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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2020 – No Going Back

12 Aug 2020 - 11:56 by michelle.foster

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Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation?

Would you like to share a story of your new everyday activity, as part of the 2020 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?

We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 21-25 September.

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The National Lottery Community Fund commits £1.4 million to a new partnership with Global Fund for Children

10 Aug 2020 - 13:10 by michelle.foster

national lottery community fundThe National Lottery Community Fund has announced that it is committing £1.4 million to a new partnership with Global Fund for Children.

The investment will support the co-creation and delivery of the Phoenix Fund, a new black and ethnic minority-led fund, that will support communities and BAME leadership practice in England.

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Roots HR CIC - Managing a fair, small-scale redundancy process

Many organisations within the social sector may be considering restructuring or redundancies as part of their COVID-19 recovery plan. Roots HR CIC are offering a free webinar to guide you through a fair process.

Alison Smith, Director and Lead Consultant at Roots HR will set out when redundancy applies and will guide you through a fair, small-scale redundancy process including preparation, briefing and consulting employees; selection; notice and dismissal; redundancy pay and employee rights. 

20 August, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

NCVO - Case for support workshop

With all of our organisations affected by coronavirus in some way, now is a great time to review your case for support, ensuring that you’re articulating your purpose and the (possibly new or exacerbated) social issues that you’re tackling. If you find yourself reinventing the wheel and writing similar but different information for high value funding proposals over and over again, this is the session for you.

19 August, 2020 - 10:00 to 15:00

NCVO - Introduction to Trusted Charity Workshop

Do you want to strengthen governance, better manage risk, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your charity? The Trusted Charity quality standards will help you achieve all of this and more. Find out more about the standards at our free introductory workshop.


20 October, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:30

NCVO: Charity Trustee Induction and Refresher

This course will give an overview and understanding of charity governance, regulation and best practice. These sessions offer unique networking opportunities with other trustees and access to our knowledgeable expert trainers.

Session 1: Role and responsibilities of trustees | Tuesday 27 October 
Session 2: Achieving good governance | Thursday 29 October

By the end of the course you will:

27 October, 2020 - 10:00 to 29 October, 2020 - 12:45

NCVO - Funding strategy and diversification post Covid-19

This online course will help you understand and analyse the current funding situation of your organisation and teach you how to plan for the future. We’ll use key strategic tools, a funding strategy template (that you’ll adapt and tailor) and help you consider various sources of funding that are most suitable for your organisation including looking at diversification.

By the end of the day you will:

22 September, 2020 - 10:00 to 15:00
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