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Building Connections Fund – now open for applications

Following the Prime Minister’s wider endorsement of the Jo Cox Commission recommendations on Loneliness in January 2018, the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund has been set up to support projects that are able to prevent or reduce loneliness. The £11.5 million Building Connections Fund is a partnership between Government, Big Lottery Fund and the Co-op […]

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Integrated Communities Innovation Fund

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), in partnership with Sport England, has launched the new Integrated Communities Innovation Fund. The Fund will help drive forward proposals to tackle the key causes of poor integration set out in the Government’s Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper published in March 2018, by offering support to […]

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Manchester Be Proud Awards 2018 – nominations now open

This is your chance to celebrate the volunteers and unsung heroes who work hard to make ‘Our Manchester’ so great. These groups and individuals make a big difference in communities and help to make Manchester the thriving, friendly and buzzing city it is. Be Proud is your chance to say a big thank you and […]

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Youth Buzz Awards 2018 – nominations are now open

The Youth Buzz Awards are back and bigger than ever! Celebrating the positive work of young people across Manchester. Do you know a young person or work with a group of young people aged 11-19 years* that you think deserve to be nominated for an award? *Nominees must be aged 11-19 years old (up to […]

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Revised guidance published: Working together to safeguard children 2018

Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in England. Department for Education (DfE) statutory guidance sets out what organisations and agencies who have functions relating to children must and should do to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and young people under the age of 18 in […]

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2019

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. Any group doing volunteer work that provides a […]

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Fabulous Fan Fayre – raise unlimited funds for your community group through a new opportunity

Are you interested in raising unlimited funds for your community group through a new opportunity? If so come along to an information event to find out more. Date & Time: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 12pm-1:30pm Venue: Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Road, Manchester Fabulous Fan Fayre – are inviting local VCSE groups to an open day […]

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Places still available for NCS summer fun

Run by the UK’s leading social integration charity, The Challenge, National Citizen Service aims to create a stronger and more understanding society by bringing 15-17-year-olds together for a summer of adventure activities, making new friends, learning new skills, and contributing to their local community. With recent research from NCS showing that the summer holidays cost […]

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Apprenticeships at Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council are looking for applications from Manchester residents who are not in permanent, full time employment. Could you be a future Chief Executive? Start developing your career this year with Manchester City Council to achieve your ambitions. Manchester City Council have a number of apprentice opportunities available in the following areas: • Business […]

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Youthlab: 2018 Summer School

Are you aged 14 – 19, and interested in learning new creative skills and find out more about working in an art gallery? YouthLab is a free 5-day programme run by Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) in Manchester City Centre. Through a series of practical workshops and a session at MadLab we will focus […]

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