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All Capacity Building

Social Investment - Is it right for you?

Social investment is the use of repayable finance to achieve a social as well as a financial return and is seen as an alternative option explored by charities and social enterprises as a way of financing their work.

Investors will expect their money back but are also interested in the social impact created by the work that you are doing.

12 March, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Webinar - Financial Skills for Small Social Enterprises

This programme is funded by Santander UK plc and is managed and delivered by SEUK and CFG.

This programme aims to support smaller social enterprises, with a turnover of below £1m, who have a successful business model but may have capacity issues and a lack of financial resilience. The programme will help to enhance financial skills and knowledge which will enable your business to grow and be sustainable. 

25 January, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00
Online - webinar

Infrastructure Co-design Session Information

18 Jan 2019 - 11:44 by michelle.foster

Many of you will already be aware of and have participated in Manchester City Council (MCC) and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning’s (MHCC), joint review of their Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) infrastructure contracts held with Macc that took place earlier this year. The purpose of undertaking the joint review was to provide feedback on the existing services to inform the next steps and future infrastructure contract.

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East Manchester Business Network

1 February, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:00

Aims of the East Manchester Business Network
• Bring together local East Manchester businesses with an interest in growing and prospering
• Provide practical business education and advice to network attendees
• Offer mutual support in the form of referred projects, work or clients
• Allow people to showcase their services to other network attendees
• Support business owners looking for member help and advice
• Encourage working relationships outside of the regular network meetings
• Raise awareness of local needs and worthy causes

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Gathering Stories

Stories stir the imagination and connect people and organisations to each other. They are a powerful tool to increase the profile of and engagement with your charity. 

If you would like to build on your existing skills and think about new ways to tell stories, this course is for you.

This course is aimed at anyone in a Manchester voluntary and community sector group who would like to increase their skills and use of storytelling in their work. This could mean telling the story of your service users, volunteers or your organisation.

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3 April, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Supporting Young People: Workplace Health and Wellbeing

The course:
Equip yourself with the tools and understanding required to promote good mental health in the workplace. Designed to help you negotiate legal frameworks and highlight best practice, this new course places a specific focus on the needs of young people in your workforce.

12 February, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:15
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

Bardsley Fund

11 Jan 2019 - 10:04 by michelle.foster

The idea behind the Bardsley Fund is to provide a positive, friendly and accessible approach to gaining much needed financial support for your group. Bardsley will enjoy seeing applications from family, generational and sports focused groups and projects. The Bardsley Fund aims to encourage and support grassroots community activity. This means small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage people to get involved as volunteers and who just need a bit of financial help to be able to work with their community in the way they’d like.

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