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Co-op Foundation interest free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces

22 Jun 2018 - 11:20 by michelle.foster

The Co-op Foundation are offering interest-free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces. Coop

Places and spaces for people to come together and enjoy shared interests are vitally important for building stronger communities.

Venues such as parks and community centres need regular income so they can continue to meet the needs of people who use them, love them, and rely on them for local services and social contact.

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Manchester Community Development Practice Working Group – The Rise of Community Development in Manchester

15 Jun 2018 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

This briefing is by the Community Development Practice Working Group, an informal group of skilled community development workers who are seeking to improve knowledge, understanding and practice of community development. The briefing begins with a short overview of the linkages between community development work practice and some key Manchester strategies. It then describes what community development work practice is and illustrates through a number of case studies.

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Grants for Remembrance Day Installations – apply by 30 June 2018

15 Jun 2018 - 10:52 by michelle.foster

Applications are now open for micro-grants of up to £500 for installations to support their Remembrance Day activities for the centenary of the First World War. Armed forces silhouettes

This programme will allow communities to remember and commemorate by accessing silhouettes for benches and chairs free of charge thanks to the support of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

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Manchester Safeguarding Boards e-Bulletin ninth edition – 1 June 2018

15 Jun 2018 - 10:46 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Safeguarding Boards (MSB) comprises the Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB) and the Manchester Safeguarding Children Boards (MSCB). The Boards share an Independent Chair, Julia Stephens-Row; and are supported by the MSB Business Unit. Manchester Safeguarding Boards

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Space available in Harpurhey

15 Jun 2018 - 10:36 by michelle.foster

Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project is currently looking to let their Annexe space in their Centre on a part or full time basis. This is a large open space approximately 28ft x 30ft with its own separate kitchen area, a small office and storage room. It also has one accessible toilet.

The Annexe space has its own entrance and has 24 hour access. The entrance leads from a small garden which also has an entrance to a Café area offering meals at lunchtime Monday – Friday.     

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Take part in research in to digital marketing measurement within our sector

15 Jun 2018 - 10:08 by michelle.foster

As part of an MSc dissertation, Lee Smorthit is looking for participants - marketing managers within the charity sector - to engage in an interview with.

Lee is primarily seeking to understand the role of digital marketing in the industry and the ways charities understand measurement specifically. The interview will look at themes such as impact factors, measurement tools used, motivations and the types of metrics that one employs. The optimal outcome will be a set of recommendations that can be adopted and implemented in order to address any prevailing issues within the sector.

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Community Land Trusts: The What, the Why and the How

19 July, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:30

A community land trust is an organisation established with the express purpose of acquiring and managing land for the social, economic, and environmental benefit of the local community. The CLT movement has grown out of rural roots in the UK but is increasingly becoming an urban phenomenon and has attracted much policy attention in relation to the potential for such initiatives to secure affordable housing in low income areas and catalyse neighbourhood revival.

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Bid Writing: Advanced


Are you applying to the right trusts? Are you applying to enough trusts? Are you applying in the right ways? Are your projects the most fundable projects? Are you carrying out trust fundraising in a professional way? Are you highly productive or just very busy?

Are you looking for trusts in all the right places? How do you compare with your competitors for funding? Is the rest of your fundraising hampering your bids to trusts? Do you understand what trusts are ideally looking for?

13 September, 2018 - 12:00 to 14:30
Jurys Inn, Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5LE