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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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Postcode Local Trust – deadline 19 August 2020

13 Aug 2020 - 14:30 by michelle.foster

postcode local trust£500 to £20,000 grants are available for projects that:

  • improve biodiversity and green spaces
  • increase community access to outdoor space
  • combat climate change and promote sustainability

Who can apply?
Organisations that are not currently in receipt of funds from any trust supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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Postcode Neighbourhood Trust – deadline 19 August 2020

13 Aug 2020 - 14:28 by michelle.foster

postcode neighbourhood trustGrants of between £500 to £20,000 for core and project funding to help not-for-profit organisations increase resilience by adapting or expanding their services, or to meet new challenges brought on by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Open to not-for-profit organisations that are not currently in receipt of funds from any trust supported by People's Postcode Lottery.

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