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Community Rights Grant Programmes

28 Sep 2012 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

Over £10m available to community groups looking to take over local services using the new rights
Community groups can apply for funding to help them use the new Community Right to Challenge in the Localism Act. The Right came into force on 27 June and will empower local community organisations to take over a local service that they can run more effectively.

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Visit our new Funding Portal

21 Sep 2012 - 10:45 by michelle.foster

We are pleased to announce recent improvements to our funding search facility which makes it easier to find potential funding for your group or project.

Following feedback from users of the previous system GrantNet, the new funding portal offers more control to the user and allows you to identify and select only funding schemes and awards that are appropriate for your project from over 5,000 sources including government, lottery and trust funds.

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Making it easier to set up and run a charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation: Progress Update

21 Sep 2012 - 10:41 by michelle.foster

The Cabinet Office have produced a stocktake on progress in making it easier to run a civil society organisation, such as a charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation.

In the last two years, the Cabinet Office have undertaken a comprehensive review of the regulation that affects the sector. The Cabinet Office are also investing more than £39 million in the infrastructure that exists to help civil society do more.

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BBC TV's The One Show Seeks Community Projects in Need of Help Across the UK

14 Sep 2012 - 12:20 by michelle.foster

The BBC TV's The One Show is looking for community projects across the UK that need a helping hand. It wants to use its influence to galvanise volunteer efforts in different schemes for a new weekly feature on the programme in the coming months.

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Apprenticeships - Join the Revolution

14 Sep 2012 - 12:16 by michelle.foster

Apprenticeships are changing. With over 200 different types of Apprenticeships across many industry sectors, there are more opportunities than ever before to undertake an Apprenticeship and earn whilst you learn. From finance to law, engineering to science, retail to healthcare, there is an Apprenticeship out there for you.

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£5,000 grant funding available for community groups in Manchester getting behind greener travel

12 Sep 2012 - 15:04 by michelle.foster

As part of the Greener Journeys initiative, three grants of £5,000 are up for grabs for Greater Manchester-based community organisations, clubs and charities to promote bus travel to their members or supporters. Working alongside local bus company Stagecoach and other major bus operators, Greener Journeys hopes to find local groups with the influence and credibility to encourage people in their communities to leave their cars behind and try the bus instead.

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State of the Wards Report 2011

11 Sep 2012 - 14:14 by michelle.foster

This State of the Wards Report is part of the State of the City 2010/11 series of reports. The State of the Wards Report presents an overview of performance at ward and neighbourhood level and highlights progress in a number of areas across the city, so that there is a better understanding of where improvement effort needs to be targeted.

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