Church Action on Poverty is launching a brand new Speaking Truth to Power programme kicks off in January and are looking to recruit 24 individuals with lived experience of poverty (or a close ally working with people who have lived experience) to speak truth to power locally and nationally.
Papers outlining how Manchester City Council intends to address a budget shortfall of up to £105m for 2021/22 have been published.
No Going Back, Macc's latest report brings together the experiences of 22 local voluntary sector leaders who shine a light on the critical role that the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector has played during the response to the Covid-19 crisis. As well as reflecting on the lessons learned during the crisis, the leaders make the case for change going forward and highlight the unique opportunity society has to make things better in the future. Articles cover a diverse range of issues including: mental health; disability; community radio; funding; community centres; racism; sexual abuse; domestic violence; prisoners; commissioning; partnership; youth support; LGBT; and advice.
Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation?
Would you like to share a story of your new everyday activity, as part of the 2020 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?
We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 21-25 September.
The Hope Beyond grants programme aims to enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities, helping them and the communities they support to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The State of the Sector survey is back and we need your help!
A £3.2 million fund to improve security at places of worship at risk from hate crime attacks has opened for applications.
Ramadan Mubarak to those who are celebrating this month. This upcoming month is going to be difficult especially with the Covid-19 measures that are in place.
Manchester Local Care Organisation have worked with a Manchester Imaam, Maulana Mohammed Akeel to read out Covid-19 social distancing and health advice in Ramadan guidance in Urdu and English and the videos can be found here:
Urdu Covid-19 social distancing and health advice in Ramadan video
The Women and Equalities Committee is launching an inquiry and they want to hear about the different and disproportionate impact that the Coronavirus – and measures to tackle it – is having on people with protected characteristics under the Equality Act.
What are protected characteristics?
It is against the law to discriminate against someone because of: