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Free places available on pre-retirement course

8 Jan 2014 - 13:22 by michelle.foster

For over 30 years PRAGMA, an independent charity, now part of the Age Concern Manchester group of charities, has run short courses to help prepare people for their retirement. The courses examine some of the major changes and challenges that are often brought about when someone leaves paid work.

PRAGMA have a team of specialist tutors who provide information about: taxes in retirement, financial planning, state benefits, wills, trusts, power of attorney, volunteering, maintaining good physical and mental health, concessions and relationships.

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Age-friendly Manchester Small Grants Fund

7 Jan 2014 - 15:49 by michelle.foster

Do you have a project you'd like to get up and running in 2014? Are you looking for funding to continue running a group or activity for older people in your neighbourhood? The Age-friendly Manchester Small Grants fund provides small grants of up to £300 to projects that benefit older people living in the City of Manchester.

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Assist Neighbourhood Care Group - Trustees Required

9 Dec 2013 - 11:31 by michelle.foster

Assist is a small charity in south Manchester that provides support to older people in the community. Assist has an excellent reputation in south Manchester, have hard working staff / volunteers and a dedicated board of trustees.

Assist are facing a challenging year in terms of future funding and need new dynamic trustees who are willing to get involved to oversee and support the organisation through the current and future challenges.

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Age-friendly Manchester Small Grants

The Age-friendly Manchester Small Grants fund, run in partnership with Trinity House Community Resource Centre, provides grants of up to £300 to community groups working with or for older people in the City of Manchester. Most awards are short-term events or projects but funding also given to groups for subsistence support.
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Fulfilling Lives : Ageing Better. Update

5 Nov 2013 - 15:04 by hannah.powell

The main purpose of the Big Lottery investment is to support older people who are marginalised or most at risk of social isolation and loneliness so that they can lead more fulfilling lives.

Following the successful initial expression of interest from eight of the ten Greater Manchester Authorities, GMCVO have now been appointed the lead organisation to take the bid through to the next stages; to develop the vision and strategy for better ageing and the final Partnership Business Plan which needs to be completed by the beginning of April 2014.

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Manchester City Council Advice Tender

30 Oct 2013 - 17:39 by Nigel Rose

A new tender from Manchester City Council has been advertised on The Chest. The tender is for advice services and is in 3 parts. Part 1 is for City-Wide Advice Services. Part 2 is for Targeted Individual/Family Advice Services. Part 3 is for a Framework Agreement for the Provision of Innovative Advice Solutions. All the tenders are for 1 year with the possibility of an extension for another year.

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Lobbying and Transparency Bill

24 Oct 2013 - 19:01 by Mike Wild

At our Spirit of Manchester awards event last month one of the categories was for Most Successful Campaign. We wanted to acknowledge campaigning work because we’ve always believed that it’s the job of charities not just to meet needs but to drive change for the longer term. The history of social change in this country has been driven by the campaigning efforts of groups for centuries.