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Arcon Housing Association specialist housing scheme inviting expressions of interest

31 Mar 2014 - 14:46 by michelle.foster

Arcon Housing Association is a well established Housing Association based in the centre of Manchester with 1,200 properties in management.

Whilst the majority of their properties are general needs homes, one of their values and objectives is to provide housing to specialist care providers. At present they have 6 schemes of this type in Manchester (including Marillac House) and these are leased to 5 different charities who provide care and support to adults with learning difficulties as well as people with drug and alcohol problems.

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Manchester becomes 11th Council to recognise plight of people forced into poverty and homelessness after fleeing persecution

28 Mar 2014 - 15:45 by michelle.foster

Manchester Council has voted unanimously in favour of a motion recognising the plight of people who have come to this country to seek safety, only to find themselves forced into poverty and homelessness.

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Adactus Housing Association have relauched their Neighbourhood Fund

28 Mar 2014 - 10:50 by michelle.foster

A quarter of a million pounds is available for community and neighbourhood projects across the North West in areas where Adactus Housing Group have properties.

The Neighbourhood Fund has now been running since 2010 and at least £200,000 has been available every year for community projects. In 2013 the Adactus Housing Group supported over 200 projects across the North West.

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The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust

28 Mar 2014 - 10:49 by michelle.foster

The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust are offering grants of over £5,000 to registered charities with the emphasis on helping: medical charities and research; older people; and those who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own.

Preference is given to smaller to medium sized charities where grants will make a difference. Applications for general grants from large well-funded charities (income in excess of £2.5million per annum) will be rejected.

The Trustees aim to support fewer charities with larger average grants.

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The Golden Bottle Trust and the Bulldog Trust Funding

28 Mar 2014 - 10:48 by michelle.foster

The Golden Bottle Trust and the Bulldog Trust are seeking to make small to medium sized grants (£1,000 - £30,000 over a maximum of 3 years) to new and existing organisations to enable them to get closer to achieving their goals.

For many organisations looking to finance new projects, seeking funding can be extremely difficult and in some cases, impossible. Common problems include time consuming application processes, minimum grant levels being too high, the project not fitting into a specific funding category or the organisation not meeting the strict criteria often required.

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The Shackleton Foundation

28 Mar 2014 - 10:47 by michelle.foster

The Shackleton Foundation invest in inspirational leaders and early-stage social enterprises with the potential to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people.

The Foundation provides up to £10,000 of seed funding and support to enable aspiring leaders and social entrepreneurs to establish their own ventures to help young people in challenging circumstances.

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Diane Modahl Sports Foundation Chair – Voluntary Position

27 Mar 2014 - 14:54 by michelle.foster

The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) is changing lives. Working with some of the North West’s most disadvantaged young people, the organisation has provided opportunity; the opportunity to aspire to – and achieve potential.

Potential can be about making friends, joining in, learning respect; potential can be about competing and winning, excelling (for a few) or achieving (for all) in sport, school and life.

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Inspire, Motivate and Engage are offering 200 charities a grant of over £5,000 of gift-in kind training

27 Mar 2014 - 12:55 by michelle.foster

At the end of last year, online training provider Inspire, Motivate & Engage (IME) conducted research with to explore the challenges facing them in 2014. This research highlighted that 92% of charities believe that creating career development opportunities is crucial to engage staff in 2014. However 85% explained that reduced budgets for training would make this difficult, negatively impacting staff recognition efforts, skills development and general professional performance.

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Science and Society Community Challenge Grant Scheme

27 Mar 2014 - 12:15 by michelle.foster

This new scheme offers financial support to individuals and organisations, to create and run pilot projects which take science to diverse audiences, and engage them with science in their own communities.

The scheme aims to:
• reach audiences of all ages and from all walks of life that are currently under-served by existing activities and inform, inspire and involve them in science
• investigate and test new methods of engagement and participation.

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