The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) oversees the police complaints system in England and Wales. IOPC investigate the most serious matters, including deaths following police contact, and set the standards by which the police should handle complaints. IOPC also use learning from their work to influence changes in policing. IOPC make decisions entirely independently of the police and the government.
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In the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter, following the publication of the Greater Manchester Independent Inequalities Commission’s report, GM Poverty Action look at the work of the Poverty Reference Group and their recommendations as well as the need to embed socio-economic duty in future plans for the city region.
Small and local charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million that are led by and for members of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities can apply for a two-year, unrestricted grant of £50,000.
The Made By Sport Fund welcomes applications from grassroots community sports groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester who are working with children and young people. The Fund aims to support organisations which are able to demonstrate that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their ability to deliver their usual activities. The Made By Sport Fund is offering awards of £2,021.
The Postcode Neighbourhood Trust provides funding for smaller charities and good causes in the north of England under the themes:
Many women’s lives are complex, and they often have tangled paths through systems, structures and communities to access the support needed to live safe, independent lives. Research into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that women are facing the additional burden of unemployment, childcare and economic distress.
Do you want to be part of a brand new museum opening? Do you want to help bring people together and share Jewish stories with the world? Do you want to support one of Manchester’s most beautiful historic buildings?
Are you aged over 50 and a Wythenshawe resident? Would you like to connect with a local musician over the phone?
A friendly musician can give you a ring to:
- Explore your musical interests
- Share stories and ideas
- Play your favourite music
- Write new songs
- Explore ways to connect with your community in the future
No musical experience required!
Carers Manchester South are a new team of Carers Locality Coordinators that were set up in January 2021. Carers Manchester South are a partnership of Manchester Carers Forum, Together Dementia Support, Lifted Carers Centre, Connect Support and Wai Yin Society, who work together to provide services for unpaid carers in South Manchester.
The Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund is a joint venture between Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership (LDSP), developed to address locally identified digital skills gaps and support Greater Manchester and Lancashire residents with accessible routes into digital employment.