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Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

14 Mar 2014 - 09:49 by michelle.foster

If you've got an idea for a project to improve your local community, this programme can help make it happen.

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland are offering a fully funded year of learning and a grant to help you get started on a new idea or scale up an existing social enterprise.

During the programme you will develop as a leader and obtain the skills needed to take your organisation to the next stage.

The programme is incredibly practical and students can expect to learn from their peers, build new networks and be challenged by practitioners.

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£3000 grants for improved internet connectivity

14 Mar 2014 - 09:48 by michelle.foster

Grants of up to £3000 are available to fund the capital costs of faster internet connectivity.

Manchester and Salford City Councils are helping local businesses with a faster broadband installation scheme.

Manchester City Council has a commitment to support businesses in Manchester and are helping to fund the installation of superfast internet connectivity with up to £3,000 of vouchers to help with costs.

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Our Big Gig 2014

14 Mar 2014 - 09:45 by michelle.foster

Our Big Gig is a community music celebration which will take place across the UK from the 11 -13 July 2014.

Presented by Superact, this annual event brings communities together to improve community cohesion and inspire more people to take part in music making opportunities in their local area.

All Our Big Gig events are organised by local volunteers from Community Groups with support from Superact’s Project Managers. All events need to be at least four hours long, free to attend and present opportunities for people to participate in a range of musical activities.

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Civil Society Questionnaire on Poverty and Inequality

14 Mar 2014 - 09:44 by michelle.foster

Edge Hill University are undertaking a study on behalf of the Webb Memorial Trust looking at civil society approaches to reducing poverty and inequality in the UK.

As part of the study they are keen to get views and perspectives from civil society actors, both individuals and organisations, about ways in which civil society currently addresses poverty and inequality in the UK and the challenges involved.

To complete the questionnaire, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JMV62H7

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The Joyce Layland LGBT Centre Office Hire

14 Mar 2014 - 09:24 by michelle.foster

Community office
If you are looking for a fully equipped office with a positive atmosphere and a community-oriented approach then look no further that the LGBT Centre. The Joyce Layland LGBT Centre Office have a freshly painted, low cost office to let and it is ready to go. Including a desktop PC, storage, access to printing, photocopying and wireless internet this is a perfect space for a like-minded project or organisation.

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Students sleep rough in bid to end to destitution of asylum seekers

14 Mar 2014 - 09:21 by michelle.foster

Manchester STAR and Amnesty will tonight hold a Sleep-out on Oxford Road to campaign against the destitution of asylum seekers.

Thousands of asylum seekers are living in extreme poverty or destitute in Britain. Some are supported by the government, but simply do not receive enough to meet their basic needs, and others have been refused asylum and receive no support at all.

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Fair Chance Fund Launches for England

13 Mar 2014 - 15:12 by michelle.foster

The Cabinet Office (CO) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is offering an innovative £15 million payment by results programme that aims to improve outcomes for young, homeless people.

The Fair Chance Fund aims to move at least 2,500 homeless, young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) into sustainable accommodation and at least 1,000 of those into sustained employment, education or training over 36 months - from January 2015 to December 2017.

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TestTown 2014

12 Mar 2014 - 16:13 by michelle.foster

TestTown is Britain’s biggest high street enterprise challenge. It offers innovative young people the chance to test out great business ideas for real, in town centres all around the UK.

TestTown is a 7 day enterprise programme for young people aged 16-30 that is part pop-up festival, part skills course, part innovation competition by Carnegie UK.

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PANDA Arts Marketing Training Scheme

12 Mar 2014 - 15:43 by michelle.foster

Are you?
• Aged 18 to 25 years old?
• Currently unemployed, studying, volunteering or not working Full time?
• Interested in working in the arts, cultural and creative industries e.g. theatre, dance, art, film and design?
• Want to undertake some on-the-job training in project management, create a film or learn online marketing and promotional skills?
• Based in Manchester?

If you have answered yes to all of these, then you may be interested in applying to PANDA’s Arts Marketing Training Scheme: 'Foot-In-The-Door'.

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