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International Women’s Day 8 March 2014

14 Feb 2014 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

Manchester’s theme this year is Women as Peacemakers, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. It acknowledges the role that women have played and continue to play in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

Manchester will celebrate with a range of activities across the city throughout March and an awards ceremony on 7 March.

For further information, visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/IWD  

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UK Network of Age-friendly Cities - tender opportunity

14 Feb 2014 - 09:25 by michelle.foster

The work of the Age-friendly Manchester team (formerly Valuing Older People) continues to enjoy a very high national and international profile. Other cities look to Manchester on a regular basis in terms of their ageing work and, in 2012, the UK Urban Ageing Consortium ( a partnership between Manchester City Council, Manchester University, Keele University and the Beth Johnson Foundation) launched the UK Network of Age-friendly Cities.

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Nominations are now open for The National Diversity Awards 2014

14 Feb 2014 - 09:23 by michelle.foster

This is your annual opportunity to recognise local role models, entrepreneurs and community organisations is here.

If you know an individual or organisation that represents true diversity, then nominate them for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards.

A collection of some of the nation’s most inspirational and selfless people gather each year to recognise the extraordinary work of those who have demonstrated an outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s society.

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Eastlands Homes' Community Grant - apply now

7 Feb 2014 - 14:37 by michelle.foster

Funding is available to support projects and activities operating in east and south-east Manchester. Applications are encouraged from all of Eastlands Homes' areas - Openshaw, Beswick, Clayton, Miles Platting, Ardwick, Levenshulme, Longsight, Rusholme and Gorton - but must benefit the local community in order to be considered.

Eastlands Homes is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2003 that has grown to around 8,000 properties, largely due to two stock transfers from Manchester City Council.

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ESF Community Learning Grants in the North West for 2014-2015

7 Feb 2014 - 11:11 by michelle.foster

Grants of up to £13,500 are available to organisations in the North West who are running community projects that enable people to take that step further towards employment.

ESF Community Learning Grants not only fund the projects but also help to build the skills and capacity of the organisations that are running the projects, to ensure that the good work they are doing can continue well into the future. This could be just the programme to help your organisation make the social impact in your community that it needs.

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Our Place Programme

7 Feb 2014 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

£4.3m package of support and grants for neighbourhoods has been made available by the Department for Communities and Local Government to support at least 100 neighbourhoods, with 20 driving proposals which break new ground.

What is Our Place?
Our Place aims to give people more power over local services and budgets in their neighbourhoods, aligning these with all the other resources that the community can bring.

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Sport Relief Community Cash 2014

7 Feb 2014 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

Sport Relief Community Cash is a grant scheme running across Greater Manchester of £100,000 with grants ranging from £500 to £1,000 available to small organisations that are working to help local people living tough lives in the city.

The grants are available to community organisations, registered charities, social enterprises, co-operatives, faith organisations and community interest companies. Groups which have been established for less than 12 months are eligible to apply.

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Woodward Charitable Trust - Children's Summer Playscheme Grant 2014

7 Feb 2014 - 10:31 by michelle.foster

Each year the trustees of the Woodward Charitable Trust set aside funds for summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years.

Grants can only be paid to registered charities.

Most grants awarded are in the range of £500 to £1,000. Around 35 grants are made each year.

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Cash 4 Clubs 2014

7 Feb 2014 - 10:30 by michelle.foster

Sport in the community is about local people, local facilities, local groups and organisations working together to provide opportunities to enjoy sport. Betfair and SportsAid recognise the importance of community sport, so Cash 4 Clubs has been set up to facilitate fundraising for community sports clubs throughout the country.

Cash 4 Clubs is a sports fund aiming to support grassroots sports clubs all over the country.

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