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Equity Foundation - Change Something grants

29 Nov 2012 - 11:02 by michelle.foster

The Equity Foundation, part of Equity Housing Group, will be officially launching in January 2013, but is has opened its Change Something grants programme which aims to help people make positive changes in their communities in Stockport, Trafford and South Manchester.

Community groups, registered charities, social enterprises or Community Interest Companies (CIC) can apply.

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Manchester City Council helps residents stand up to hate crime

26 Nov 2012 - 15:52 by michelle.foster

Manchester residents wanting to hold events to help their communities stand up to hate crime are being invited to apply for cash from the City Council.

Manchester City Council is encouraging residents to help them raise awareness of the problem and understand what they can do to report any incidents, as part of a hate crime awareness week being held early next year.

Groups who want to organise events helping residents celebrate their diversity and get to know each other better are now being invited to apply for grants of up to £200.

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John Grant Davies Trust

23 Nov 2012 - 09:25 by michelle.foster

The John Grant Davies Trust provides funding for groups based in areas of urban deprivation in Greater Manchester and which are combating poverty and empowering local people to help in their own community.

Grants are normally made between the values of £100 and £3,000. However, an exceptional application may receive a greater amount of funding.

Applications for revenue funding over a period of up to three years will also be considered.

Voluntary and community groups working in the most deprived areas of Greater Manchester are eligible to apply.

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Do you want to help improve the lives of young people in Manchester?

22 Nov 2012 - 17:11 by ross.grant

Do you want to be involved in running a vibrant organisation that supports the many wonderful organisations that provide services for our young people? Voluntary Youth Manchester is seeking new trustees to support its development over the next 3 years. We have a helpful information pack put together by a former Chair, and the opportunity to ask questions or discuss any issues with the current VYM Chair. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact us at voluntaryyouthmanchester@gmail.com.

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Communities in Focus Photo competition

22 Nov 2012 - 14:20 by michelle.foster

Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has teamed up with national communications charity Media Trust, and Northcliffe Digital's Thisis and localpeople community news sites to find inspiring images of communities and Big Lottery Fund projects making a difference.

Upload your photos showing how your BIG-funded project is making a positive difference for a chance to win a Canon D-SLR camera and two places on a photography training course. BIG-funded projects should enter the Big Lottery Fund Project category. All entries must be supplied with a caption explaining what the photo shows.

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Ending Youth Violence in East Manchester Small Grants Programme

16 Nov 2012 - 14:11 by michelle.foster

The East Manchester Ending Youth Violence Small Grants Programme will provide funding for voluntary, community and faith organisations working with young people in the East Manchester SRF area.

The grants will support work with young people who are involved in youth violence or are at risk of becoming involved.

Grants of up to £3,000 are available for activities and support for 13-25 year olds from the East Manchester SRF area to be delivered before 31 March 2013.

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Trustee Week 2012 - Visit our updated Trustees Toolkit

2 Nov 2012 - 09:59 by michelle.foster

To mark Trustee Week 2012, which is 5 – 11 November, we have updated and added new links to our Trustees Toolkit: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/trustees-toolkit

We are especially keen this year to support the facilitation of matching volunteers with specific skill sets to trustee opportunities through the promotion of the NCVO Trusteebank.

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£100 million made available for public parks over three years

1 Nov 2012 - 13:16 by michelle.foster

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and BIG Lottery Fund (Big) are to provide £100 million in grants for public parks over the next three years.

The Parks for People programme is designed to encourage more people to get involved in the management of their local part. The new funding will, for the first time, include projects that conserve historic cemeteries.

Parks for People is for projects related to historic parks and cemeteries in the UK. You can apply for a grant from £100,000 to £5million.

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