Institute for Voluntary Action Research are running online peer support sessions for leaders of charities, community organisations and social enterprises. Over 300 people from across the UK have taken part so far. Their organisations are active in 17 fields including the arts, criminal justice, education, equality, infrastructure and migration.
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.
The VCSE Leadership Group has published a discussion paper on 'Building Back Better' in Greater Manchester to create a more inclusive economy, together with the VCSE sector and the wider social economy.
The report provides a range of successful, practical ideas and live examples which are likely to produce a more inclusive, green and localised economy.
How does the current state of society make you feel? Is it fair? Do you feel represented? Do you see people who look like you, sound like you, at the highest levels of politics, business and education?
Do you want to make change but feel unsure how to? If you do, this free programme is for you.
This campaign will showcase 50 leaders building a new status quo, impacting others through kindness. The campaign will share stories and leadership styles, and the effect they have on their organisation and industries.
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.
Institute for Voluntary Action Research are running peer support sessions that create space for VCSE leaders to relieve some of the stress and uncertainty they are facing, through advice and reassurance from their peers.
Who is this for?
Leaders of smaller VCSE organisations.
What kind of space is it?
This funding opportunity is about looking to the future and making a bigger change. Comic Relief are looking for organisations that will make a significant contribution to their sector – for example, whether that’s forging new ways of working in the wake of COVID-19, contributing evidence that will move things forward, cross-sector collaboration which recognises the way issues intersect, or advocacy and campaigning work.
UK101 is a free, online programme that enables participants to become part of a more connected generation of future leaders with a clear vision for what their legacy will be.
This free, interactive, online programme, is open to all 18-25 year olds and offers participants the chance to develop their leadership skills using a model which has been co-created with 1,000 young people.