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All Young People
Hi, and welcome to the new VYM Blog. Although this is entered as Ross’s blog, VYM is much more than Ross Grant, but more of that later. In particular though, it is also Sarah Gilston, VYM’s much valued Communication Support Worker, without whom you would receive very limited communication from VYM, and there's the Board of Trustees that governs and supports VYM staff.
Macc and VYM facilitated a meeting last week to discuss the Department for Education National Prospectus Funding Programme for the voluntary sector. Over 50 organisations expressed an interest about this opportunity and over 25 organisations came to the meeting to discuss the opportunity.
The East Manchester Ending Youth Violence Small Grants Programme will provide funding for voluntary, community and faith organisations working with young people in the East Manchester SRF area.
The grants will support work with young people who are involved in youth violence or are at risk of becoming involved.
Grants of up to £3,000 are available for activities and support for 13-25 year olds from the East Manchester SRF area to be delivered before 31 March 2013.
One of the dangers for me in writing a blog is that I'll end up writing only about things I'm angry about (there seems to be quite a lot at the moment) and it will become a terribly depressing read. However, I'm not going to apologise for the bleak picture I'm about to paint because it's what's really happening to people in our communities.
Hanifah Community Initiative are providing opportunities for young people aged 16 -25 to join their Young People's leadership program and gain the following skills and possible qualification:
Media (film making) professional training course (funded by Media Trust)
Team member skills
Team leader skills leading to Level 2 NVQ in Team Leading
Developing Social enterprise knowledge and skills
Outdoor challenges (Eden)
The next dates for the Local Youth Panels have been organised and it would be great to get young people aged 13 - 18 to come along.
The Local Youth Panels give young people an opportunity to have a voice and be heard. Manchester Youth Council will be launched in early November, so people can get involved in this through signing up to the Local Youth Panel.
The details of the meeting are as follows:
Date & Time: Wednesday 19 September 2012, 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: The Powerhouse
Chances is a fun and interactive youth volunteering project for young women aged 13-19 from Wythenshawe.
Over 6 sessions young women will find out what volunteering is, choose two group volunteering activities and look at how they can use their skills in the future. Chances is all about giving young women the opportunity to explore volunteering whilst celebrating what young women can do.
The next open access programme is taking place at Wythenshawe Job Centre for ages 16-19 only, on:
UpRising is an organisation dedicated to supporting and developing young adults aged 19–25 from diverse backgrounds in order to become the next generation of effective and connected leaders across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Its unique combination of leadership training, mentoring and campaigning means that young adults gain personally from the programme and importantly, they give back to their local communities.
Chorlton Youth Project is a long standing Youth charity based in South Manchester, with great opportunities for those with an interest in Youth Work.
The opportunities available at Chorlton Youth Project are:
Volunteer Youth Workers – five opportunities
Volunteer Web-designer – one opportunity
Management Committee Members – five opportunities