Switched On is a project run by Citizens Advice Manchester offering energy advice to young people aged 16-25, as many young people don't receive practical advice when starting to live independently about how to manage their household costs.
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Statisticians for Society connects small charitable organisations with volunteer statisticians. It aims to provide organisations with expert help to collect, analyse and present data. It was set up by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) to enable its members to donate their time and skills to good causes.
In the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter there is a report on the publication of a new guide for local and combined authorities about the voluntary adoption and implementation of socio-economic duty. There is an update on the Tameside Poverty Truth Commission and brief overviews of two reports about in-work poverty and left behind neighbourhoods.
Poverty Truth Commissions seek to discover the answer to the question,
“What if people who struggled against poverty were involved in making decisions about tackling poverty?”
The Cinderella Fund can be used by groups or individuals to support the cost of a short respite holiday, day trip or activity for disabled, sick, convalescent or disadvantaged children whose family are unable to afford the cost. Grants are available to residents who live within the geographical areas of Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire and North West Derbyshire.
Communities Addressing Gambling Harms is part of the Greater Manchester (GM) Gambling Harm Reduction programme which seeks to prevent and reduce gambling related harms across the city-region. This programme includes activities to: build understanding of gambling harms, improve provision and access to treatment and support, develop preventative interventions and engage with local individuals and communities to co-design change.
IKEA Limited and The National Lottery Community Fund have come together to support thriving, resilient and sustainable communities across the UK.
Places Called Home explores the idea that communities can become as important to us as our homes. It aims to inspire and help people get more involved in their local community as a positive, homely place to be and meet other people.
Funding for smaller, specialist organisations in England and Wales that support survivors and victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are led 'by, with and for' communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBTQ+ communities.
The Greater Manchester Strategy (GMS) is the overarching strategic document for the whole of the city-region, providing a shared vision, direction and series of actions to be delivered. The GMS is owned and adopted by the public, private and VCSE sectors.