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End hate crime - grants available for activities in your neighbourhood

18 Oct 2013 - 11:01 by michelle.foster

Manchester wants to end hate crime by building on the city's reputation for celebrating diversity. You can help do this by holding an event or activity in your neighbourhood during Hate Crime Awareness Week. Your event should raise awareness of hate crime, including what it is and how people can report it.

Your group can apply for a grant of up to £200 to assist you to put on an event or activity in your neighbourhood. Events must take place between Monday 20 January 2014 and Sunday 26 January 2014.

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Adactus Housing Group Neighbourhood Fund

18 Oct 2013 - 10:59 by michelle.foster

The fund is available to support small scale community projects that will improve the quality of life for Adactus Group residents and make a real difference to the neighbourhoods where Adactus Group residents live.

This can include physical improvements such as gardening projects, security lights, play equipment, or community projects such as activities for young people, community fun days and luncheon clubs for older people.

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International Women’s Day Awards Nominations

18 Oct 2013 - 10:58 by michelle.foster

Manchester celebrates International Women’s Day every 8 March. The theme for 2014 is Women as Peacemakers.

Manchester’s International Women’s Day Women’s Awards 2014 is a great opportunity to celebrate women and inspire future generations of Manchester girls.

If you know a fantastic woman or a group or women who deserve recognition, take this opportunity to nominate them in one of the ten award categories.

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Europia drop-in evenings

18 Oct 2013 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

Europia is offering free support and advice for Eastern European language speakers on the 2nd and the 4th Monday in October to February 2014, 4pm to 7pm at Ada House, 2nd floor, 77 Thompson Street, Manchester, M4 5FY

Come along if you’re struggling with:
• Access to benefits and other public services
• Communications with utility companies, landlords and housing associations
• Exercising your rights as an employer or temporary worker
• Communications with social servuces and other statutory agencies

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AFRUCA Council of Elders

17 Oct 2013 - 12:49 by michelle.foster

Africans Unite against Child Abuse (AFRUCA) was established in May 2001 as a platform for advocating for the welfare of African children following the deaths of a number of newly-arrived children in the UK. It became a registered Charity in July 2002 and a Company Limited by Guarantee in October 2002 with a Board of Directors appointed to run the organisation.

AFRUCA prides itself as the premier charity promoting the welfare of African children in the UK.

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DBS (CRB) Checking Service - Charges from 1 October

10 Oct 2013 - 09:19 by michelle.foster

DBS Manchester at the Gaddum Centre has ended the free DBS checking service currently being offered to referred organisations through Volunteer Centre Manchester.

From October 1, 2013, the charges are as follows:

Volunteer checks £10
Non-Volunteer £15 (plus DBS certificate charges)
ID check £10

This still represents good value for money and DBS Manchester at The Gaddum Centre will, however, continue to train and advise customers on how to complete the application forms and conduct identity checks.

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Help GMYN Get Manchester Young People Running Businesses in the Heart of Their Communities

10 Oct 2013 - 09:17 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) has made it through the last stage of the RBS Inspiring Enterprise application process and the shortlisted applications are now being put to a public vote, including GMYN’s application for their innovative “Trade Up” project.

Working in partnership with Manchester Markets, GMYN will support disabled young people to work as groups to set up and run their own temporary market-based businesses. GMYN will then provide mentoring and practical start up support to 16 young people to enable them to run their own market stalls.

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Have you completed your electoral registration form?

10 Oct 2013 - 08:52 by michelle.foster

All Manchester households will by now have had their annual electoral registration form which they must complete as soon as possible.

Some people don’t realise that they have to register every year. It’s a legal requirement to complete the form and if you are not registered you can’t vote and could affect your credit rating – its quick and simple and if your details haven’t changed you can register by text, phone or online in less than 60 seconds.

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