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Manchester Day: ‘Going Global!’ Sunday 22 June 2014 - Call for applications to participate

10 Jan 2014 - 09:58 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council are calling for applications to be part of Manchester Day 2014. Now its 5th year Manchester Day 2014 will be even bigger, better and more spectacular!

This year’s theme is ‘Going Global!’. Manchester City Council are looking for community groups, volunteers, and organisations throughout the city to apply to be part of Manchester Day 2014 and work with them on the theme with energy, enthusiasm and commitment to turn all the ideas into an amazing day that stuns the crowds and fills the city centre on Sunday 22 June.

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Commission reissues warning to charities linked to business rates relief

8 Jan 2014 - 09:34 by michelle.foster

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, reissued an alert in May 2013 for charities about the risks when getting involved in arrangements to enter into tenancy agreements and take advantage of business rates relief.

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Age-friendly Manchester Small Grants Fund

7 Jan 2014 - 15:49 by michelle.foster

Do you have a project you'd like to get up and running in 2014? Are you looking for funding to continue running a group or activity for older people in your neighbourhood? The Age-friendly Manchester Small Grants fund provides small grants of up to £300 to projects that benefit older people living in the City of Manchester.

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Bid for funding to tackle food poverty

7 Jan 2014 - 12:46 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is inviting voluntary and other third sector groups to bid for a share of a new £250,000 fund which will combat food poverty in the city.

Manchester City Council has made the additional funding available under its Local Welfare Scheme to help the most vulnerable residents in crisis situations, for example the homeless or those fleeing violence or domestic abuse.

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Adult Learners Week - Nominations are now open

6 Jan 2014 - 12:47 by cheryl.mcalister

Adult Learners Week is a national celebration of lifelong learning which encompasses the ALW awards.

The awards celebrate the achievements of those who have made a significant difference to their lives through their learning journey.

If you know of an individual or organisation deserving of an award please visit: www.alw.org.uk/awards/2014 to make a nomination.

Deadline for submission is 5:00pm on 30 January 2014


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Donate to Nonprofits Through Facebook

19 Dec 2013 - 16:14 by michelle.foster

Facebook have started to roll out a new feature called Donate that lets people contribute directly to nonprofits through Facebook.

The Donate feature will appear beside Posts in News Feed shared by participating nonprofits and at the top of their Facebook Pages.

When people click "Donate Now" they can choose the amount, enter their payment information, and immediately donate to that cause. They also have the option to share the nonprofit’s post with their friends.

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Grow Wild funding – Create your own Grow Wild Community Site

19 Dec 2013 - 16:05 by michelle.foster

A Grow Wild community site is a place where local people use UK native plants to create a space for everyone to enjoy.

Grow Wild are awarding £500 to £5,000 for each Grow Wild community site.

At the moment, your Grow Wild site might be an unloved, neglected and rundown area that you’d like to reclaim for the local community. You just need to tell Grow Wild how you want to turn it into an inspiring space for everyone.

With the funding, people from all over the UK will create stunning sites that everyone will love and use.

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Tesco Charity Trust Larger Grants

19 Dec 2013 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

The Tesco Charity Trust offers grants of between £4000 and £25,000 to charities working around their stores, and in the countries they source from. Tesco prioritise applications in the areas of children’s education and welfare, those with disabilities and the elderly.

Tesco Charity are now accepting applications for the January 2014 round of Larger Grants.

The Tesco Charity Trust considers requests for funding from charities working with:
• Children’s welfare and education
• Elderly people’s welfare
• Adults and children with disabilities

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Funded training programme

19 Dec 2013 - 11:47 by cheryl.mcalister

The Training Brokers have recently been granted funding to work with small businesses and charities in the Greater Manchester area to deliver fully funded vocational training to staff and volunteers working over 8 hours per week.
The training will consist of portfolio completion, observation and assessment; this will be done entirely at the workplace and one of our trained assessors will make regular visits to staff whilst they are working.
We offer several vocational training courses including:

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What you know, what you should know and what you don't know about being a trustee

16 Dec 2013 - 15:26 by sarah.whitelegg

To mark Trustees Week, November 2013, the Capacity building team at Macc invited trustees of Manchester charities to attend a free seminar, delivered by Moira Protani, Partner and Head of the Charities Department at Wilsons Solicitors LLP. The session was a great opportunity for existing trustees to revisit their responsibilities and check any gaps in their knowledge -it can be difficult to know what you don’t know!- and a great introduction for new trustees.

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