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  • 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.

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 11:00

    Small grants for voluntary organisations and community groups in Greater Manchester are available from the Police Property Act Fund.

    The main aim of the Fund is to support local projects carried out by groups that benefit the communities of Greater Manchester, especially those which have a positive impact in reducing crime and disorder at a local level.

    There is a maximum award of £500 per organisation.

    The deadline for applications is 8th July 2011.

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 10:48

    ProHelp provides free professional advice and support to local community groups and voluntary organisations and operates through 33 ProHelp groups in city, urban and rural locations across the country. They aim to ensure that local community groups can access free professional help and advice with issues that might otherwise hinder their work and projects.

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 10:35

    The Trust are prioritising music and the arts during 2011. In 2012 priority will be community and for 2013 it will children, youth, elderly and medical charities.

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 10:24

    The fund has three strands available within their Open Programme:

    • Early Years
    • Challenging Circumstances
    • Encouraging Talent &Potential

    Some changes have been made to their processes so please check website if you have started an application already.

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 10:21

    The fund prioritises projects which benefit survivors of domestic abuse or projects which benefit older people.

    Who for? Registered charities with income below £750,000.
    Grant amount: Up to £5,000.
    Application process: Application form available online.
    Deadline: Ongoing.