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KOOTH – an online support service for young people is an online service that provides emotional support, advice, guidance and the opportunity to speak to a counsellor to anyone aged 11 – 18 living, working, being educated or looked after in the Manchester City area. By going onto young people can get the support of other young people their own age on […]

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Consent or control – National girls’ work conference October 2016

Empowerment People invite all women youth workers to: Working with Girls and Young Women Conference: ‘Challenging Ideas of Control and Consent’ A space to debate and share good practice Date: 22nd – 23rd October 2016 Venue: Hinsley Hall, Leeds Full detail of this helpful event can be found here – for contributors or participants. Please share this with […]

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Third Sector Trends Survey 2016

This survey forms part of a unique long-term study on voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises which will be running right across the North of England. Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling financially – or just carrying on more or less as normal – we need to hear from you. The […]

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Important information for charities & CICs

From 30th June there will be a number of regulatory changes for charities and companies, some of it due to changes following the collapse of Kids Company. This Companies House Briefing is a summary of update information focussing on the “small business, enterprise and employment bill”. For more information visit A Companies House Powerpoint Presentation is also […]

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Message from BME Networks re Hate Crimes in Manchester

Message from Greater Manchester and Manchester BME Networks We condemn racist attacks which have been reported in different parts of Greater Manchester and across the Country. We are saddened and concerned to hear about the closure of the African Caribbean Care Group’s luncheon club last week due to racist threats. The African Caribbean Care Group […]

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Don’t Hate, Educate Campaign

Manchester Youth Council are making available a small grant  for the Don’t Hate Educate Campaign, for which there is also a Don’t-Hate-Educate-Session-toolkit. There is 10 funding pots of £150 available for groups/organisations/school/ college councils to run their own Don’t Hate Educate Campaign. The funding is for work with young people between 11 – 25  to […]

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Outdoor Play & Learning

The Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) programme has upcoming freelance opportunities for experienced playwork practitioners to work with children and young people coordinating play activities in schools. OPAL is being delivered in a number of primary schools around Greater Manchester to help create happier playtimes, better play spaces and to enable school staff to support wonderful play for […]

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CTZN is a smartphone based app that aims to connect young people with community based activities, and to incentivise and reward them for taking part.  It has been developed by a Manchester based design and tech company, Gencia, in partnership with Greater Manchester Police, and has been informed by young people from Enthusiasm Trust.   […]

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Reclaim CSE Project

Reclaim have been funded by the Police and Crime commissioner to deliver a project to raise awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).  Please see leaflet and a link to webpage. They are running sessions for young women aged 16-25 affected by Child Sexual Exploitation on Tuesdays 1-3pm and Thursday afternoons 4-6pm at their base in the […]

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Opportunity for young people with Brook Manchester

Brook Manchester is looking for young people aged 15-19 to get involved in improving sexual health services across the city, by joining their participation group.  This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, to get involved in campaigning and even to lead projects. If you know any young people who may be interested contact […]

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