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The Scurrah Wainwright Charity

12 Apr 2012 - 10:24 by michelle.foster

The Charity funds projects in England, primarily in Yorkshire and the North of England, as well as Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. It rarely funds work in any other part of the world.

It looks for innovative work in the field of social reform, with a preference for ‘root-cause’ rather than palliative projects.

It favours causes that are outside the mainstream, and unlikely to be funded by other charities. It will contribute to core costs.

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Towards Employability

12 Apr 2012 - 09:36 by michelle.foster

Trinity House Community Resource Centre are running drop-in support / training sessions throughout the year for 18 to 24 year olds living in the Old Moat and Burnage areas (M19 & M20).

Towards Employability has three key elements:

1. An initial engagement and recruitment period, with referrals from Job Centre Plus - Didsbury and Longsight and self referrals. During which a registration and individual action plan would be completed.
Access to accredited courses - 20 April 2012, 9:00 - 16:00 Food Hygiene in Catering Level 2

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The Weavers Company Benevolent Fund

11 Apr 2012 - 16:40 by michelle.foster

The Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund was set up in 1973 with funds from The Worshipful Company of Weavers, which is the oldest City of London Livery Company and has a history dating back before 1130 AD.

The Benevolent Fund Priorities are:
1. Helping disadvantaged young people
The object of the fund is to support projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. Young people are defined as being aged from 5 to 30 years.

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Would you like to become an Olympic Ambassador?

11 Apr 2012 - 09:19 by michelle.foster

Olympic Ambassadors will welcome visitors from all over the UK and the world to the North West during the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

The Ambassador Programme is the joint volunteer programme for Manchester, Salford and Trafford communities to get involved in the London 2012 games preparations and games times activities in the 3 communities.

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Attitudes to Foster Care Survey

11 Apr 2012 - 09:05 by michelle.foster

Caritas Diocese of Salford, a Greater Manchester social welfare charity that is also a Foster Care Agency, is conducting an online survey in order to find out more about the region’s attitudes towards Fostering and Foster Care.

The results will help vulnerable children in the care system by having a more targeted approach in attracting local carers.

The survey only takes 10 minutes to complete and applicants can enter into a prize draw to win a £100 M&S voucher.

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Achieve Pilots – Helping Ex-Offenders into work

5 Apr 2012 - 15:46 by michelle.foster

“Achieve” is a Ministry Of Justice scheme, to help ex-offenders into work, especially those with additional disadvantages. Participants in the scheme are either on community orders, released on licence, or released from a short sentence.

Greater Manchester Probation is delivering the scheme for the North West region. They are just finishing delivering the first contract and will begin a second one in April 2012.

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Hilton in the Community Foundation

5 Apr 2012 - 10:03 by michelle.foster

The Hilton in the Community Foundation aims to make a real difference to those most in need. It supports projects within the UK and Ireland that focus on Young People and Education, and Young People and Health.

There is no limit on the amount of money that a charity can request; however, the Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year). Funding can be requested for up to two years for any particular project.

Grants can be awarded for medium to long-term projects or for one-off causes.

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Nominet Trust

5 Apr 2012 - 10:00 by michelle.foster

The Nominet Trust will provide funding to organisations to carry out UK-based or international projects to improve and encourage the safe use of the Internet for educational, inclusion and other charitable purposes.

To make sure they achieve the greatest impact, their focus is on supporting projects and organisations that use digital technology to improve lives of the disadvantaged and vulnerable and to strengthen communities.

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