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RNIB desperately needs Sooty Box Collectors in Greater Manchester

29 Nov 2013 - 10:48 by michelle.foster

Could you or someone you know be an invaluable help to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) by emptying or finding a new home for our lonely Sooty collection boxes?

RNIB urgently need volunteers across Manchester to help raise funds to provide vital services to blind and partially sighted people. Your spare time could open doors for people with sight loss.

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NCVO Japan exchange visit

28 Nov 2013 - 11:42 by michelle.foster

For over 10 years NCVO has built connections with organisations across Japan, where civil society has been playing an increasingly important role in public service delivery.

NCVO have a long-standing partnership with the Japan Association of Charitable Organisations (JACO), working together to create new opportunities for professionals and organisations from both countries.

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Part of the Picture - LGB Drugs and Alcohol Research call for participants

27 Nov 2013 - 15:51 by michelle.foster

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) are looking to conduct interviews with LGB people who use or have used drugs and/or alcohol and have accessed help, advice or support for a substance use issue. This could include help, advice or support from substance use services, as well as the internet, friends and family, a GP, a telephone helpline, self-help books etc.

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Do you live, work or volunteer in Collyhurst and have an idea that could improve the area?

26 Nov 2013 - 16:08 by michelle.foster

If so, you could be awarded cash and support through the Star People programme to help change Collyhurst for the better.

Come along to Church of the Saviour, Eggington Street, Collyhurst, M40 7RN on Thursday 5th December between 12pm and 2pm for a chat and a brew to find out more.

Groundwork is working in partnership with UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs to raise awareness of the Star People programme in Collyhurst, Manchester.

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Consultation: Greater Manchester Draft European Investment Plan 2014 -2020

25 Nov 2013 - 11:22 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester (GM) has been allocated €415 million by the UK Government for the next European programming period from 2014 until 2020 and has produced a Draft European Structural and Investment Funds Investment Plan, which sets out the priorities which will be supported by funds that will come from the European Commission between 2014-2020.

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Personal Development opportunities with the Army in the North West

25 Nov 2013 - 11:15 by michelle.foster

103 Regiment in the North West (with centres in Liverpool, Bolton, St Helen's and Manchester) has developed a one day Personal Development Day which provides a no cost opportunity for individuals to gain an insight into leadership, teamwork, communication, confidence building, fitness assessment.

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International Women’s Day – Nomination deadline extended to 10 Dec

22 Nov 2013 - 11:17 by michelle.foster

The closing date for International Women’s Day Award nominations has been extended until 10 December 2013.

If you know a fantastic woman or a group of women who deserve recognition, please take this opportunity to nominate them.

This is an excellent opportunity to recognise women who have made an important difference within Manchester.

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Manchester City Council consults on mental health and wellbeing services

22 Nov 2013 - 11:03 by michelle.foster

Residents are being asked for their views to help Manchester City Council shape the future of mental health and wellbeing services in the city.

These are currently provided through a partnership between Manchester City Council and the NHS who are both looking at how these services are delivered within the city and how the system can be improved.

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Volunteering by asylum seekers

22 Nov 2013 - 11:00 by michelle.foster

Following a campaign by Refugee Action and NCVO, the Home Office issued revised guidance on 28 October making clear that it is not unlawful for refused asylum seekers to volunteer.

The guidance now allows asylum seekers to volunteer for public sector bodies, as well as charities, other voluntary organisations and fundraising bodies as they previously could.

For more information, visit: www.sandy-a.co.uk/employment.htm#vol-asylumseekers
 

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Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP)

22 Nov 2013 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

Over the last few months, as part of Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) have been visiting organisations, who are working with young people in the central Manchester district, to find out their experiences and hopes of involving volunteers within this delivery. The next phase of this project aims to bring these discussions forward to develop the VIP offer for the New Year, in part through two surveys (one for organisations/individual workers to complete and one for volunteers).

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