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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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Donate Mobile

15 Mar 2013 - 09:12 by michelle.foster

New mobile phone service provider Donate Mobile, a dedicated third sector mobile phone service, has launched.

A simple SIM card swap to Donate Mobile enables 10% of a customer’s mobile phone bill to go to the customer’s nominated charity, at no extra cost to either the customer or the charity: Gift Aid can be applied to all qualifying donations.

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BBC Children in Need Small Grants and Main Grants Programmes – 2013 Deadlines

14 Mar 2013 - 16:04 by michelle.foster

BBC Children in Need's Small Grants programme and Main Grants Prograemmes are open to charities and not-for-profit organisations to apply to.

The BBC Children in Need focus firmly on children and young people experiencing disadvantage. BBC Children in Need fund organisations working to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.

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Charities Online: Gift Aid is going online

14 Mar 2013 - 11:48 by michelle.foster

From 22 April 2013, charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) can sign up to make repayment claims electronically.

The new service, Charities Online, is being introduced in response to customer feedback. It will make repayment claims faster and easier by filing online. The current print and post repayment form will be replaced by three options for making claims.

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IME to give free online leadership training to 200 charities

7 Mar 2013 - 13:30 by michelle.foster

Inspire, Motivate & Engage (IME) as part of their 2013 CSR strategy, has decided to support 200 charities and non-profits by providing access to their online training courses as a gift in kind. Each chosen beneficiary can receive places on the IME nationally accredited online training course for their employees, to be used at any time during the year. This training is worth up to £11,250 per annum as a gift in kind.

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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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