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  • 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).

  • Mon, 18/04/2011 - 16:18

    The Treasury Select Committee has reopened its inquiry into the proposed abolition of cheques by 2018 because of continued levels of public concern.

    The Payments Council announced in 2009 that it planned to phase out cheques by October 2018. However, it will not make a final decision until 2016.

  • Mon, 18/04/2011 - 16:09

    The Charity Times Awards are now open for entries: The deadline for entries is 27th May 2011

    The Charity Times Awards reaches its twelfth year in 2011 and this highly successful, popular, and growing annual gala event will be bigger and better than ever. The Charity Times Awards continue to be the pre-eminent celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector.

  • Mon, 18/04/2011 - 15:56

    If you know an exceptional young person or group of individuals who have made a selfless contribution to your community then nominate them for one of our three Diana Award schemes.

    If you are still wondering why you should recognise someone then look at website below. You’ll find clear information about the young people who are eligible, plus full application guides.

  • Mon, 18/04/2011 - 15:37

    This course is suitable for new and existing trainers who want to develop their skills and gain the nationally recognised PTLLS qualification.

    Due to very popular demand GMCVO is offering a further opportunity to complete the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) Level 3 Qualification (accredited by Edexcel).

  • Mon, 18/04/2011 - 15:33

    A practical training day to enable volunteer-involving organisations in Greater Manchester to explore the benefits of diversity and identify steps that can be taken to increase the diversity of your volunteers. The training will take place on 11th May 2011.

    Organised by Volunteering Greater Manchester. Further details and booking form available from:

  • Thu, 14/04/2011 - 14:46

    The Big Lottery Fund has recently launched a new £20millon programme which aims to improve outcomes for families facing multiple problems. The funding will support 20 projects nationally over a period of up to 5 years to develop approaches involving both the voluntary & community sectors as well as the statutory sector.

  • Wed, 13/04/2011 - 16:00

    The Government appears to be consulting on scrapping the entire Equality Act, which includes all anti-discrimination legislation in the UK, which protects people from being fired amongst many other important protections.

    The consultation is here

  • Wed, 13/04/2011 - 15:57

    “Spring into a new Opportunity"
    13th May 10am – 16.30pm
    Partington Community Centre