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Manchester Be Proud Awards 2018 – nominations now open

20 Jul 2018 - 11:09 by michelle.foster

This is your chance to celebrate the volunteers and unsung heroes who work hard to make ‘Our Manchester’ so great. These groups and individuals make a big difference in communities and help to make Manchester the thriving, friendly and buzzing city it is. Be Proud is your chance to say a big thank you and celebrate their work.

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Prepare for the charity annual return 2018

20 Jul 2018 - 10:28 by michelle.foster

Last year The Charity Commission consulted with the charity sector about the annual return for 2018. Based on the outcome of this consultation The Charity Commission are introducing a tailored annual return later this summer. It will include new questions that charities can start preparing for now. Charity Commission

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Building Management & Compliance, Your Responsibilities

This workshop is ideal for anyone who has the responsibility of running or looking after a community building. The session will give an introduction to what building management is, key considerations and ensuring that you are compliant with law and regulations.

This session is aimed at members of voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations who run a building and will cover:

10 October, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
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Health, Safety, Environment, Your Responsibilities

This workshop will look at your responsibilities when it comes to Health and Safety within your organisation. Ideal for new staff who have a Health and Safety role and for staff who simply would like a refresher.

Please note that this workshop is at an introductory level and will offer an overview of Health and Safety. This is not an accredited Health and Safety course.


9 October, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Digital Skills Masterclass: Manchester

In a rapidly evolving digital world, there is increased need for charities to enhance their digital communications knowledge and implement a digital strategy which will help them to reach new supporters and deliver successful online campaigns. However, when resources and budgets are stretched, this can prove difficult for many charities.

On 19 October, join Media Trust, with support from Google Digital Garage, along with a host of like-minded charities, community groups and experts for a unique masterclass dedicated to developing your digital marketing knowledge.

19 October, 2018 - 09:30 to 14:30
Google Digital Garage, 39-43 King Street, Manchester, M2 7AT
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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2019

6 Jul 2018 - 09:55 by michelle.foster

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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DSC Social Change Awards 2018 – Nominations now open

6 Jul 2018 - 09:53 by michelle.foster

DSC Social Change Awards celebrate the passionate individuals and effective organisations committed to making a positive impact on society. DSC Social Change Awards

The Social Change Awards are for all those working to achieve a positive change in society – individuals, charities, community groups, companies, public bodies.

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Manchester Safeguarding Boards e-Bulletin 1 July 2018

6 Jul 2018 - 09:50 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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Community Safety Funding grants programme – apply by 6 August 2018, 12noon

3 Jul 2018 - 12:53 by michelle.foster

Manchester’s Community Safety Partnership has funding available from the Mayor’s Office to deliver the Police and Crime Plan.  The funding is available to support Community, voluntary and faith groups to fund activities to help support their local communities to feel safer, become more connected and to help create stronger communities that are working together to respond effectively and appropriately to maintain the safety of residents.

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Funding bulletin July 2018

2 Jul 2018 - 12:25 by michelle.foster

Information for the bulletin is compiled from a number of sources including Grantfinder, GMCVO (Greater Manchester Council for Voluntary Organisations) and direct from funders themselves. It showcases just a few of the hundreds of funding opportunities available for local community, voluntary and faith organisations. Macc

This bulletin is produced by a partnership of local support and development agencies across Greater Manchester.

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