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  • Wed, 22/06/2011 - 13:26

    The Innovation Fund will provide up to £30 million over 3 years for social investment projects, paid on an outcome funded basis. The projects will support young people aged 14 and over who are disadvantaged or at risk of disadvantage.

  • Wed, 22/06/2011 - 13:15

     The Counselling and Family Centre are having a family fun day Sunday 14 August (2pm until 6pm) at their premises 40 Mayors Road, Altrincham.
    There will be fun and games including cookie baking, face painting, tombola and stalls.
    Entry is £1 per adult and 50p per child - price includes unlimited free cordial drinks.

  • Wed, 22/06/2011 - 12:55

    New research by the Institute for Employment Studies, which finds volunteering helps young people develop the skills and confidence that improve their chances of getting a job.

  • Tue, 21/06/2011 - 16:05

     A booklet of success stories and tips for volunteering with a criminal record has been published by the Manchester-based charity, Back on Track. The publication contains useful contact information for anyone involved in supporting volunteering by ex-offenders.

    It is aimed at those who advise and support ex-offenders, organisations that involve volunteers, and potential volunteers.

  • Tue, 21/06/2011 - 16:00

     The Charity Commission has revised its model governing documents to give trustees more flexibility over decisions relating to financial benefits for themselves and others connected to them.
    The new wording also brings the documents into line with the model constitutions of the new charitable incorporated organisation (CIO).

  • 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.