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Learning Circles 2014

23 Jan 2014 - 10:30 by michelle.foster

Manchester BME Network is delighted to invite you to participate in their next Learning Circles. Learning Circles provide a space for you to come together with your peers to share your experiences and find solutions to your organisational issues and challenges.

These sessions are free, but places are limited.

The next Learning Circles are:

• Keeping Going: Is it really hard to keep going in the current climate? Is it a struggle to keep services running? Dates: 25 February, 4, 11, 18 March 2014

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Social Impact Awards 2014

23 Jan 2014 - 10:27 by michelle.foster

The Social Impact Awards 2014 are a national awards programme to celebrate and reward excellence in charities, not for profit and social enterprise organisations as well as public and private sector organisations who have made a ‘big difference’ in their communities.

The awards will be presented at an evening theatre style ceremony in Manchester on 7 May 2014, following a half day conference, which will provide education, information, advice and case studies for third sector organisations and their partners in the public and private sectors.

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The Orchard Windfalls Fund 2014

23 Jan 2014 - 10:25 by michelle.foster

The Tree Council has funds available to assist schools and community groups proposing to undertake well-planned orchard planting projects during National Tree Week, 29 November to 7 December 2014.

This grant fund is open to all Schools and Community Groups within the United Kingdom, with the condition that children aged sixteen or under with the condition that children aged sixteen or under are involved in the planting or, where the trees are too large to be directly handled by them, related educational activities.

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Health Education North West Announce Adult Learners Week Awards 2014

23 Jan 2014 - 10:11 by michelle.foster

Health Education North West is celebrating and promoting the national learning campaign Adult Learners Week in 2014 because learning is good for people and organisations.

Health Education North West would like your help to identify staff and volunteers, working in and across the whole of the Health and Social Care Sector, who have been transformed by learning and can inspire others to give learning a go. Nominating your learners and projects is a great way to celebrate learning, showcase what you do and encourage others to get involved.

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Employers: claim a cash incentive and make a difference to Youth Unemployment

23 Jan 2014 - 10:09 by michelle.foster

How does it work?
If you take on an 18-24 year old through Jobcentre Plus, who has been claiming benefits for at least six months, for 16 hours or more each week in a job lasting more than 26 weeks then you could claim a wage incentive.

What wage incentive could I claim?
For full-time work of 30 hours or more a week - £2,275.
For part time work between 16 and 29 hours a week - £1,137.50.

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Health Education North West Announce Adult Learners Week Awards 2014

23 Jan 2014 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

Health Education North West is celebrating and promoting the national learning campaign Adult Learners Week in 2014 because learning is good for people and organisations.

Health Education North West would like your help to identify staff and volunteers, working in and across the whole of the Health and Social Care Sector, who have been transformed by learning and can inspire others to give learning a go. Nominating your learners and projects is a great way to celebrate learning, showcase what you do and encourage others to get involved.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales launches new strategy

22 Jan 2014 - 09:42 by michelle.foster

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has announced its intention to launch a new funding strategy. The new strategy – to be launched in April - reflects discussions with charities and other funders, and will reinforce the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support small and medium sized charities in a challenging economic funding environment.

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The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund

22 Jan 2014 - 09:28 by michelle.foster

The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund, is available to football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations and is focused on supporting the development of new or refurbished local football facilities.

Managed by the Football Foundation on behalf of the funding partners – the Premier League, The FA and Government, via Sport England – the Fund is a three-year £102m commitment to improving the nation’s grassroots football facilities.

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Report about Manchester's Valuing Young People Board

21 Jan 2014 - 14:37 by Nigel Rose

Nigel Rose, Strategic Lead (Commissioning) for Macc comments on the proceedings of Manchester City Council’s Valuing Young People Board.

Manchester City Council is facing unprecedented levels of cuts. Provision for young people is facing reductions in common with every other area of provision. Officers of the Council are in the process of developing proposals for the cuts which will then come to the Valuing Young People Board for discussion and then out for consultation.

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Lipreading Class

17 Jan 2014 - 15:44 by michelle.foster

Who are lipreading classes for?
Lipreading classes are designed for people with a hearing loss who may be finding it difficult to follow conversations.

Sometimes, friends and families of people with a hearing loss also come along to learn how to communicate better with their friend or relative.

The emphasis of the class is on fully including people with a hearing loss so that they can fully understand what is going on in the class.

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