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Charities offered free business advice matching service

7 Mar 2013 - 13:18 by michelle.foster

Business coaching consultants Tinder-Box are inviting charities and social enterprises to be matched with businesses that will work with them for free to share skills and solve problems.

Tinder-Box's Enterprise programme is available to not-for-profit organisations that have a specific business challenge that they need help with. There is no charge to the charities and social enterprises selected. It is designed to bring business leaders and third sector organisations together to share skills and experience and solve real issues.

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Santander Social Enterprise Training Fund

7 Mar 2013 - 12:32 by michelle.foster

As part of Santander’s strategic investment to support social enterprise they have launched a Social Enterprise Training Fund

The aim is to support social enterprises to access training to specifically support organisational growth.

Some examples of training or information sessions that may be considered include (not exhaustive):
• Business planning
• Marketing & PR
• Administrative processes
• Finance management
• Commissioning/bid writing

Timescales: Training sessions/workshops need to be accessed by 30th June 2013

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Join the Macc Board of Trustees

5 Mar 2013 - 17:32 by michelle.foster

Passionate about Manchester?
Want to help local charities make a difference in the city?

Macc is looking for committed and caring people to get involved in shaping the future of our work to support and develop a thriving voluntary, community and faith sector in Manchester. Our role includes:

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The Big Tree Plant funding scheme

27 Feb 2013 - 10:29 by michelle.foster

The main aim of The Big Tree Plant funding scheme is to encourage and support community groups to plant trees in neighbourhoods where people live and work.

The Forestry Commission want to help improve the quality of life of those living in England’s towns, cities and residential areas by making neighbourhoods more attractive, healthy places to live; especially in areas of greatest deprivation and/or where there is little greenery.

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Grants now available for community enterprises

22 Feb 2013 - 10:01 by michelle.foster

Are you concerned about the threat of closure of your local pub or post office for example, then why not take it over? Do you think you are better placed to run a local service currently run by your local authority, then why not investigate the possibility of delivering it yourself?

There are Pre-Feasibility Grants available for amounts of up to £10,000 for organisations to build internal capacity to help them to compete to deliver public services and/or own and manage assets.

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Cheetham Communities First Funding – Deadline 28 Feb

11 Feb 2013 - 09:29 by michelle.foster

Your second opportunity to apply for funding from the Cheetham Community First programme will run from the 11 February 2013, with all applications to be received by midday on 28 February 2013.

This is a matched funding programme, which means that every £1 provided in funding must be matched by a similar amount of in-kind donations (this means donations of cash, services, free products or volunteer time). The fund is to assist not for profit, voluntary and community groups to develop exciting projects which meet Cheetham’s ward priorities.

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Let Us Pay For Your Training

7 Feb 2013 - 13:32 by cheryl.mcalister

GMYN is offering funding through the East Manchester Ending Youth Violence bursary programme for staff or volunteers from voluntary, community and faith organisations to attend training, conferences and events which will increase their ability to support young people engaged in/at risk of being engaged in violent activity.

The training or events may directly address issues of youth violence and working with young people involved in gangs or violence, but could also a range of other issues identified as key risk factors for young people, such as:

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