The Charity Times Awards are designed to recognise and reward excellence in the management and co-ordination of all charitable activities. This aim is enforced by the make-up of the judging panel, which represents the leading figures in the UK charity sector, and thus ensures the highest possible standards are set for the most prestigious awards ceremony in the charity calendar.
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The budget for Reaching Communities will be at least £100 million each year until 2013, grants of between £10,000 - £500,000 are available.
Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities who are most in need, and can really make a difference. Projects can be new or existing activities, or be the core work of your organisation.
They want to fund projects that respond to needs identified by communities, and those that fund projects that help those most in need including those people or groups who are hard to reach.
Third sector organisations seeking to improve their ability to win contracts to deliver public services are invited to apply to a new support scheme, administered locally by GMCVO.
A new umbrella body for the civic movement has been launched.
Civic Voice, which will represent civic societies in England, was launched on 17 April.
The charity is the replacement for the Civic Trust, which closed in April last year because of a lack of funding. Civic Voice says its activities will include campaigning, raising public awareness of the issues facing civic societies, fundraising and promoting civic pride.
This is a social group for single people (please note: this is not a dating agency).
The social group goes to the cinema, theatre, concerts / jazz, walking and eats out. The cinema club meets on a regular basis at the Cornerhouse.
There are no membership fees to join the group and the group is a non profit making organisation.
For further information and to join the group, contact Lila, on 0161 226 1214, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every second Monday of the month there is a reading group at the Hillary Step Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range.
The next meeting is Monday 10 May and the group are reading "Past Imperfect" by Julian Fellowes.
For information about the reading list for the year or to join the group, contact Lila, on 0161 226 1214, or email: email@example.com.
More than £1m available for community groups
Manchester City Council is launching its 11th year of Cash grants scheme, giving community groups across the city a chance to improve their local neighbourhoods.
Following the success of previous years, the City Council has once again set aside £1.2 million to help local people improve their areas and make them cleaner, safer and better places to live in.
The Clore Social Leadership Programme is inviting applications for its 2011 Fellowships.
The Roby is very pleased to announce the launch of their new Breakfast Club initiative.
The Roby are opening their doors from 8.30am till 9.30am every weekday to provide a friendly, fun and supportive space with a free breakfast and drinks provided.
To coincide with the official announcement of the date for the 2010 general election, KnowHow spoke with the third sector ministers from each of the three main parties to see how their policies would impact on the work of non profit organisations and charities.
KnowHow asked the same questions to each MP - questions they had received from their peers in the sector, which sum up many of the thoughts about the impact of a potential change in government.