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  • Thu, 21/04/2011 - 17:21

    A meeting held in Trafford this week has resulted in an initial proposal for a partnership bid to the Improving Futures funding programme from the Big Lottery Fund.

    The outcomes for Improving Futures programme are:

  • Thu, 21/04/2011 - 17:15

    VCAT have recently been successful in applying to join a CYPS commissioning framework – this allows VCAT to enter ‘mini competitions’ to bid for contracts to deliver Early Intervention Services on behalf of CYPS over the next three years.

  • Thu, 21/04/2011 - 11:59

    The Department of Health's Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund (HSCVF) second local grant scheme is now open to applications.

    HSCVF provides a combination of grant funding and support to local Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations.

    Up to £50,000 is available for 2 or 3 year projects.

  • Thu, 21/04/2011 - 11:40

    Charity Commission guidance and model constitutions for charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) were published on 28 March. But still no final draft regulations and no implementation date – these will come from the Office for Civil Society rather than the Commission.

  • Thu, 21/04/2011 - 11:31

    The Charity Commission's consultation and review of its strategic priorities in the face of cuts will result in significant changes to its services. Its strategic priorities, with some of the changes that will be involved, include:

  • Tue, 19/04/2011 - 13:26

    New Way Forward will be open on the following bank holidays:

  • Tue, 19/04/2011 - 12:19

    'Hitting the Iceberg: How to Manage a Funding Crisis' is a free resource for voluntary and community sector organisations in Manchester

    Managing a funding crisis can be extremely stressful, but it can also provide an important opportunity to review and restructure your organisation, making it stronger for the future.

  • Tue, 19/04/2011 - 11:19

    Saturday 14th May 2011 from 1pm to 3pm at Altrincham Leisure Centre, Oakfield Road, Altrincham 

    Activities include:

  • Tue, 19/04/2011 - 10:44

    Civil society organisations are being invited to bid to deliver the second round of National Citizen Service (NCS) pilots in summer 2012.

  • Tue, 19/04/2011 - 10:09

    10:30am - 1:30pm on the 26th April 2011 in Liverpool

    The main part of this VSNW-hosted seminar (10.30 - 12.30) will include a presentation on the current commissioning process for the 2012 pilots (deadline for submission of interest: Noon, 5th May).