In March 2020, the lights were dimmed on Manchester’s Arts and Culture sector, with theatres, libraries, museums and arts centres being amongst the first to close their doors to the public at the start of the pandemic.
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The Youth Covid-19 Support Fund is provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and administered by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The fund will focus on enabling the struggling, but most impactful, youth organisations in England to continue operating, where they may have scaled back service provision or temporarily closed due to reductions in their income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Is your eczema, psoriasis, or similar skin condition stressing you out?
Does it dent your confidence and self-esteem? Do you line in Greater Manchester?
If yes, this support group is for you.
Meet others who know and understand what you’re going through. Get tips on how to manage your condition.
Comic Relief with Paul Hamlyn Foundation have launched the next round of their joint UK Tech for Good funding programme. The Tech for Good programme was developed in response to the need for charities to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services.
There are now hundreds of free activities on offer to help older Greater Manchester residents through the winter, especially those living with dementia.
The activities will be provided through the Greater Moments app in partnership with Bright Copper Kettles CIC, an organisation who provides practical, evidence-based wellbeing activities within care homes.
The Big Life Group are excited to announce the launch of the Manchester Social Prescribing Development Fund.
The aim of the fund is to support new and established groups and organisations to build capacity and deliver projects to support social prescribing to people over the age of 18. The fund will support people in improving or help with managing their health and wellbeing.
£300,000 is available for voluntary sector activity to support mental health and wellbeing and reduce social isolation in Manchester.
Manchester City Council are particularly interested in support for the following groups:
The Local Connections Fund is a new £4 million fund to help charities and community groups in England that are working to reduce loneliness by helping them build connections across their communities.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund are investing £2 million each.
Buzz have 12 free mental health guides which you can download. The guides provide steps to help manage a wide range of mental health issues from anxiety and depression, to personality disorders and self-harm.
People across Greater Manchester are to be asked to help tackle inequality in the 10 boroughs as the city-region’s Independent Inequalities Commission launches an influential survey.
The drive to make Greater Manchester a more equal society will be informed by the new online survey designed to capture the views and experiences of residents across the city-region.