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Unit 16 – a temporary shop for all the community

19 Sep 2013 - 11:47 by michelle.foster

What would you do with a shop on Cheetham Hill Shopping Centre?

From September, Buddleia has taken over Unit 16 in Cheetham Hill Shopping Centre as a creative community shop.

Do you have an idea about how to use the shop?

Unit 16 will be an open space for the local community to:
• Try out new business ideas
• Launch new initiatives
• Host community meetings or events
• Share information
• Participate in workshops and training

The space is available to rent for 1 -4 days at a very low daily rate. Bookings are available until February 2014.

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Be Proud Awards 2013

19 Sep 2013 - 11:45 by michelle.foster

The Be Proud Awards are a great way to recognise anyone you know who has worked hard to change things in your area, improve the lives of others, or who has shown outstanding spirit. Young or old, individual or group – there are categories for all sorts of community heroes and Manchester City Council want to hear about who you think deserves an award. So, if you know someone who goes the extra mile to make a difference, why not nominate them now?


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The Prince’s Trust Team Programme – Community Project

19 Sep 2013 - 11:41 by michelle.foster

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme based at The Manchester College’s Fallowfield site is currently looking for worthwhile projects in the community for its students to complete.

Perhaps there’s a local youth club or community centre in need of refurbishment or an area of land or community garden that could do with a makeover.

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Consultation paper: Future role of the Manchester Board

19 Sep 2013 - 09:36 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Partnership has been operating within an evolving policy and governance context for some time, and there are now a number of issues which together merit a review of the role of the Manchester Board and how this sits within the wider partnership arrangements.

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Consultation on Adult Voluntary and Community Sector Commissioning

12 Sep 2013 - 15:01 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is shortly intending to put out to competitive tender the following services:
1. Advocacy Services
2. Carer Support Services
3. Employment Support Services
4. Dementia Support Services

Further information is available here

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Match funding for community projects – get your applications in now for festive activities

12 Sep 2013 - 13:49 by michelle.foster

Community First funding is available in several wards across Manchester. You can apply for £250- £2500. Decisions are made by a local panel. Each panel has set local priorities for their area.

You can find out more about these priorities by contact Manchester Community Central on 0333 321 3021 or by checking the website: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org

How to apply
Identify a project that meets the priorities

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Big Lottery Funding opportunity: Tackling Social Isolation of Older People in Greater Manchester

12 Sep 2013 - 13:47 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester is inviting expressions of interest from community and voluntary sector organisations interested in leading work to tackle the social isolation of older people.

Greater Manchester is a vibrant, diverse and exciting place to live. This in part results from the knowledge, skills, social networks, and economic contribution of our older people.

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Green Open Homes competition

12 Sep 2013 - 13:45 by michelle.foster

Win up to £20,000 funding and support for your event

The new Green Open Homes network supports low carbon open homes events across the country with resources, advice and a new online hub. Green Open Homes want to help more local groups and organisations to show off home energy saving improvements and inspire their neighbours to act.

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PRS for Music and PPL help organisations to get the legal permission they need to play copyright music

12 Sep 2013 - 13:43 by michelle.foster

In January 2012, both PRS for Music and PPL introduced joint licensing for community buildings run by voluntary organisations.

In response to the feedback received, they have commissioned a survey in order to see if the current tariff is representative of the usage of music within community buildings, and therefore ensure that their tariffs are fair and simple for licensees.

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