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Funding opportunity for services supporting women offenders

24 Jun 2014 - 10:42 by michelle.foster

Grants from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) are available to VCSE organisations that deliver community-based services to women offenders in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Wigan (1 grant allocation per district).

GMCVO is working with the PCC to help voluntary organisations access this opportunity for funding, which aims to ensure that there is a minimum standard of provision for all women across Greater Manchester. (The other four authority areas already have VCSE providers that deliver to this standard).

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Give your thoughts on Ancoats and New Islington

23 Jun 2014 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is consulting on the future of Ancoats and New Islington. An updated neighbourhood development framework has been produced and local residents and businesses are being asked to comment on the proposals.

You can come along and view the proposals at one of the drop in sessions on:
• Thursday 3 July 2014, 2.30pm - 7pm at St Michael's Church
• Thursday 17 July 2014, 2.30pm - 7pm at Vivid Lounge, Great Ancoats Street
• Tuesday 22 July 2014, 8am - 10am at Unit 2, Royal Mills, Redhill Street, Ancoats

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Pakistani Community Centre – invitation to submit proposals

16 Jun 2014 - 13:59 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is prepared to receive proposals from community organisations based in Longsight, Manchester on the future running of the community centre at 481 Stockport Road in Longsight, currently known as “The Pakistani Community Centre”.

The successful organisation will be invited to enter into a full repair and insure lease with Manchester City Council in respect of the above property. The specific terms of the lease will be dependent upon the nature of the successful bid and will be negotiated with the successful applicant on completion of this process.

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GMYN Leadership Group opportunity for young people

16 Jun 2014 - 13:54 by michelle.foster

Are you working with young people that would be interested in applying to become part of the Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) Leadership Group?

Are you 16-24?
Are you looking for the opportunity to voice your opinion?
Do you want to influence discussions and services for young people?
Are you ready to take on the challenge of being a GMYN Young Leader?
Why not join the GMYN Leadership Group?

This is a fantastic opportunity open to all young people 16-24 from across Greater Manchester.

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Sustainable Future

16 Jun 2014 - 13:49 by michelle.foster

Climate change caused by human activity is threatening the well-being of humanity. The wealthiest countries and individuals are responsible for a disproportionate share of emissions, whilst the poorest countries and sections of society are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Similarly, our use of natural resources is unsustainable and unjust. Technological change is essential but not sufficient; fundamental changes to economic models and social norms will also be required, but there is not yet sufficient public or political consensus to make these changes.

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New audio podcasts from the Charity Commission - Helping trustees tackle challenges and prevent problems at their charities

16 Jun 2014 - 13:47 by michelle.foster

The Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales, has published two new audio podcasts, designed to help charity trustees understand their duties under charity law.

Over two podcasts, trustees can hear from experienced Commission staff about the principles of some of the regulators guidance. The new episodes include:

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