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Manchester Cares – Phone a friend referrals are open

15 Apr 2021 - 15:44 by michelle.foster

manchester cares logoAfter a temporary break, Manchester Cares Phone-A-Friend programme is now back open for referrals. Manchester Cares would love to meet anyone over 65 who you work with who you think may benefit from a little extra company.

Phone A Friend is for those living in the City of Manchester who might be isolated, not able to get out as much anymore and benefit from a meeting a new friend over the phone.

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The Fundraising Regular has updated their Coronavirus guidance

15 Apr 2021 - 15:39 by michelle.foster

fundraising regulator logoThe Fundraising Regulator has published updated guidance to support charitable fundraising organisations as they plan to resume public fundraising activities in line with the latest Government advice. Many charities are facing complex decisions, not only about their fundraising activity, but what that means for future income generation and the important work they do.

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Transport and social exclusion in the North of England

15 Apr 2021 - 15:34 by michelle.foster

transport for the northTransport for the North (TfN) is launching a new research programme to understand the links between transport and social exclusion in the North of England. As part of this, TfN are asking charities that work with communities affected poverty, deprivation, and social exclusion in the North to complete an online survey.

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The Big Lunch is back: 5-6 June 2021

15 Apr 2021 - 15:26 by michelle.foster

big lunch logoThe Big Lunch is the UK’s annual big date to celebrate and give thanks to our neighbours and communities. People meet, chat and have fun in their neighbourhoods, annually fundraising £8m for local causes they care about. The Big Lunch is your chance to celebrate community connections and get to know one another a little better. The big date is 5-6 June - join in online, on your doorstep, or over the fence. 

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter – 14 April 2021

15 Apr 2021 - 15:24 by michelle.foster

gmpaIn the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter CEO Graham Whitham looks at the latest official poverty statistics and the scale of inequality in the UK. GMPA have also shared their Impact Report 2017 – 2020. Dr Andrea Barry from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation writes about gender parity and David Bradley reports on the cost of learning in lockdown, updating the research carried out by the Child Poverty Action Group and Children North East.

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Manchester Adult Education Service Community Learning Fund 2021-2022

9 Apr 2021 - 09:56 by michelle.foster

maes logoThe main purpose of the Community Learning Fund (CLF) is to reach disadvantaged communities and individuals, to enable them to participate in learning and to progress towards further learning and/or sustainable employment.

The aim of the fund is to build the skills levels of Manchester residents while complementing other available provision and providing progression routes to further learning, employment and volunteering.

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