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Communities in Focus Photo competition

22 Nov 2012 - 14:20 by michelle.foster

Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has teamed up with national communications charity Media Trust, and Northcliffe Digital's Thisis and localpeople community news sites to find inspiring images of communities and Big Lottery Fund projects making a difference.

Upload your photos showing how your BIG-funded project is making a positive difference for a chance to win a Canon D-SLR camera and two places on a photography training course. BIG-funded projects should enter the Big Lottery Fund Project category. All entries must be supplied with a caption explaining what the photo shows.

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Ending Youth Violence in East Manchester Small Grants Programme

16 Nov 2012 - 14:11 by michelle.foster

The East Manchester Ending Youth Violence Small Grants Programme will provide funding for voluntary, community and faith organisations working with young people in the East Manchester SRF area.

The grants will support work with young people who are involved in youth violence or are at risk of becoming involved.

Grants of up to £3,000 are available for activities and support for 13-25 year olds from the East Manchester SRF area to be delivered before 31 March 2013.

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Trustee Week 2012 - Visit our updated Trustees Toolkit

2 Nov 2012 - 09:59 by michelle.foster

To mark Trustee Week 2012, which is 5 – 11 November, we have updated and added new links to our Trustees Toolkit: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/trustees-toolkit

We are especially keen this year to support the facilitation of matching volunteers with specific skill sets to trustee opportunities through the promotion of the NCVO Trusteebank.

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£100 million made available for public parks over three years

1 Nov 2012 - 13:16 by michelle.foster

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and BIG Lottery Fund (Big) are to provide £100 million in grants for public parks over the next three years.

The Parks for People programme is designed to encourage more people to get involved in the management of their local part. The new funding will, for the first time, include projects that conserve historic cemeteries.

Parks for People is for projects related to historic parks and cemeteries in the UK. You can apply for a grant from £100,000 to £5million.

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Trustees Week 2012: 5 – 11 November

26 Oct 2012 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity's work. Trustees' Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

Trustees’ Week 2012 is 5 –11 November and their website: http://trusteesweek.blogspot.co.uk/ will be regularly updated with news and information in the run up to the week.

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Community Plus – New Santander Foundation Grants Fund

19 Oct 2012 - 16:26 by michelle.foster

The Santander Foundation has announced the launch of a new grants fund worth £1.23 million.

Designed to be quick and easy to use, nominations can be made by charities as well as Santander customers and staff.

Just visit any Santander branch and complete a nomination form. The completed form should be dropped into the box provided in your local branch. There are no closing dates and entries will be regularly considered by a panel of staff drawn from across the region. Successful charities will be notified within 2 months of submitting their nomination.

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Manchester's International Women's Day 2013 Grants

19 Oct 2012 - 11:31 by michelle.foster

This years international Women's Day grants provide an opportunity for not for profit groups to apply for small grants of £250 to £500 to host events that tackle the under representation of women in the arts, business, sport, science and the environment and promote work with different groups of women in Manchester.

Not-for-profit, voluntary and community groups can apply for grants of £250 to £500 to host International Women's Day events across the city during March 2013.

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Homelessness Transition Fund creates new fund - Future Ready Fund

12 Oct 2012 - 09:58 by michelle.foster

The aim of the Future Ready Fund is ‘To protect and enhance essential and strategically critical services for single homeless people and support them in the transition to becoming sustainable’

This means the fund is there to help organisations get ready for the future.

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