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The Care Leavers Association are searching for new premises can you help?

8 Apr 2016 - 09:33 by michelle.foster

The Care Leavers Association is a charity working with young people and adults who were in care as children. Their current office space is being redeveloped and they need to find alternative space. The Care Leavers Association are looking for something between 700 and 1000 sq foot in Manchester city centre and are flexible in terms of layout. If you have or know of a suitable space, contact 0161 637 5040, or email: info@careleavers.com.

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Wythenshawe Games 2016

18 Mar 2016 - 09:59 by michelle.foster

Wythenshawe Games is Manchester’s largest community sports festival, taking in and around Wythenshawe and centering on the beautiful and historic Wythenshawe Park and Hall.

This year the Games will be over five days, Wednesday 27 July to Sunday 31 July), and will include:

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Office/Storage space required

12 Feb 2016 - 10:57 by michelle.foster

VSG Installations a voluntary sector supplier are looking for an office/storage space to rent in the central/north Manchester area within a voluntary sector organisation, with easy links to motorways across the north west. Office space for up to six desks, with space around the room to have large boards on the walls for training purposes. Storage area. Ideally parking spaces for 2 – 4 vehicles.

If you have space available, email Jim Yelland, at: Jim@VSGroupHoldings.co.uk

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Coming Up in 2016...

4 Jan 2016 - 09:38 by Mike Wild

I don’t think any of us is expecting life to get any easier in 2016! There are many so forces acting upon us as a sector at the moment which can make it feel like our agenda is being reduced to a fight for survival – and yet there are opportunities ahead. The difficulty will be in getting ourselves organised as a sector to be able to take them up. We need to increase collaboration and that takes an investment of time, energy and creativity which are rare commodities when you’re working flat out simply to keep the doors open. Here are some thoughts on what lies ahead in 2016…

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I agree: the way we think about charity is dead wrong.

11 Dec 2015 - 12:49 by Mike Wild

I'm being a bit cheeky calling this one a blog as 99.99% of this page is not by me at all. However, this is a good place to share it.

Below is a talk given by an American activist and fundraiser called Dan Pallotta. He brilliantly sums up some of the attitudes which distort the way the charity sector functions. I heartily agree with a lot of what he says - it's well worth watching. 

Community Christmas Dinner

11 Dec 2015 - 11:22 by michelle.foster

Natalie Lek, a full time student at Salford University studying law, is organising two sit down meals in the community for the elderly and vulnerable one is in Cheadle Hulme for 20 people on the 14 December at 5.30pm and the other meal is at the Alliance Inn in Harpurhey at 12.30pm, both meals are completely free and transport can be provided if required.

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Northern Power Women awards are now open

4 Dec 2015 - 11:13 by michelle.foster

The Northern Power Women awards celebrate and showcase role models who take positive steps towards transforming business culture in the north of England to benefit the talent of the future.

These are the only awards that celebrate the amazing women and men working towards creating gender balance in organisations and passionately supporting gender equality in the north.

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Driving Up Standards - Ensuring Safety and Legal Compliance in Minibus Operations

27 Nov 2015 - 10:47 by michelle.foster

Are you a not for profit organisation?
A school / college / FE Establishment?
Do you operate a minibus for your community / students / clients or want to know what this involves?

If you answered yes to any of these, then minibus operation training can help you to start building an understanding of your responsibilities.

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