Manchester was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2017, following a successful bid from a partnership led by Manchester City Council, The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and involving a range of partners, publishers, festivals, writing agencies, libraries and cultural organisations.
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The Manchester Move system started in 2011. Since then, fewer social homes are becoming available for people to rent, there has been a large rise in homelessness and more people have joined Manchester Move hoping to get a social home.
Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants (under the age of 25) living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status. Average grant size is around £12,000.
The Auto Trader Community Fund welcomes applications from grassroots community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester and is offering awards of up to £1,000. For this round the fund specifically want to support community groups in Greater Manchester whose core activity is aimed at supporting older people in the community.
Has Coviid-19 highlighted challenges or opportunities your charitable organisation wants to address? Do you need help to plan your strategic future?
The Pilotlight programme is looking for leaders of ambitious charities and social enterprises based in England and Wales who are open to change and challenge.
Inspirational Black innovators in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) that we should all know about.
For Black History Month, Manchester Libraries are highlighting some of the individuals, past and present, who should be routinely recognised for their achievements. You can watch them all live on their Facebook page here
Throughout October online and in libraries across Manchester a new collection of specially commissioned video performances from Black poets and spoken word artists in Manchester to be launched during Black History Month.
The poems will be broadcast on the libraries social media platforms and screened in libraries across Manchester. Artists include Peter Kalu, Shirley May, Mandla Rae and Recce Williams.
The Greater Manchester Race Equality Panel aims to address the systemic inequalities, racism and discrimination which disadvantage the people of Greater Manchester because of their culture, ethnicity or race.
The purpose of the panel is to:
Anyone with no or low digital skills will be able to work towards essential digital skills qualifications.
The Manchester Adult Education Services (MAES) accessible courses will support you to develop your digital skills for work and everyday life.