Over the weekend of the 22 to 24 June, the Great Get Together aims to encourage communities to get together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate all that we have in common. The event marks the 44th birthday of the MP Jo Cox, who was killed in 2016.
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Continuous budget cuts to services mean more responsibility falls to charities to help their communities. whatCharity.com is a ground-breaking charity tech platform providing a smarter solution to charitable giving, helping individuals and companies find and support charities close to their hearts, homes and offices. To support the charities in the North East of England, whatCharity.com will be meeting with charities and companies to launch its Manchester base on 5 June 2018 as part of its national roll out strategy.
In NCVO’s latest Charity governance round-up they have included information about a new simple compliance checklist for trustees they have developed; the Charity Commission’s welcome pack for new trustees; and the Association of Chairs new Beacon programme for chairs leading smaller charities.
Today our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who died and those whose lives will be forever affected by the horrific events of that night. We want you to know that you are not alone, we stand with you.
Young Manchester is passionate about giving children and young people the opportunity to play. Open access playschemes are a fantastic way for children to make new friends, stay active and learn through doing over the school holidays.
There is an opportunity for VCSE organisations to be involved with the development of a new VCSE School Readiness Task and Finish group linked to the work of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority around the Mayor’s priority on School Readiness.
The first meeting of this group is taking place at Longsight Community Primary School on Thursday 7 June from 12.30pm – 3.30pm. It will focus on the creation of a VCSE group to drive forward school readiness work in GM and to work through how this connects to the wider GM school readiness agenda to look at the development of the group.
When you give to charity this Ramadan, make sure your Zakat reaches the right people.
The UK Civil Society Almanac is now in its 17th edition. It brings together data from charities’ accounts, administrative data and surveys to provide a comprehensive overview of the structure and economy of the UK voluntary sector. In so doing it offers invaluable insights into the ways in which the sector is experiencing growth and change.
360Giving supports organisations to publish their grants data in an open, standardised way and helps people to understand and use the data to support decision-making and learning across the charitable giving sector.
On GrantNav: http://grantnav.threesixtygiving.org/ you can search, explore and download UK grant data from funders publishing open data to the 360Giving Standard, all for free.
What’s the Word on the Street? Manchester Day returns to the city centre on Sunday 17 June and promises to be better than ever. As well as an amazing parade through the heart of Manchester, the city centre squares will feature a dazzling array of performances and mouth-watering food and drink.