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Manchester Leaders Forum

3 Apr 2014 - 14:15 by michelle.foster

Macc has been asked to put forward a number of equalities representatives for the new Manchester Leaders Forum.

Manchester Leaders Forum
This Forum provides strategic leadership to the wider partnership on the delivery of the city’s priorities of growth, people and place as set out in the Community Strategy. Members of the Forum will be leaders in their field who are motivated to work together to drive forward the city’s priorities and to provide leadership to the wider partnership.

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Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities

The aim of the fund is to build the skills levels of Manchester residents while complementing and providing progression routes to further learning and employment and volunteering. There is an emphasis on creative and innovative ways of engaging non-traditional learners. The key objectives of this activity are: • To deliver a programme of community learning activities which enable adults to move towards sustained employment and active citizenship, improving employability and essential skills and/or providing opportunities for learners to become involved in the local community • To encourage Manchester residents who are workless and have low level skills to engage in learning and progress to further training opportunities, particularly targeting those who mainstream provision struggles to engage • To provide information, advice and guidance on further learning opportunities for workless residents from voluntary and community based organisations to mainstream skills and employment support services
Total budget (£): 
545,000
Maximum award/grant (£): 
125,000

Civil Society Questionnaire on Poverty and Inequality

14 Mar 2014 - 09:44 by michelle.foster

Edge Hill University are undertaking a study on behalf of the Webb Memorial Trust looking at civil society approaches to reducing poverty and inequality in the UK.

As part of the study they are keen to get views and perspectives from civil society actors, both individuals and organisations, about ways in which civil society currently addresses poverty and inequality in the UK and the challenges involved.

To complete the questionnaire, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JMV62H7

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Show your Support by hosting an Armed Forces Day 2014 event

7 Mar 2014 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

Plans are fully underway for the sixth annual Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28 June, and you can show your support for the Armed Forces and Veterans by applying for funding to host your very own event.

For the last five years Armed Forces Day has been celebrated by events big and small across all of the United Kingdom, and even abroad. As well as the national event, hosted this year by the City of Stirling in Scotland, a series of smaller events will take place up and down the UK to recognise the outstanding work of our Armed Forces.

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Hough End Hall: Let’s make it ours!

7 Mar 2014 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

Hough End Hall is a Grade II listed, former family home of the Mosley family in Chorlton and is up for sale. Chorlton Civic Society project in conjunction with Three’s Company are looking at this as a great opportunity to buy the building and keep it in the community for use by the community.

The building has a long history, being built in 1586, and said to be “the best, the only major Elizabethan mansion of Manchester red brick…with mullioned and ransomed windows and gables”.

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Welfare reform research will inform future changes

21 Feb 2014 - 11:19 by michelle.foster

NCVO is to undertake a major research project into the effects of recent welfare reforms on charities and their beneficiaries.

The year-long project will consider the effectiveness of recent welfare reforms and identify the impacts they have had. The review will take evidence from charities and is intended to inform thinking on any future changes to welfare policy.

The project launched with a call for evidence from charities on the impact reforms have had on their beneficiaries and the ways in which charities have changed the support they provide to beneficiaries.

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International Women’s Day 8 March 2014

14 Feb 2014 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

Manchester’s theme this year is Women as Peacemakers, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. It acknowledges the role that women have played and continue to play in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

Manchester will celebrate with a range of activities across the city throughout March and an awards ceremony on 7 March.

For further information, visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/IWD  

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The Challenge for Manchester

27 Jan 2014 - 15:12 by Mike Wild

Before Christmas, Mike Wild (Chief Executive of Macc) and Nigel Rose (Macc’s Strategic Lead on Commissioning) met with Geoff Little (Deputy Chief Executive of Manchester City Council) and Carol Culley (Assistant Chief Executive, Finance and Performance).  We wanted to discuss the impact not just of the next wave of public sector cuts but the prolonged effects of recession. We also wanted to explore the Council’s views on how the voluntary and community sector can rise to meet the challenges faced by the communities in Manchester.

The Big Questions audience invitation

13 Jan 2014 - 15:09 by michelle.foster

The Big Questions is now looking for audience members for series seven. The show will be broadcasting from Salford Quays on Sunday 19 January 2014.

There will be two shows filmed on this day, at 10am and 2pm.

The Big Questions is the BBC’s flagship ethical and moral debate programme. It is hosted by the experienced television and radio presenter Nicky Campbell, and airs on Sunday mornings from 10am-11am and from locations all around the country.

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