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  • Tue, 21/06/2011 - 15:58

     The BT Community Connections scheme has opened for a second 2011 round.
    The awards scheme is intended to provide voluntary groups and charitable organisations working to benefit the community in the UK with IT equipment and internet access. Successful applicants to the programme will receive a laptop and a year's free broadband internet connection.
    In particular, the scheme is keen to target areas of deprivation which normally receive little or no funding and would otherwise have no IT provision.

  • Tue, 21/06/2011 - 15:56

    Getting On: working together with European migrants for better health and closer communities
    30th June, Manchester

  • Tue, 21/06/2011 - 15:49

     5th July, Manchester
    This discussion event will explore how the new national focus on localism and neighbourhood planning may impact on local activity. The meeting will provide an introduction to the Localism Bill and will then look at how it might affect local action on both social and environment issues. Organised by the Green Alliance
    Chris Church, Green Alliance
    07710 409590

  • Tue, 21/06/2011 - 15:47

     Who Cares? – Effective Support for Young Adult Carers
    11th July, Manchester
    A free, half-day training session aimed at staff across a range of sectors and roles whose work involves contact with young adult carers, aged 16-25. The interactive course will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss the needs of carers, share good practice, practise activities, and plan for the future.

  • Tue, 21/06/2011 - 15:40

     26th July, Manchester
    A free trustee training workshop for trustees seeking to demonstrate their compliance with the requirement under SORP to receive induction and ongoing training. The 2-hour session, which will be run in the morning and again in the afternoon, will cover the legal duties and responsibilities of charity trustees, legal structures, conflicts of interest, decision-making and delegation to committees. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

  • Tue, 21/06/2011 - 15:39

    The following two workshops are being organised by the BTCV's Environmental Trainer's Network (

  • Tue, 21/06/2011 - 15:12

    poster for family and counselling centre quiz night 29 June 2011 call 0161 941 7754 for details


  • Tue, 21/06/2011 - 15:07

     There's not long left before the opportunity to nominate someone to carry the Olympic Torch closes. It was announced in May that the Olympic torch will be coming up north in May 2012 with evening celebrations in both Manchester and Bolton.

    London 2012 is looking for around 8,000 Torchbearers of all abilities from right across the country to take part in the Olympic Torch Relay.

  • Mon, 20/06/2011 - 15:14

     The latest VCAT newsletter is now available to download either click on the attachement below or follow this link:


  • Mon, 20/06/2011 - 13:26

     Trafford Council is hosting a series of informal, surgery-style drop-in sessions as part of its consultation on proposed changes to its Home to School Transport policy.