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Voluntary Sector Asssembly - Interpreting the COVID-19 Roadmap

21 April, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30

On 8 March 2021, the Government began to ease restrictions across the country as part of a four-stage plan to provide us with a ‘roadmap out of lockdown'. VCSE sector organisations are eager to reconvene groups, utilise office spaces and provide much needed support to their beneficiaries as safely and effectively as possible. Different stages of the roadmap will impact organisations in very specific ways and interpreting the information available is not without grey areas.

Tackling women’s multiple disadvantage in Greater Manchester

25 Mar 2021 - 14:18 by michelle.foster

tackling womrn's multiple disadvantage in GMA new briefing by women’s rights charities highlights that over 60,000 women and girls in Manchester have experienced extensive violence and abuse in their lifetime. It calls for all local authorities in Greater Manchester to work together to ensure the most marginalised women are included and involved in its Covid-19 recovery plans.

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GM Poverty Action newsletter 24 March 2021

25 Mar 2021 - 14:10 by michelle.foster

gmpaThe latest GM Poverty Action newsletter announces the appointment of four new non-executive directors to the GMPA board. Reflecting on the ‘Strengthening the role of local welfare provision’ report – GM Poverty Action consider what the next steps should be and share a report on the rising costs of childcare as providers struggle to remain sustainable.

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The Greater Manchester Mayor and the VCSE Sector – a hustings

14 April, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:30

On 6 May 2021, the people of Greater Manchester will elect their Mayor. (The election was originally due to take place on 7 May 2020 but postponed due to Covid-19). The current Mayor is Andy Burnham (Labour).

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has significant decision making powers over budgets and priorities for transport, housing and planning, fire and police services and wields considerable ‘soft power’ across the city region. They will have a significant impact on the future of all VCSE organisations and our ambitions.

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter 10 March 2021

10 Mar 2021 - 15:45 by michelle.foster

gmpaIn the latest newsletter from GM Poverty Action, Action for Children’s Imran Hussain writes about the continuing Universal Credit fight and Jo Evans from GMCA raises the issue of gambling related harm. There is an article about Manchester Credit Union as they celebrate their 30th anniversary and brief information about the Census 2021.

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NAVCA briefing – The Budget 2021: an overview for the VCSE sector

4 Mar 2021 - 15:13 by michelle.foster

briefingRishi Sunak's first proper Budget as Chancellor broke from tradition, with most of the big announcements being made in the press from last weekend.

You can read NAVCA’s response (disappointment) to this budget here 'All aboard the Budget Bus' written by Clare Mills, Head of Communications and External Affairs.

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GM Poverty Action newsletter 17 February 2021

18 Feb 2021 - 12:12 by michelle.foster

gmpaIn the latest newsletter GM Poverty Action share information about two online events they are holding to explore the findings and recommendations in their report – Strengthening the role of local welfare assistance. 

There are also details about a GM Living Wage event to discuss the Greater Manchester Living Wage City Region campaign. GMPA is recruiting to two new roles: a Fundraising Officer and a Policy Officer.

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter 3 February 2021

4 Feb 2021 - 13:32 by michelle.foster

gmpaIn the latest newsletter GM Poverty Action thank the Principal Partner organisations who are already supporting them in 2021 and GM Living Wage Campaign coordinator John Hacking invites you to join him as they commit ourselves to the goal of making Greater Manchester a Real Living Wage City Region.

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