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All Capacity Building

Gathering Stories

Stories stir the imagination and connect people and organisations to each other. They are a powerful tool to increase the profile of and engagement with your charity. 

If you would like to build on your existing skills and think about new ways to tell stories, this course is for you.

This course is aimed at anyone in a Manchester voluntary and community sector group who would like to increase their skills and use of storytelling in their work. This could mean telling the story of your service users, volunteers or your organisation.

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3 April, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Bardsley Fund

11 Jan 2019 - 10:04 by michelle.foster

The idea behind the Bardsley Fund is to provide a positive, friendly and accessible approach to gaining much needed financial support for your group. Bardsley will enjoy seeing applications from family, generational and sports focused groups and projects. The Bardsley Fund aims to encourage and support grassroots community activity. This means small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage people to get involved as volunteers and who just need a bit of financial help to be able to work with their community in the way they’d like.

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Funding bulletin January 2019

7 Jan 2019 - 11:13 by michelle.foster

Information for the bulletin is compiled from a number of sources including Grantfinder, 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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Building a sustainable social enterprise

24 January, 2019 - 09:30 to 12:30

There are a growing number of Community Interest Companies (CIC) and other businesses that exist for a social purpose. Many charities are having to re-invent themselves as social enterprises as grant funding has diminished or disappeared. 

The seminar will focus on diversifying revenues and wider sources of funding. We will also explore routes to sustainability and how to build a wider network.

The seminar will end with a panel session with:

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Charity Trustee Training - advanced

In these challenging times where funding is increasingly being cut and more charities are under threat, it is important now more than ever that trustees understand the key ingredients which make them competent in their role, able to effectively discharge their duties and better able to lead the charity through this difficult period.

This half day training session has been designed to highlight your legal duties so that you understand where things can go wrong, what tasks you must perform and provide you with some practical tips to make you a more effective board member.

26 March, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Community Asset Transfer - What you need to know

UK's leading property advice charity Ethical Property Foundation is delighted to offer this free property workshop for non-profit organisations in partnership with Macc.

10am - 1:30pm Workshop and Lunch
1:30pm - 3:30pm Confidential 1:1 Advice Clinic

You will work with real life case studies from other community organisations and learn:

10 September, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:30
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

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