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Including the Invisible: Meeting the needs of LGBT+ young people in youth settings

Facilitated by The Proud Trust

A half day training course, that will encourage youth organisations to become more LGBT+ inclusive (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), by:

8 April, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00
MMU Business School, Room 3.12, All Saints Campus, Manchester, M15 6BH

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in the Arts and Cultural Sectors

This new course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with vulnerable adults in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. You will explore what is meant by the term “vulnerable adult” in the context of your work and will develop approaches for recognising and responding to the different types of abuse associated with adults at risk.

13 June, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:15
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
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Writing a Good Theory of Change

This workshop will support you to:
• Understand the principles and terminology behind Theories of Change
• Create your own basic Theory of Change

A Theory of Change (or ToC) is a way to illustrate and/or describe how the outcomes of your organisation’s work happen over the short, medium and long term. A Theory of Change can be designed at the start of a programme (to help with planning) or it can be used to evaluate an existing programme.

26 March, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Greater Manchester Youth Network, Green Fish Resource Centre, 46 50, Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE
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Sunday Funday - Water Adventure Centre

24 February, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
3 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
10 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
17 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
24 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
31 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
7 April, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
14 April, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
21 April, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
28 April, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00

Water play club for 8 to 13 year olds.

Every Sunday 11am - 2pm 

Only 30p per session

Canoeing and kayaking on the Ashton Canal, water play, games and lots of fun.

Children must be able to swim a length (25 metres) parents must sign children in on the first visit. 

Please bring

  • a change of clothes and shoes
  • a towel
  • a packed lunch

New members welcome - call in or speak to Youth / Play worker Mike
Email: mike@wateradventurecentre.org.uk 

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International Womens Day - Kayaking Event 2019

22 March, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

Taster session - no experience necessary

Come and have a laugh - spaces limited

Sessions are 7pm - 8pm and 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Women only event - over 16s

Cost for the swim (including Kayak taster)
£4.70 / £3.30 (adult) £2.10 (student card)

An event run by Water Adventure Centre supported by Manchester Aquatics Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester University, Young Manchester, Doorsteps and GMCA.

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Understanding Governance Stage 1 - The trustee role

If you are new to the role of being a charity trustee, this one-day course will provide the perfect introduction, while experienced trustees will also benefit from a refresher of their responsibilities and comprehensive updates on evolving elements of the trustee role.

By blending governance and board leadership theory with interactive case studies, the first of our two Understanding Governance courses provides a lively learning environment where you can meet other trustees to share challenges and ideas. 

15 May, 2019 - 09:45 to 16:00
BDO, 3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AT
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Understanding Governance Stage 1 - The trustee role

If you are new to the role of being a charity trustee, this one-day course will provide the perfect introduction, while experienced trustees will also benefit from a refresher of their responsibilities and comprehensive updates on evolving elements of the trustee role.

By blending governance and board leadership theory with interactive case studies, the first of our two Understanding Governance courses provides a lively learning environment where you can meet other trustees to share challenges and ideas. 

15 May, 2019 - 09:45 to 16:00
BDO, 3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AT
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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

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