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Join the CLES Board of Trustees

2 Nov 2018 - 10:44 by michelle.foster

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) are looking for someone from their network to apply to join their Board of Trustees. CLES

In particular, CLES are keen to welcome applications of interest from those of you with experience within the social sector. This experience may stem from involvement in cooperatives, social enterprises, community organisations (for example energy schemes and local currencies), mutually-owned businesses, and so on.

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GM Living Wage Campaign: Living Wage Week action

2 Nov 2018 - 10:41 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign are asking you to support a series of actions by the GM Living Wage Campaign and partners during Living Wage Week 5 – 11 November. GM Living Wage Campaign

The GM Living Wage Campaign is hosted by GM Poverty Action. This year they are focusing on the Co-operative Group and influencing them to become Living Wage accredited. You can help influence by:

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GMPA: Mapping local child and family poverty strategies

26 Oct 2018 - 10:53 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) have launched: Mapping local child and family poverty strategies a new resource that maps local child and family poverty strategies across England. The aim is to support local authorities and their partners, to identify best practice and to understand the approaches to tackling poverty being taken in different parts of the country. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Public sector funding of VCSE organisations in Greater Manchester

26 Oct 2018 - 10:45 by michelle.foster

In May 2017 the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector. The MoU contains a set of principles to enable the VCSE sector to play an important role in Health and Social Care devolution in Greater Manchester (GM). Some of these principles are aimed at encouraging public sector commissioners to increase the level of funding into the VCSE sector across GM.

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Greater Manchester Poverty Action Newsletter: Cost of a Child 2018; Good Employment Charter; With One Voice: Arts & Homelessness Summit & Festival; Salford grants

12 Oct 2018 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

In the latest newsletter from the Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) they share CPAG’s Cost of a Child 2018 report and their request for your help. GMPA are asking you to submit your views on Greater Manchester’s draft Good Employment Charter.  Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Mentoring opportunities with RECLAIM

5 Oct 2018 - 10:46 by michelle.foster

Young working class people are leading change and they want you to get involved!

RECLAIM need Mentors to support a young person to achieve a personal goal whilst on our ground breaking social change and leadership programme.

RECLAIM enable young people to believe in themselves, allow them to step on to national stages with confidence in their authentic leadership. Be part of their Journey!

RECLAIM want mentors from all walks of life to support a young person over 6 sessions to set and achieve a personal goal whilst on their programme.

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Windrush Compensation scheme and lessons learned review

5 Oct 2018 - 10:44 by michelle.foster

The Government’s Independent advisors will be in attendance to hear your views:
Wendy Williams for the Lessons Learned Review
Martin FordeQC for the Compensation Scheme

If you are part of the ‘Windrush generation’ or a long-term Commonwealth citizen settled in the UK, and you have concerns about your status come along to the event on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 10am-1pm at West Indian Sports and Social Club, Westwood Street, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 5SW.

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Small charity leadership survey by the Weston Charity Awards

5 Oct 2018 - 10:41 by michelle.foster

You are invited to take part in a short survey of charity leaders for the Weston Charity Awards – which Pilotlight run in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation. Your answers will help the organisations to better understand the needs of the sector.

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and all of your responses will be analysed anonymously. As a small incentive, a donor has provided a 32GB Apple IPad, which will be won by one person picked at random from those who choose to enter.

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