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  • 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 

  • Tue, 12/04/2011 - 13:31

    The April 2011 edition of VCAT News is now available and can be downloaded at the bottom of the page or by clicking here

    This latest edition contains:

  • Wed, 06/04/2011 - 12:13

    Training Team Leader Vacancy (2 Year Part Time Contract)

    CFC is seeking to appoint a Training Team Leader. The post is funded for an 18 months period only.

  • Wed, 06/04/2011 - 11:05

    You are invited to the VIP launch of Gagarin50 on Tuesday 12 April 2011 at 7pm at Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Manchester, M33 7ZF

  • Wed, 06/04/2011 - 10:57

    The Charity Commission has published guidance on the charitable incorporated organisation legal form, which was introduced by the Charities Act 2006 but has not yet been brought into force.

    The form will allow charities to be incorporated organisations that are not companies, meaning they will need to register with the Charity Commission but not with Companies House.

  • Wed, 06/04/2011 - 10:49

    There are now over 25 factsheets, reports and toolkits on the download section of the ICT Champions website.

    There are resources for all organisations covering many topics including ICT Volunteering, an ICT Induction, Cloud Computing and Social Media.

    To view the resources visit