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Revised TUPE Guidance

6 Feb 2014 - 13:28 by Nigel Rose

On 31 January 2014, new regulations on TUPE (Tranfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)) came into effect updating the 2006 regulations. Acas has produced a leaflet to help employers better understand what the changes mean and how they may affect their business. TUPE is legislation that governs the transfer of employees from one organisation to another when a public contract changes hands.

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Heritage Lottery Fund - Parks for People

31 Jan 2014 - 11:23 by michelle.foster

The Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Parks for People is for projects related to historic parks and cemeteries in the UK. You can apply for a grant from £100,000 to £5million.

Parks for people projects need to contribute towards the ten outcomes listed below.

Outcomes for heritage:
With HLF investment, heritage will be:
• better managed
• in better condition
• better interpreted and explained
• identified/recorded

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Safe Giving Advice

31 Jan 2014 - 11:20 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Kurdish Association have been working with Greater Manchester Police to promote "Safer Giving" message.

Charitable giving is important to all of us and can help improve people’s lives tremendously. However, sadly some organisations or individuals purport to collect for humanitarian causes but use donations to support organisations that support violent extremism.

The intention of the Safe Giving Advice is to ensure that residents in Greater Manchester are better informed and are therefore able to make safe decisions about charitable giving.

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Healthy Heart Grants

31 Jan 2014 - 10:53 by michelle.foster

Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants of up to £5,000 or £10,000 are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote heart health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities.

The funding opportunities are open to all groups. They are very keen to hear from any not-for-profit organisations, from small voluntary or grass-root development groups right through to charitable arms of sporting organisations.

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Volunteer with Retrak

31 Jan 2014 - 10:52 by michelle.foster

Retrak’s vision is a world where no child is forced to sleep on the street. This is a big challenge, and they can’t do it alone.

They are recruiting volunteers to give street children a voice and enable them to save more children’s lives.

Retrak are a Greater Manchester based international charity which relies on local support. They are partnered with Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire Service, and now they are expanding in to the community to try and find more support for vulnerable children.

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Community Youth Fund

27 Jan 2014 - 10:17 by michelle.foster

This fund is open to youth groups providing sports and diversionary activities, including groups supporting young people with disabilities.

Groups need to have young people actively involved in the running, implementation and leading of activities. This may be through a youth panel for example.

The group must encourage participation from volunteers, age range is 13 to 25 years.

Awards up to £2,000 are available.

The fund will pay for core running costs, equipment and will fund one off activities which have a long lasting impact and benefit.

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9 Lives Community Fund

27 Jan 2014 - 10:17 by michelle.foster

The Nine Lives Fund is a partnership between Forever Manchester and the Chambers of 9 St. Johns Street, Manchester.

This fund is open to youth groups providing sports and diversionary activities, including groups supporting young people with disabilities. Age range 10-18 living in disadvantaged areas of Greater Manchester.

Groups that encourage active participation from volunteers, have minimal cash reserves and limited access to funding support.

Awards up to £2,000 are available.

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Surviving Winter Fund – for luncheon clubs in Greater Manchester

23 Jan 2014 - 15:39 by michelle.foster

As part of the national Surviving Winter campaign Forever Manchester has £10,000 to give to Luncheon clubs in Greater Manchester.

‘Surviving Winter’ is an important campaign that generates funds to help some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and those most severely affected by fuel bill price hikes and rise in the cost of living.

Surviving Winter Awards are available to support the running of luncheon clubs across Greater Manchester.

This funding is to support the general running of your club and cannot be used for day trips for your members.

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Sign up and save money on your energy bills

23 Jan 2014 - 10:31 by michelle.foster

A newly launched energy-saving scheme will offer you a range of choices to help reduce your heating bills.

After major energy suppliers recently announced they were increasing their prices, Manchester City Council are urging residents to register their interest in a collective bulk-buy scheme by visiting: www.betterenergydeals.org.uk or calling 0800 988 2426. This scheme is supported by all the councils in Greater Manchester.

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