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The Roby – Recruiting Trustee Board

1 Jun 2010 - 15:01 by michelle.foster

The Roby, a community mental health charity, urgently needs to recruit volunteer trustees for its Charity Board.

The Roby are a progressive, equal opportunities organisation seeking dynamic individuals with experience in mental health, social care, finance and HR (preferred but not required).

For further information and to express an interest, www.theroby.org.uk, or contact Ben Crouch, on 0161 257 2653.

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Volunteers wanted at Roof

1 Jun 2010 - 10:39 by michelle.foster

Roof is a homeless charity intended to link clients with social landlords and empower homeless people through long term volunteering, work and training geared towards long term security whilst acknowledging and referring clients to addiction support services and mental health services and working with existing day centre homeless projects.

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Have your say on the future of Fallowfield and Withington

1 Jun 2010 - 10:11 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is preparing District Centre Plans for Fallowfield and Withington and want your help to shape the future of the area. They are inviting residents, traders and shoppers to have their say on improvements that could make positive changes to the area.

District Centres play a major role in the lives of neighbourhoods, encouraging more people to live, work and visit the area which in turn supports economic growth.

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How to generate new funding and other ideas

26 May 2010 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

The Sourcing Innovative Solutions Guide produced by NCVO gives you practical suggestions on how to generate funding and other ideas to change your organisation for the better, illustrated with examples from Cancer Research UK.

Not every charity is as big as CRUK but anyone can be open to ideas and take risks. Adapting the methods for your own organisation could help you to increase your funds or serve your users more effectively.

To view the guide, please see below.

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Manchester Beacon Science Festival Community Awards 2010

25 May 2010 - 11:50 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Beacon for Public Engagement is inviting expressions of interest for the Science Festival Community Awards 2010. Four awards of up to £2000 each are available to develop community engagement activities during the Manchester Science Festival 2010, which is taking place from 23 – 31 October 2010.

These awards aim to make Science inspirational, accessible and relevant to local communities and to develop cooperative networks or collaborative partnerships to deliver the activity. These new partnerships must include a representative from each of the following sectors:

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Government Publishes Agreed Policies for Big Society Programme

25 May 2010 - 11:48 by michelle.foster

At a round table event in the Cabinet Room in Number 10, a group of civil society community activists and leaders met with the Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude and Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd to debate the agreed policies for the Government's Big Society programme.

Big Society is a cross-Government policy programme that aims to create a climate that will empower local people and communities and devolve power from Whitehall.

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Prince’s Trust Community Cash Awards

24 May 2010 - 13:58 by michelle.foster

Community Cash Awards are grants to help you set up a project that will benefit your community.

Grants of up to £3,000 are available and support to help plan your project, research your budget, set goals and learn about your community will be provided.

To apply for a grant you must be either:
• aged 14-16, and achieving or at risk of achieving less than 5 GCSEs grades A* - C, or
• aged 16-25 and not in education, training or work (or working less than 16 hours a week)

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Age UK Summer Grant Programme

19 May 2010 - 12:17 by michelle.foster

Age UK's Summer Grant Programme offers funding in support of activities for older people aged 50 and over in England.

Grants of up to £500 are available to any voluntary or charitable club whose objectives are similar to those of Age UK and whose annual turnover is less than £30,000 per annum.

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Find Your Community Space

19 May 2010 - 12:08 by michelle.foster

MyCommunitySpace is a place for community and voluntary sector organisations to find or advertise premises for hire. Whether you’re after long-term office space or a room for a one-off event, you’ll find it on MyCommunitySpace.

They also offer free advice and resources on all aspects of finding and managing premises.

For further information, visit: http://www.mycommunityspace.org.uk/search_property_result.aspx.

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Nick Hurd is new charities minister

17 May 2010 - 14:42 by michelle.foster

Conservative MP Nick Hurd has been announced as the voluntary sector’s new minister.

After a year and a half as shadow charities minister, Hurd has now secured the role within the new coalition government.

The son of former Conservative home secretary Douglas Hurd, Nick Hurd was elected to parliament in 2005. He has served on the environment audit committee and in 2006 successfully took through parliament a private members bill, the Sustainable Communities Act.

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