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Community Tech Fellowship

20 Aug 2020 - 14:35 by michelle.foster

The Fellowship are looking for 8 Fellows who are working in the Greater Manchester Community and Voluntary Sector. The programme is for people who may have very little experience in technology, but a lot of experience of working in communities, and curiosity about the ways in which technology is shaping everything that we do.

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6 new pilot mental health support services commissioned to support BAME communities, in response to Covid-19

20 Aug 2020 - 14:02 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have commissioned six pilot mental health support services, in response to the impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities.

The six pilot services and their target beneficiaries are:

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The Institute for Voluntary Action Research are recruiting trustees

20 Aug 2020 - 14:00 by michelle.foster

ivarAre you interested in social change? Would you like to play a strategic and advisory role in a research charity? The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) wants to hear from you.

IVAR is looking for four new trustees, who bring life experience and a passion for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. They are hoping to build a board that reflects the diversity of communities that they seek to serve.

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter 19 August 2020

20 Aug 2020 - 13:57 by michelle.foster

gmpaIn the newsletter GM Poverty Action provide an update on the food poverty programme and introduce a new team member, Sian Mullen, who comments on the National Food Strategy.  The Trussell Trust’s area manager writes about the importance of local welfare assistance and there is news from the GM Living Wage campaign.  There is information about the recent study into food support providers during the pandemic and there are a few short articles on the final

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OPeNS Fund Feedback – feedback welcomed

17 Aug 2020 - 15:08 by michelle.foster

manchester city councilTowards the end of last year the Our Manchester Voluntary and Community Sector (OMVCS) Programme Team launched two new Manchester Health Care Commissioning (MHCC) Population Health Targeted funding rounds – the Older People Neighbourhood Support (OPeNS) and First 1000 Day Funds. Having gone through an application process, earlier this year funding was awarded to groups with projects commencing in April 2020.

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First 1000 Days of a Child's Life Fund – feedback welcomed

17 Aug 2020 - 15:07 by michelle.foster

manchester city councilTowards the end of last year the Our Manchester Voluntary and Community Sector (OMVCS) Programme Team launched two new Manchester Health Care Commissioning (MHCC) Population Health Targeted funding rounds – the Older People Neighbourhood Support (OPeNS) and First 1000 Day Funds. Having gone through an application process, earlier this year funding was awarded to groups with projects commencing in April 2020. 

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Memory cushions – create a lasting memory

17 Aug 2020 - 15:05 by michelle.foster

Have you recently been bereaved? And live in Manchester?

This arts-health project is designed to offer residents of Manchester who have been bereaved an individualised framework of creative support through the making of ‘Memory Cushions’.

Working in small groups online via Zoom, Arts Health practitioner Ruth Flanagan will guide participants to each make their own ‘Memory Cushion’ using textiles, found objects, photos and the printing of words. Each participant will be encouraged to find their own source materials.

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Chorlton community group wins £200,000 National Lottery Climate Action Fund to help it kickstart a clean, green future

17 Aug 2020 - 10:26 by michelle.foster

A group of Chorlton residents have teamed up to win just over £200,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund’s brand-new Climate Action Fund to get their local area ‘back on its feet’ after COVID-19 through people-powered transport.

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