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Adult Learners Week - Nominations are now open

6 Jan 2014 - 12:47 by cheryl.mcalister

Adult Learners Week is a national celebration of lifelong learning which encompasses the ALW awards.

The awards celebrate the achievements of those who have made a significant difference to their lives through their learning journey.

If you know of an individual or organisation deserving of an award please visit: www.alw.org.uk/awards/2014 to make a nomination.

Deadline for submission is 5:00pm on 30 January 2014


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A Systematic Review of Research on Community Engagement to Reduce Inequalities in Health

6 Jan 2014 - 11:47 by Nigel Rose

Collecting evidence about whether community engagement works is difficult, far more difficult than measuring the effectiveness of a new medicine. A new report looks at 361 studies and concludes overall that community engagement works.

The review considered the following questions:

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Donate to Nonprofits Through Facebook

19 Dec 2013 - 16:14 by michelle.foster

Facebook have started to roll out a new feature called Donate that lets people contribute directly to nonprofits through Facebook.

The Donate feature will appear beside Posts in News Feed shared by participating nonprofits and at the top of their Facebook Pages.

When people click "Donate Now" they can choose the amount, enter their payment information, and immediately donate to that cause. They also have the option to share the nonprofit’s post with their friends.

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Grow Wild funding – Create your own Grow Wild Community Site

19 Dec 2013 - 16:05 by michelle.foster

A Grow Wild community site is a place where local people use UK native plants to create a space for everyone to enjoy.

Grow Wild are awarding £500 to £5,000 for each Grow Wild community site.

At the moment, your Grow Wild site might be an unloved, neglected and rundown area that you’d like to reclaim for the local community. You just need to tell Grow Wild how you want to turn it into an inspiring space for everyone.

With the funding, people from all over the UK will create stunning sites that everyone will love and use.

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Tesco Charity Trust Larger Grants

19 Dec 2013 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

The Tesco Charity Trust offers grants of between £4000 and £25,000 to charities working around their stores, and in the countries they source from. Tesco prioritise applications in the areas of children’s education and welfare, those with disabilities and the elderly.

Tesco Charity are now accepting applications for the January 2014 round of Larger Grants.

The Tesco Charity Trust considers requests for funding from charities working with:
• Children’s welfare and education
• Elderly people’s welfare
• Adults and children with disabilities

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Free entitlement for two year olds

19 Dec 2013 - 16:02 by michelle.foster

You may have heard of the free Early Education (childcare) entitlement for two year olds.

Manchester has been funded to provide Free Early Education for 2,270 of the most deprived two year olds in 2013 and 4,500 in 2014. Children are entitled to 15 hours of early learning in a range of settings for up to 38 weeks across the city. Manchester City Council want to ensure all two year olds who are eligible access their entitlement and would be grateful for your support in raising awareness and where possible support families to take up this free offer.

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Funded training programme

19 Dec 2013 - 11:47 by cheryl.mcalister

The Training Brokers have recently been granted funding to work with small businesses and charities in the Greater Manchester area to deliver fully funded vocational training to staff and volunteers working over 8 hours per week.
The training will consist of portfolio completion, observation and assessment; this will be done entirely at the workplace and one of our trained assessors will make regular visits to staff whilst they are working.
We offer several vocational training courses including:

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Greater Manchester Work Programme Leavers Tender Update

17 Dec 2013 - 16:35 by Nigel Rose

In order to facilitate the opportunity for organisations to act as partners for this tender, Salford Council is acting as a broker to exchange information between lead contractors and sub-contractors. Sub-contractors send their information into Salford Council who will then pass on that information to lead contractors. Further details are available on The Chest.

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GMP Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy consultation

16 Dec 2013 - 11:13 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Police are currently reviewing and revising their equality objectives and producing an Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) Strategy.

As part of this work, the Police and Crime Commissioner is assisting the Force in carrying out internal and external consultation on the proposed Strategy and Action Plan.

Initial work has been developed and internal consultation has taken place with key officers and Branch leads and they are now looking to consult with key voluntary sector networks.

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