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All Capacity Building

Building Management & Compliance, Your Responsibilities

This workshop is ideal for anyone who has the responsibility of running or looking after a community building. The session will give an introduction to what building management is, key considerations and ensuring that you are compliant with law and regulations.

This session is aimed at members of voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations who run a building and will cover:

10 October, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
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Health, Safety, Environment, Your Responsibilities

This workshop will look at your responsibilities when it comes to Health and Safety within your organisation. Ideal for new staff who have a Health and Safety role and for staff who simply would like a refresher.

Please note that this workshop is at an introductory level and will offer an overview of Health and Safety. This is not an accredited Health and Safety course.


9 October, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Digital Skills Masterclass: Manchester

In a rapidly evolving digital world, there is increased need for charities to enhance their digital communications knowledge and implement a digital strategy which will help them to reach new supporters and deliver successful online campaigns. However, when resources and budgets are stretched, this can prove difficult for many charities.

On 19 October, join Media Trust, with support from Google Digital Garage, along with a host of like-minded charities, community groups and experts for a unique masterclass dedicated to developing your digital marketing knowledge.

19 October, 2018 - 09:30 to 14:30
Google Digital Garage, 39-43 King Street, Manchester, M2 7AT
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Mindfulness for stress

We all know what it feels like to feel stressed from time to time. Long-term or chronic stress however, can impact on both our physical and mental health and it’s on the increase. Research suggests that mindfulness meditation can be a helpful way to help people manage and reduce the impacts of stress and anxiety in daily life. Manchester Mind’s 8 week Mindfulness for Stress course will teach you a variety of mindfulness meditations that you can put into practice immediately, helping you develop greater resilience and better manage stress.

11 September, 2018 - 16:30 to 18:30
Zion Community Centre, 339 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 4ZY
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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2019

6 Jul 2018 - 09:55 by michelle.foster

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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DSC Social Change Awards 2018 – Nominations now open

6 Jul 2018 - 09:53 by michelle.foster

DSC Social Change Awards celebrate the passionate individuals and effective organisations committed to making a positive impact on society. DSC Social Change Awards

The Social Change Awards are for all those working to achieve a positive change in society – individuals, charities, community groups, companies, public bodies.

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Manchester Safeguarding Boards e-Bulletin 1 July 2018

6 Jul 2018 - 09:50 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Safeguarding Boards (MSB) comprises the Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB) and the Manchester Safeguarding Children Boards (MSCB). The Boards share an Independent Chair, Julia Stephens-Row; and are supported by the MSB Business Unit. Manchester Safeguarding Boards

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Train the Trainer: Develop Young People as Peer Supporters

This training is suitable for workers who work with children and young people of a variety of ages in a variety of settings.

Train the Trainer: Developing Young People as Peer Supporters will provide you with the framework to train the young people you work with to support one another effectively, whether you’re interested in delivering a structured peer-support programme or simply developing peer support skills within an existing group setting.

You will gain resources and understanding to deliver the following activities with young people:

19 July, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
GMYN, 27 Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FZ

Community Safety Funding grants programme – apply by 6 August 2018, 12noon

3 Jul 2018 - 12:53 by michelle.foster

Manchester’s Community Safety Partnership has funding available from the Mayor’s Office to deliver the Police and Crime Plan.  The funding is available to support Community, voluntary and faith groups to fund activities to help support their local communities to feel safer, become more connected and to help create stronger communities that are working together to respond effectively and appropriately to maintain the safety of residents.

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