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Christmas and New Year 2018 – services and support

20 Dec 2018 - 14:15 by michelle.foster

Macc Christmas and New Year closure information

Our offices will be closed from 4pm on Friday 21 December and will open in the New Year on Wednesday 2 January. The Macc team sends best wishes to all during this festive period and looks forward to working with you again next year.

Here you will find details of local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) services operating over the Christmas and New Year period, as well as details of Manchester City Councils services and local NHS services.
 

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The Christmas Dinner Project by Lemn Sissay MBE

14 Dec 2018 - 11:35 by michelle.foster

The Christmas Dinner Project started in Manchester in 2013 with one clear vision: that no care leaver will be alone on Christmas Day. It’s about local communities across the UK, coming together to put on dinners on Christmas Day for care leavers between 18 and 25.

Donations are welcome to the Lemn Sissay Foundation to support this vision.

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Tampon Tax Fund 2019-2020 funding round – apply by 20 January 2019

14 Dec 2018 - 11:29 by michelle.foster

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. Gov.uk

This funding round is inviting charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom to bid into one of four categories: violence against women and girls, female homelessness and rough sleeping, women in music, and a general programme.

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Pocket Parks Plus: supporting parks and public spaces where people can relax, exercise, socialise and play Grants Programme

14 Dec 2018 - 11:27 by michelle.foster

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is providing a £1 million fund to support the development of new pocket parks and to refurbish existing parks that have fallen into disrepair where their restoration could have a significant positive impact on the local community and address a specific local need. The Government is inviting applications from community groups interested establishing a new pocket park or refurbishing an existing park.

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VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2019-20: Children and Young People's Mental Health – apply by 15 February 2019

7 Dec 2018 - 11:46 by michelle.foster

A new fund has been announced by the government to support VCSE organisations that help children and young people with their mental health. Applications are invited from existing schemes to trial a new approach to helping children and young people with their mental health. Gov.uk

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‘Ageing Equally?’ – Call for research project proposals and support provider

7 Dec 2018 - 11:42 by michelle.foster

The ‘Ageing Equally?’ research project is focusing on what makes a good place in which to grow older for people who belong to minority communities. Research from the Ambition for Ageing programme has shown that marginalisation is linked to the risk of social isolation. Ambition for Ageing

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Apply for a free Grow Wild seed kits to grow wildflowers this Spring

7 Dec 2018 - 11:36 by michelle.foster

This coming spring Grow Wild are giving away free wildflower seed kits to groups who want to add a splash of colour to their area. The kits include wildflower seeds, a growing guide and resources for people to get their neighbours and group members involved in activity, and would work for both growing in containers (e.g. around a community centre or library) or in existing spaces (e.g. borders in a park or a community garden). Grow Wild

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