The University of Manchester formally launched its social responsibility strategy at the end of November with an event for staff, students and alumni as well as colleagues from local organisations and the wider social responsibility community.
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Manchester City Council have published a list of their funding for Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations totalling over £46 million.
The Financial Scrutiny Committee of Manchester City Council met on Thursday 9th Jan. The two main items under consideration were reports on "Commissioning of Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations" and an "Update of Progress in Developing the Commissioning Hub".
Collecting evidence about whether community engagement works is difficult, far more difficult than measuring the effectiveness of a new medicine. A new report looks at 361 studies and concludes overall that community engagement works.
The review considered the following questions:
In order to facilitate the opportunity for organisations to act as partners for this tender, Salford Council is acting as a broker to exchange information between lead contractors and sub-contractors. Sub-contractors send their information into Salford Council who will then pass on that information to lead contractors. Further details are available on The Chest.
Greater Manchester Police are currently reviewing and revising their equality objectives and producing an Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) Strategy.
As part of this work, the Police and Crime Commissioner is assisting the Force in carrying out internal and external consultation on the proposed Strategy and Action Plan.
Initial work has been developed and internal consultation has taken place with key officers and Branch leads and they are now looking to consult with key voluntary sector networks.
Call-out for Workshops at Voluntary Sector Assembly for Manchester on 30 Jan
One of the core functions of the Voluntary Sector Assembly for Manchester is to give space to Voluntary Sector Organisations to talk about the work they are doing and to discuss the issues that are important to them. In this way we build knowledge, build relationships and build solidarity between organisations.
@MCC_ComHub draws on and disseminates knowledge from Manchester City Council's Commissioning Team and the wider commissioning and provider market. The Team hope to increase transparency around the Council's Commissioning priorities and work streams and to function as a complementary means of dialogue to more traditional means of engagement. You can follow the Team and tell them what you think.
GMCVO would like voluntary and community groups to tell them what's so great about Moss Side, they are looking to collect details of all the Community Assets.
Could you spare five minutes to complete a quick.
For further information and to take part in the survey, visit: www.gmcvo.org.uk/quick-survey-%E2%80%93-help-us-identify-assets, or contact on 0161 277 1029, or email: email@example.com
More and more commissioning is being procured through The Chest, an eportal which providers sign up to and receive information about funding opportunities, and then submit their application through. Nigel Rose, Macc's Strategic Lead on Commissioning, in his latest blog, asks whetherThe Chest is fit for purpose.