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The Walk for Change - It's time for young Northerners to make a stand!

11 Aug 2017 - 11:14 by michelle.foster

The Walk for Change brings together hundreds of young people every year, marching together, demanding a greater voice in our society. The Walk for Change

The event aims to inspire young people across Greater Manchester to recognise their own power as social change leaders and the power they have when they come together.

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GM Poverty Action newsletter: Living Wage Campaign; message from StreetSupport; GMCVO and 10GM's 10 things you should know; CUF's IMD map; IFS report

11 Aug 2017 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

In the latest newsletter from GM Poverty Action they share exciting news about the Greater Manchester Living Wage campaign, GMCVO and 10GM’s 10 things you should know about GM’s VCSE sector and CUF’s map visualising the IMD 2015 data. GM Poverty Action also look at the IFS report on poverty, living standards and inequality, invite the digital community to work with StreetSupport and provide a few quick links to other news. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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The WISE100 nominations now open – recognising leading women in social enterprise

11 Aug 2017 - 10:53 by michelle.foster

The WISE100 (Women in Social Enterprise 100) is a new initiative from the NatWest SE100 Index which aims to recognise the invaluable contribution of 100 of the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and social innovation. Women in Social Enterprise 100

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Our latest data sets and new places to search for data

3 Aug 2017 - 11:54 by michelle.foster

Our latest data sets on our work with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and volunteers is now available on our website here: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/policy-and-influence/open-data

How much Big Lottery funding is spent in your local area?
Grants from the Big Lottery Fund provide a crucial source of income for much of the voluntary and community sector. And ensure that important public services are delivered to those in need.

GM Poverty Action newsletter July 2017: poverty, inequality and democracy; GMPA event; local foodbanks; a levy for free access to justice; Smarterbuys

14 Jul 2017 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

In the latest Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) newsletter, GMPA considers the relationship between poverty, inequality and democracy; GMPA looks back at their event last week; the Trussell Trust reports on the need for more food donations; GM Law Centre seeks your support for a the creation of a levy to fund free legal services for those in poverty; and they profile Smarterbuys.

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New analysis shows little progress on social mobility over the last 20 years

10 Jul 2017 - 00:00 by helen.walker

New analysis by the Social Mobility Commission has shown that 20 years of government efforts to improve social mobility have failed to deliver enough progress. The commission, an independent body that monitors progress on social mobility, calls on current and future governments to learn five key lessons from the mistakes and successes of the past 20 years.

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Manchester City Council scrutiny meetings discuss Our Manchester Voluntary and Community Sector Funding

28 Jun 2017 - 16:00 by michelle.foster

Watch the Executive meeting on Wednesday 28 June which discussed the Our Manchester Voluntary and Community Sector Funding here

Watch the Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee on Thursday 22 June which discussed the Our Manchester Voluntary and Community Sector Funding here

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Manchester City Council Cultural Grants Consultation

27 Jun 2017 - 14:52 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council are organising consultation events which are an opportunity for you to find out more about the grants programme, and to have your say on the changes that they are proposing for the next round of funding. The proposal has been developed by a co-design group including Manchester City Council and cultural organisations. Manchester City Council

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Updated Clinks guide to navigating the health landscape in England

23 Jun 2017 - 11:34 by michelle.foster

This resource provides an overview of the health commissioning landscape, explaining the roles of organisations with direct commissioning responsibilities as well as key organisations in a commissioning support role. It covers the commissioning arrangements in secure settings, as well as for people with convictions in the community, and highlights where voluntary sector organisations working with people in the criminal justice system and their service users can influence health and care provision.

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