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£2 million Youth strand of the Building Connections Fund opens

Eligible charities and community organisations from across England can apply for up to £80,000 from the Building Connections Fund Youth strand, to expand or enhance their work tackling youth loneliness. Funding, delivered by the Co-op Foundation, is available for projects that support any groups of young people within the most deprived 30% areas of England. […]

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A Place To Belong – let’s help local youth services do even more to tackle loneliness by Co-op Foundation

The Co-op Foundation funded research by UK Youth, a national charity who provide a collective voice for local youth organisations. The results of this have been released with the report A Place To Belong. “Loneliness isn’t a word they’d use, it’s something we see.” Youth workers see loneliness as a widespread issue for young people […]

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Meet and Code

Are you a charitable organisation that would like to organise a digital/coding event for young people between ages 8 and 24? Whether it’s a workshop, hackathon or another format – there are no limits on how to structure your event. After a successful start in 2017, Meet and Code will enter its second cycle. In […]

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Partners across Manchester come together to champion youth social action in communities across the city

Young Manchester has launched a Positive Engagement Programme which will engage more young people in the communities of Manchester through detached youth work. The charity has commissioned £250,000 for the 21-month project which will improve opportunities for young people. The funding will be focused on creating positive social action initiatives within communities such as developing […]

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#IWILL 2018 – now open for applications

#iwill is a UK-wide campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership it is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action. The programme aims to increase overall participation of young people in meaningful […]

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Greater Manchester Talent Match ‘Still Hidden’ conference

Over 15,000 young people in Greater Manchester are ‘hidden’: they are not currently in employment, training or education – and do not claim benefits. GM Talent Match are inviting national, local and regional decision makers from all sectors to attend their ‘Still Hidden’ conference on 11 October at Gorton Monastery and play their part in […]

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Bid Writing workshop

The session on Wednesday 19 September, 10am-1pm at Communities 4 All, 425 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester, M8 0PF aims to enable participants to: • Structure applications to give your bid maximum chances of success • Understand common reasons why applications fail • Make best use time available for fundraising • Present organisation and project effectively […]

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Young Governors’ Network – Manchester

The refreshed Young Governors’ Network (YGN) events provide an informal opportunity for young governors (those aged under 40) to meet and share experiences. The session on 26 September, 5.30pm-7.30pm at Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS, will offer plenty of time to network and the YGN team will be giving short pitches […]

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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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