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Cast your vote for the Best Community Space Spirit of Manchester Award 2016

1 Jul 2016 - 12:32 by michelle.foster

Voting is now open to vote for the Best Community Space Spirit of Manchester Award 2016.

Award criteria
A community space can be a piece of land or a building available for use by the community. Organisations needed to show:
• Best use of a community space
• How the space is seen as central within the community
• The impact it has within the local community

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Let's talk about the EU Referendum....

19 Apr 2016 - 15:37 by Mike Wild

Do you realise that the result of the EU Referendum will be announced in Manchester? Must admit, that one had passed me by in the midst of a lot of noise which is supposedly the national debate. Campaigning has only just officially started but of course it’s been going on for months if not years already. There’s a lot of media coverage about the political positioning and opinions being hurled back and forth in speeches. There are fairly regular “sector” positions reported in the media too on both sides – particularly the voice of business leaders.

Better Community Business Network grants initiative

11 Mar 2016 - 09:56 by michelle.foster

Better Community Business Network Grant Initiative aims to provide small grant awards to empower charities and local community projects for the betterment of society. This initiative will distribute up to £3000 per month to small but credible community projects, which are able to demonstrate the positive impact that they add to the local community.

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I agree: the way we think about charity is dead wrong.

11 Dec 2015 - 12:49 by Mike Wild

I'm being a bit cheeky calling this one a blog as 99.99% of this page is not by me at all. However, this is a good place to share it.

Below is a talk given by an American activist and fundraiser called Dan Pallotta. He brilliantly sums up some of the attitudes which distort the way the charity sector functions. I heartily agree with a lot of what he says - it's well worth watching. 

Manchester Youth Market Programme - Applications now open

20 Nov 2015 - 10:46 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Youth Market programme is one of We Love Manchester charity’s flagship projects. It will help young, budding entrepreneurs to make the transition from developing a business idea to taking it to the public to test trade.

Working with key partners such as the Princes Trust, Innospace, the Business Growth Hub, the Manchester Enterprise Centre, vInspired and The Manchester College, the programme will ensure young people have access to a wide range of training to prepare them for trading.

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Manchester Christmas Markets 2015

20 Nov 2015 - 10:45 by michelle.foster

The capital of Christmas in the UK, undisputed since the arrival of the first Christmas Markets from Europe 17 years ago, Manchester is the perfect place to get in to the Christmas spirit.

The celebration has grown each year with an ambitious spread of festive cheer to each and every corner of the city with attractions for all the family and all ages.

This year, make sure Manchester is on your Christmas list – everything else will simply fall in to place.

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Get involved with Small Business Saturday 2015 on 5 December

20 Nov 2015 - 10:43 by michelle.foster

Small Business Saturday 2015 takes place on the busiest shopping day of the year – Saturday 5 December. It is a national campaign to celebrate small businesses and the value they add to the character of your community.

On the day you can shop for unique Christmas gift ideas and enjoy local promotions, offers, events and activities.

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My Future - Work Experience for Young People in Manchester

10 Jul 2015 - 15:22 by Mike Wild

My Future is a new programme supported by Manchester College and Manchester City Council to provide young people aged 16 to 24 with experience in a real working environment and an opportunity to increase their knowledge and develop new skills.

The programme is based around a 4 week pre-employment training period followed by a 13 week paid (minimum wage) work placement with a local employer. This can be a voluntary sector organisation or social enterprise as well as local companies and public sector bodies.

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