This year's Spirit of Manchester Awards are now open for nominations! Don't miss the chance to highlight and celebrate all your work - read the criteria and guidelines and make your application. The deadline is 30 May
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Lloyds Bank is running its annual community fund promotion as part of its responsible business programme and inviting nominations for local good causes in the UK.
Anyone over the age of 18 years and who is resident in the UK can nominate a project or a service that makes a positive difference to the local community for a cash prize. Awards range from £3,000 for a first place to £2,000 for a second place, £1,000 for a third place, and £500 for a fourth place.
The Equity Foundation grants exist to ensure that grassroots community groups are able to access the resources they need to deliver in their communities.
There are currently three funding streams:
Equity Green Shoots Fund – grants of up to £2,500 for projects with a clear focus on supporting people in to work and promoting financial inclusion
Equity Healthy Communities Fund – grants of up to £2,500 to support projects and groups whose primary aim is to improve or promote healthy living
The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust has now moved into their new home in Manchester Central Library. The new local history displays in the ground floor area of the library make use of many elements of their collection and Manchester’s diversity is reflected well.
The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education are very proud of the new library and would like to show you around on a guided tour.
Three dates are available:
Wednesday 30 April, 2pm
Thursday 8 May, 6pm
Friday 16 May, 2pm
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You can help The Big Lottery to learn from support providers who assist your organisation and its work by forwarding this survey to them.
The Thomas Wall Trust consider applications for grants of up to £1,000 for small charities, running specific projects that address the educational and social needs of their communities.
What can be funded?
Specific projects or activities serving the educational and social needs of the community.
Grants do not normally exceed £1,000 and it must be clear how a grant of this size will make a significant contribution to the project or activity.
Ever thought about starting your own business? Are you aged 16–21?
Trade at Manchester Youth Market for free (no stall charge for the first four weeks).
The Youth Market runs on Saturdays in Church Street, Manchester city centre.
To find out how you can get started contact Dawn Pickering, on 0161 234 5710, or email: email@example.com
Macc has been asked to put forward a number of equalities representatives for the new Manchester Leaders Forum.
Manchester Leaders Forum
This Forum provides strategic leadership to the wider partnership on the delivery of the city’s priorities of growth, people and place as set out in the Community Strategy. Members of the Forum will be leaders in their field who are motivated to work together to drive forward the city’s priorities and to provide leadership to the wider partnership.
Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year, that are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. The projects should take place within a small area for a small group of people such as 20 or 30 streets or a couple of villages.
Using money raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery, People's Health Trust has opened Active Communities in HealthForm - Manchester, Stockport, Trafford and Salford.
Greater Manchester is to be one of the first areas in the country to have an independent committee to scrutinise ethical standards in policing.
The behaviour, actions and decisions of police officers and staff must always be in support of the public interest. Public trust and confidence in policing as an institution is crucial to build safer communities, and to earn this police need to be open to scrutiny and be transparent.