asked to complete an online survey which will identify your experiences and needs, to help inform the developments of services for those bereaved by suicide in the future.
All Sector News
As part of an MSc dissertation, Lee Smorthit is looking for participants - marketing managers within the charity sector - to engage in an interview with.
Lee is primarily seeking to understand the role of digital marketing in the industry and the ways charities understand measurement specifically. The interview will look at themes such as impact factors, measurement tools used, motivations and the types of metrics that one employs. The optimal outcome will be a set of recommendations that can be adopted and implemented in order to address any prevailing issues within the sector.
A Greater Manchester hospital service review is currently taking place involving a team of doctors, patients and other healthcare staff from across the region to make children’s health care services the best they can be and to make them sustainable and affordable for the future.
In the latest Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) newsletter GMPA Director, Graham Whitham writes about the urgent need for a UK poverty strategy and they share Sarah’s story as part of their GMPA Beyond Poverty report.
Worrying results: over half of charities see property as a problem.
53% of charity survey respondents so far say that their property is preventing them from achieving their charitable objectives
58% experienced difficulties in obtaining property funding in the past 3 years.
Nurse. Construction Worker. Accountant. Mum. Business owner. Farmer. Dentist. Student - just some of the lives people led before they were forced to flee their home countries and become refugees. Lives defined by work, education or family.
If you live in Manchester, Salford or nearby and have lots of UK work experience - in any sector - you can apply to be a volunteer mentor to make a difference to refugees' employment prospects.
In Greater Manchester unemployment is 4.9%* compared to around 44%* for refugees.
Information for the bulletin is compiled from a number of sources including Grantfinder, GMCVO (Greater Manchester Council for Voluntary Organisations) and direct from funders themselves. It showcases just a few of the hundreds of funding opportunities available for local community, voluntary and faith organisations.
This bulletin is produced by a partnership of local support and development agencies across Greater Manchester.
The Woodward Charitable Trust primarily funds charitable organisations in the UK. If Woodward funds overseas projects it is usually via UK charities which can ensure that funds are being well used. Woodward favours charities which make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate.
The Forward Trust and Social Investment Business have launched the Forward Enterprise Fund. This will support enterprises and charities run by, or creating employment opportunities for, people with convictions and people in recovery from addiction. Successful applicants will receive a tailored mix of support to help grow their business. Repayable finance and grants for business support are available for start-ups with ideas they wish to develop through to established organisations, social enterprises and charities looking for investment to expand and grow.
Through the partnerships funding, the Big Lottery make grants over £10,000 for organisations who share responsibility and influence with others, who have a shared set of goals and values, and achieve their mission by starting with the bigger picture rather than just what their organisation can do on its own.