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Fully-funded digital training programmes launch

22 Apr 2021 - 14:19 by michelle.foster

fast track digital workforce imageThe Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund is a joint venture between Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership (LDSP), developed to address locally identified digital skills gaps and support Greater Manchester and Lancashire residents with accessible routes into digital employment.

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Association of Chairs report – Chairing through Covid: above and beyond

22 Apr 2021 - 14:05 by michelle.foster

association of chairs logoHundreds of Chairs took the time to share their experiences of the Covid pandemic with the Association of Chairs in November 2020, and made thousands of comments. 

The Chairing through Covid: above and beyond report reflects the experiences of 710 Chairs and Vice Chairs during the coronavirus pandemic providing a unique insight into the experience of chairing at this time. 

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Voluntary sector groups that relied on room rental for their income have been adversely affected by Covid-19 - new Macc report

21 Apr 2021 - 09:24 by helen.walker

Room to Rent, a new Macc report, looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the ability of a range of VCSE organisations to generate room rental income, especially during the original lockdown. 17 organisations from across Manchester were involved in this research and it found that organisations faced a number of challenges and had to adapt quickly to the original lockdown and the subsequent restrictions. However, and perhaps surprisingly, their experiences were not all negative and some organisations adapted very quickly.

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Aviva Community Fund – Round 3 2021 open for applications

15 Apr 2021 - 15:56 by michelle.foster

aviva community fund logoEvery three months, £250,000 will be shared equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects that matter to them most. Each charity can apply for funding of up to a maximum of £50,000 and Aviva employees will decide how the funding is distributed.

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The Global Majority Fund by Comic Relief

15 Apr 2021 - 15:53 by michelle.foster

funding imageThe Global Majority Fund is for organisations who work with communities facing racial inequality within the UK.

Muslim Charities Forum, Intermediary Partner to distribute the funds for Comic Relief, has opened the funding application process for small-medium organisations to apply for project or core costs for up to £10,000.

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Relief hub for families of Covid-19 victims in Manchester – Crowdfunding campaign

15 Apr 2021 - 15:48 by michelle.foster

nurturing foundations logoNurturing Foundations is based in Harpurhey, North Manchester, a challenging area which is ranked as the 2nd worst ward in England for the effect of long-term deprivation on children and families. Many have suffered adverse childhood experiences and most have very limited aspirations.

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New Café opportunity

15 Apr 2021 - 15:46 by michelle.foster

southway housing trust logoDo you want to run a brand new community café in a great location in Gorton?

New business opportunity for a local social / community enterprise, educational establishment, or charitable organisation to lease the kitchen and run a café for
residents and open to the public at Southway Housing Trust’s newly built Gorton Mill House development.

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