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Understanding Parkinson’s – a guide for staff/volunteers working in areas supporting BME communities

5 Apr 2013 - 14:31 by cheryl.mcalister

A Seminar for staff who work with, support, advise and care for people affected by Parkinson’s - only available for organisations within the city of Manchester.

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The Adactus Neighbourhood Fund 2013/14

4 Apr 2013 - 16:19 by michelle.foster

The Adactus Neighbourhood Fund for 2013/14 has been launched with a total of £200,000 in grant funding available across the Group.

Adactus Housing are now looking for residents, community groups and voluntary organisations to submit bids for projects that will benefit people living throughout communities.

Applications for the fund, now in its fourth year, are judged by a panel of residents. Last year the fund provided healthy living sessions, improved communal gardens, funded community clean up days and provided diversionary activities for young people.

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Support from VYM and Manchester Community Central post Youth Fund Commissioning

28 Mar 2013 - 10:31 by michelle.foster

In partnership with GMP Safer Schools Partnership Voluntary Youth Manchester (VYM) will be offering a ‘back to basics’ programme covering all aspects of project and organisational development needed to enable organisations to be able submit effective funding applications to any and all funding bodies.

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We Love MCR Charity Grants

28 Mar 2013 - 10:29 by michelle.foster

Applications are invited from Manchester based Charities, Organisations and Others to the ‘We Love MCR Charity’, the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity Appeal Trust.

The Charity was set up as a Trust to distribute funds “for Charitable purposes for the general benefit of the inhabitants of the City of Manchester as the Trustees shall think fit”.

The Charity’s primary aim is to improve the lives and life chances of Manchester People. Help develop stronger communities by encouraging more citizens to be active in working together to strengthen their community.

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The People’s Millions

28 Mar 2013 - 10:27 by michelle.foster

• Got a great idea for a project to inspire your community?
• Want to involve local people working together to tackle a problem?
• Know what you want to do but need some money to make it happen?

The Big Lottery Fund and ITV are looking for new projects that will improve local places and the lives of people in your community.

In November 2013 ITV regional news will feature two great project ideas in each region each night for three nights, competing for viewers’ phone votes. At stake is up to £50,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

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Safeguarding E-learning for Partner Agencies

19 Mar 2013 - 09:27 by cheryl.mcalister

Manchester City Council are able to provide a quota of free licences - up to around 30 - for external organisations who would like to access basic safeguarding adults e-learning (this includes a Safeguarding Adults Awareness, Domestic Abuse and Mental Capacity Act module).

We can provide additional licences at a cost of £3 per person. This is a reduced rate that we have negotiated with the Virtual College who are contracted to provide the e-learning.

Outlined below is a basic guide to registering staff that all organisations who wish to access this training should follow.

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Woodward Charitable Trust - Children's Summer Playschemes 2013

15 Mar 2013 - 09:20 by michelle.foster

Each year the trustees of the Woodward Charitable Trust set aside funds for summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years.

Most grants awarded are in the range of £500 to £1,000. Around 35 grants are made each year.

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Esmee Fairburn Foundation – Food Strand

15 Mar 2013 - 09:15 by michelle.foster

The Esmee Fairburn Foundation has a long standing interest in food and in its impact on people, communities and the wider environment.

The Food Strand supports work that demonstrates the important role food plays in wellbeing and that connects people to the food that they eat. As part of this primary aim the Strand seeks to bring about more sustainable food production and consumption policies and practices.

The Strand is open to both large-scale strategic interventions and innovative local work.

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