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  • Fri, 20/05/2011 - 12:38

    You are invited to the Open Day of Trafford Centre for Independent Living at St Giles Lodge, Atkinson Road, Sale M33 6FZ (

  • Fri, 20/05/2011 - 12:31

    The Community Panel Budget from Trafford Housing Trust has now been announced.

    You can apply for:

    • Minor grants - upto £1,000
    • Major grants - over £1,000

    You can download the application form for the minor and major grants at the bottom of this page

  • Fri, 20/05/2011 - 12:18

    The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has revealed it is to launch an £11 million programme to invest in five projects to be chosen by the public. The announcement was made by BIG's Chief Executive, Peter Wanless, as part of a report reviewing the economic and social impact of initiatives funded by the Millennium Commission.

  • Wed, 18/05/2011 - 16:01

    Please see the the bottom of the page or click here for a summary of the past year of the ICA:UK Youth Participation Programme. ICA: UK hope this will be a nice reflection of the work you have done with them.

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 11:19

    A set of online information guides and factsheets has been produced for the voluntary and community sector across Greater Manchester.

    Each factsheet offers basic information, advice and guidance to help voluntary and community organisations to set up, develop and grow. Through a new format, the factsheets include everything from registering a charity to how to influence parliament.

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 11:17

    29th-30th June 2011 in Blackburn

    This ‘summer school’ will examine Big Society and explore who benefits and loses out from the Government initiative. Is it really something that will create greater freedom and a bigger say for communities in how public services should be run, and how will community-focused responsibility for the greater public good play out in a climate of financial austerity?

    For bookings contact CLPS by calling 01695 584765 or email

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 11:14

    23rd June 2011 in Manchester

    A free, inter-active training workshop that will cover the relationship between the chair, CEO and board, planning and procedures, change and leadership, and legal issues and governance. The event will be of interest to chairs and potential chairs of charities. Places will be allocated on first-come first-served basis.

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 11:09

    7th June 2011 in Manchester

    This workshop will help CEOs craft a realistic and impactful strategic plan that will engage and align key stakeholders. Participants will build their own planning toolkit and emerge with concrete analysis that will kick start the strategic planning process.

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 11:03

    1st June 2011 in Manchester

    This half-day introductory course is aimed at workers or volunteers who are not working in a specific mental health setting, but who would like to have a better understanding of mental health. Run by Back on Track.

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 11:01

    The Department of Health's Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund second local grant scheme is open to applications. This provides a combination of grant funding and support to local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, with up to £50,000 available for two- or three-year projects.

    The Fund aims to enhance capacity in the health, public health and social care volunteering field and help organisations grow and develop.

    The deadline for applications is 25th May 2011.