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Consultation on Adult Voluntary and Community Sector Commissioning

12 Sep 2013 - 15:01 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is shortly intending to put out to competitive tender the following services:
1. Advocacy Services
2. Carer Support Services
3. Employment Support Services
4. Dementia Support Services

Further information is available here

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Match funding for community projects – get your applications in now for festive activities

12 Sep 2013 - 13:49 by michelle.foster

Community First funding is available in several wards across Manchester. You can apply for £250- £2500. Decisions are made by a local panel. Each panel has set local priorities for their area.

You can find out more about these priorities by contact Manchester Community Central on 0333 321 3021 or by checking the website: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org

How to apply
Identify a project that meets the priorities

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PRS for Music and PPL help organisations to get the legal permission they need to play copyright music

12 Sep 2013 - 13:43 by michelle.foster

In January 2012, both PRS for Music and PPL introduced joint licensing for community buildings run by voluntary organisations.

In response to the feedback received, they have commissioned a survey in order to see if the current tariff is representative of the usage of music within community buildings, and therefore ensure that their tariffs are fair and simple for licensees.

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Big Give Christmas Challenge 2013 – For Charities

6 Sep 2013 - 09:50 by michelle.foster

The Big Give runs annual Christmas Challenges where you can have your donation matched, making your support go even further.

The Christmas Challenge is proven to help charities increase voluntary income, recruit new donors and re-engage with lapsed donors, leading to a more secure and brighter future.

The Big Give is delighted to announce that the Cabinet Office will be supporting the 2013 Big Give Christmas Challenge with a generous grant of £250,000.

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LocalGiving's Grow Your Tenner 2013 campaign to run in October

30 Aug 2013 - 13:07 by michelle.foster

Localgiving.com, the online giving site for small, local charities and community groups, is to run its Grow Your Tenner campaign again in October.

Eligible charities in England using the Localgiving.com platform will be able to have donations up to £10 matched from a total of £500,000 from the Cabinet Office. When £500,000 has been matched and turned into £1 million, the campaign will end.

The campaign begins at 10am on 15 October 2013.

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Spirit of Manchester Awards shortlist announced

27 Aug 2013 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

The judges, including the Lord Mayor of Manchester, have now met and decided on the shortlisted candidates for the first Spirit of Manchester Award! The nominations reflected all the exciting and diverse work happening in Manchester's voluntary and community sector. We will be making films of all the shortlisted applicants which will be voted on at the awards ceremony to determine the winner.

We are excited that the awards will be presented at the new NOMA building, thank you to the Co-operative who kindly donated the room.

Shortlisted organisations

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BBC Performing Arts Fund - Community Theatre

22 Aug 2013 - 11:43 by michelle.foster

The Community Theatre scheme aims to support the development of not for profit community theatre groups the length and breadth of the UK.

Grants awarded through this scheme will allow groups to carry out training, attract new audiences, encourage new members and raise their profile in their communities. Through the Fund the BBC wants to encourage groups to take on more challenging projects through commissions and encouraging collaboration with professional theatre makers and other local organisations.

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Whalley Range Community First Funding

19 Aug 2013 - 15:43 by michelle.foster

New and existing community groups who live in Whalley Range can apply for funding for projects that will benefit the area.

Whalley Range has received some Government money to invest in the area.
The Whalley Range Community First Panel can recommend applications to the CDF from local groups who meet the criteria below.

Applications for £250 - £1000 can be submitted.

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Equity Foundation grants - £250K Boost for Local Communties

19 Aug 2013 - 14:19 by michelle.foster

Equity Housing Group wants to hear from community projects in need of funding and support.

The Group launched the Equity Foundation in January to create employment and skills development opportunities and to promote better health. It’s already invested £150,000 in helping 47 new and established charities and projects to make a difference to peoples’ lives and communities. These include employment training centres, sports and leisure clubs and a range of activities for younger, older and disabled members of the community.

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On the Spot - New Training Opportunity from MACC

15 Aug 2013 - 17:52 by Nigel Rose

There is a move by some commissioners to purchase health and welfare services through “spot” purchasing rather than “block contracts”, using “investment frameworks” and “shopping websites for personal care”. Payments are made for each client or group of clients worked with.

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