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Grassroots Grants Funding

7 May 2010 - 14:54 by Sam Borrett

Grants are still available to volunteer-led community groups in
Manchester and there is £190,000 available to allocate.

Grassroots grants is a funding pot for voluntary led community groups that are over 12 months old and have financial income of less than £30,000 per annum.

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Work for yourself with the Prince's Trust

6 May 2010 - 10:55 by Sam Borrett


The Prince’s Trust - Enterprise Programme funded by Manchester City Council offers pre and post start up guidance and support to help you start your own business.

The programme is designed for City of Manchester residents between 18 and 30 who are either long term unemployed, have few or no qualifications, been in care or in trouble with the Police.

The programme includes a 4 day Exploring Enterprise Course which will help you decide if working for yourself is right for you.

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Mentors Required

30 Apr 2010 - 15:38 by michelle.foster

Salford Foundation is currently looking to recruit volunteer mentors from local industry, colleges and the community to participate in the ACHIEVE project which will be delivered across Greater Manchester.

The project aims to provide female offenders with a mentor who will offer support and guidance to aid the client to overcome their specific barriers and move them toward training and employment opportunities.

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority publishes final scheme

29 Apr 2010 - 15:48 by michelle.foster

All 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester have agreed to submit a scheme to the Government for the creation of a new sub-regional authority.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority would be established to co-ordinate transport, regeneration and economic development functions for the whole of Greater Manchester. This new authority would work with the Government to manage the new devolved powers as part of the pilot city region agreement which was signed last December by the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities' (AGMA) leaders and the regional minister.

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Community Task Force

29 Apr 2010 - 15:47 by michelle.foster

Community Task Force (CTF) started on Monday 26 April and affects all 18-24 year olds who have been unemployed for 6 months. It is now mandatory that all individuals fulfill a 13 week programme for work experience within a not for profit organisation.

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The Charity Time Awards

29 Apr 2010 - 15:46 by michelle.foster

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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Reaching Communities: England

29 Apr 2010 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

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.

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Civic Voice launched

27 Apr 2010 - 12:44 by michelle.foster

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.

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