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Spirit of Manchester Awards 2015 – get your nominations in by 3 July

16 Jun 2015 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

The Spirit of Manchester Awards is a series of awards celebrating and highlighting all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester’s voluntary and community sector. As well as providing recognition to the sector in these hard times, we want to raise the profile of the sector amongst the general public and encourage local giving and active citizenship.

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Do you run an inspiring or unique small business?

28 May 2015 - 09:39 by michelle.foster

The Small Business Saturday campaign is seeking 100 inspiring or unique small businesses from across the UK. Each business will be highlighted on the campaign’s website and social media channels in the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday on 5 December, giving great free local and national publicity.

For the past two years, the 100 small businesses have also attended a reception in Downing Street with the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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First Steps Enterprise Fund

24 Apr 2015 - 10:04 by michelle.foster

First Steps Enterprise Fund is a £300,000 pilot fund offering loan-grant packages to charities and social enterprises working in communities in the North West and South West of England.

Small community-led organisations can apply for up to £30,000 to help them grow their services and become more sustainable. The investments are the first steps towards accessing the wider social investment market and more financing options.

This fund is for community enterprises looking to take on their first loan to help the organisation move forward from start-up stage.

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