The Financial Scrutiny Committee of Manchester City Council met on Thursday 9th Jan. The two main items under consideration were reports on "Commissioning of Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations" and an "Update of Progress in Developing the Commissioning Hub".
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TAY Radio is the Royal Exchange Theatre's online radio project, run and managed by young people aged 14 - 21 as part of the Theatre's Truth about Youth project.
After the success of TAY Radio last year The Royal Exchange are bringing it back. The Royal Exchange are looking for young people to get involved in creating a vibrant radio broadcasting presence, working alongside ‘Chris Jam’ - a renowned radio presenter, DJ, poet and creative, who has worked on Kiss FM, Galaxy and Unity Radio.
Are you a serious runner? Complete novice? Gym bunny who wants to get outside? Celeb spotter?
This is a race for anyone, no matter what your ability!
Sign up now to take on the challenge of the nation’s favourite 10K running event, and become part of the team running to raise funds for the MASH's important work with vulnerable women.
The race takes you and 40,000 other runners round the city centre streets, entertained by live music and taking in the sights and sounds of Manchester, all filmed for a live TV audience.
There is a free furniture scheme operated by St.Vincent De Paul on the Cringlewood Car Park, Yew Tree Lane, on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am to 1pm to supply people on benefits. Each household can have items per year.
Have you used infertility services in Manchester?
Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to hear about your experience. NHS Central Manchester CCG is committed to ensuring that the patient voice is heard and used to shape and improve services.
Central Manchester CCG want to know more about your experiences of the NHS Infertility Services from when you first consulted your GP, right up to being treated at a Specialist Infertility Centre.
For over 30 years PRAGMA, an independent charity, now part of the Age Concern Manchester group of charities, has run short courses to help prepare people for their retirement. The courses examine some of the major changes and challenges that are often brought about when someone leaves paid work.
PRAGMA have a team of specialist tutors who provide information about: taxes in retirement, financial planning, state benefits, wills, trusts, power of attorney, volunteering, maintaining good physical and mental health, concessions and relationships.
Arts ventures looking to raise investment can apply for an investment readiness grant as part of a new initiative to bring more capital into the arts sector.
Investing for Good and Cabinet Office are developing a new social investment fund for the arts sector. The Arts Ventures Fund will open in 2014 and aims to increase access to and participation in arts and culture amongst older people, establish education projects for young people and support projects in the wider community.
The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, reissued an alert in May 2013 for charities about the risks when getting involved in arrangements to enter into tenancy agreements and take advantage of business rates relief.
Do you have a project you'd like to get up and running in 2014? Are you looking for funding to continue running a group or activity for older people in your neighbourhood? The Age-friendly Manchester Small Grants fund provides small grants of up to £300 to projects that benefit older people living in the City of Manchester.
Manchester City Council is inviting voluntary and other third sector groups to bid for a share of a new £250,000 fund which will combat food poverty in the city.
Manchester City Council has made the additional funding available under its Local Welfare Scheme to help the most vulnerable residents in crisis situations, for example the homeless or those fleeing violence or domestic abuse.