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The Start-Up Challenge Business Competition

The Start-up Challenge is a business competition for aspiring entrepreneurs aged 16–30 years old, which will give participant an opportunity to win up to £10,000 investment to start your own business or grow an existing one . To enter the competition, submit a short proposal of your business idea you can start with up to […]

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City Year UK Leadership Development Programme

City Year UK believe that young people can change the world. For a full academic year the City Year volunteers, aged between 18-25 years, act as role models and mentors to children in schools in disadvantaged communities, helping them to reach their full potential. From Monday to Friday, City Year UK’s volunteers are integral to […]

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Our VYM Survey is closing on 8 December – make sure to have your say

VYM is undertaking research into the network to help reshape VYM’s activity and structure for the next three years. Please complete this short survey to help. The survey has been commissioned by the Trustees to help us all collectively make best use of our voluntary energies in the network, now we don’t have a paid […]

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Applications for 2018 Social Mobility Foundation Programmes now open

The Social Mobility Foundation supports ambitious young people from less-privileged backgrounds to access top universities and careers. They run completely free of charge programmes featuring mentoring, internships with top companies, university application support, as well as professional development and skills workshops for high achieving young people across the UK. The charity provides support in 11 […]

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ACT For Youth campaign phase two launch

Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) is Counter Terrorism Policing’s brand platform which brings together communications to warn, inform and reassure the public, and encourage them to take action to help save lives. In September, ACT’s Act For Youth campaign launched, designed to help educate 11 to 16 year olds on how to stay safe in the […]

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Financial literacy for young people – graphic novels

Macc have resources about financial literacy aimed at young people to give away for free. Macc has approximately 200 graphic novels called “Skint” which can be used in conjunction with supplementary resources to teach financial literacy skills. Skint! is a thought-provoking graphic novel that harnesses the power of stories based on real life experiences to […]

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Introducing ‘Home-Start Manchester’

Manchester is one of the local authority only areas in the country served by one local authority but with two separate Home-Start schemes. Both schemes’ Trustees and Scheme Managers have been meeting for some time to evaluate the pros and cons of becoming one Manchester organisation. Home-Start Manchester has concluded that a merger of both […]

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University Construction Community Fund

The University of Manchester and its main construction partners – Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine – have established a £20,000 fund to support neighbourhood initiatives in areas closest to the University’s construction sites around Oxford Road and near Owens Park, Wilmslow Road. The University of Manchester The fund is open to established […]

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Office furniture available

Manchester City Council has a quantity of surplus office furniture available for distribution to not-for-profit organisations in the city. Manchester City Council The attached list details what is available for distribution. In order to ensure that the furniture is distributed evenly and fairly across the city, interested organisations can complete a short form detailing what […]

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Sexuality aGender – An Inclusive Sexual Health Toolkit

The Proud Trust has an extensive history of working with LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and other identities) young people. Over the years, such young people have consistently told us that the sexual health education they have received has not been meeting their needs, for a variety of reasons. This brand new pioneering resource pack […]

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