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GMCVO eBulletin, December 2019

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Ten Years of Change in the Voluntary Sector – Exploring Research Findings in a Greater Manchester Context
Wednesday, 5th February 2020

This conference will give representatives from the VCSE sector in GM an opportunity to explore and reflect on their own experience of change over the past ten years in the context of the research findings.

Book your place here

Research Network meeting: An introduction to the UK Data Service
Friday, 28th February 2020

Learn about how to access and use social survey data, including interactive tools for analysis, and discuss the potential to deliver further bespoke training to the third sector.

Book your place here


Caring, Working, Living publish first of a 4 part toolkit: Guide to Flexible Working

This toolkit is aimed either at employers who have not yet considered the benefits of flexible working, or employers that wish to review and develop their existing practice. It will also be a useful resource for employers looking to demonstrate compliance with the Flexibility strand of the Good Employment Charter.

View part one of the toolkit

Expression of Interest for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector representative on the Greater Manchester Planning and Housing Commission

Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the GM VCSE Leadership Group are seeking one individual to represent the VCSE sector on the Greater Manchester Planning and Housing Commission.

Find out more

Advisory Group launched to champion social enterprise in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Combined Authority is calling upon social enterprise leaders to apply to join a new initiative to help drive forward an ambitious agenda for social enterprise throughout the city-region.

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Grants to get Greater Manchester Walking

Funded by Greater Manchester Moving (with money from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership), GMCVO will be giving out a total of £225,000 between now and August 2020.

Find out more and apply

New GM VCSE Mental Health Leadership Group now appointed

A panel of statutory, VCSE and ‘lived experience’ experts have now agreed on what they believe is a formidable group of leaders who will will start the process of building connections and networks across Greater Manchester, and most importantly within the ten localities.

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Greater Manchester among top global city-regions in tackling climate change

Greater Manchester has been ranked as one of the top global city-regions taking action on climate change by an international charity that measures environmental impact.

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Flipping the coin: two sides of community wealth in England

The Young Foundation's new report Flipping the coin: The two sides of community wealth in England builds on their previous work which was published last year. 

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Community views on violence affecting young people in Greater Manchester

A new report which includes 350 people in Greater Manchester sharing their experiences and solutions on violence affecting young people has been published by the innovation unit.

Find out more and read the report

Greater Manchester among top global city-regions in tackling climate change

Greater Manchester has been ranked as one of the top global city-regions taking action on climate change by an international charity that measures environmental impact.

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Development opportunities for social enterprises and trading charities

Inspire* are offering not for profit CEOs support, help with strategy, fundraising and planning for the future, an opportunties to build networks in Manchester (and beyond).

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Unltd's Thrive - Access to Employment award programme open for applications

UnLtd are looking for 24 game-changing social businesses who want to scale up and grow their social impact and who are improving access to employment for those who face significant struggles.

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The Growth Project's One Year Growth Programme

The Growth Project's one-year Growth Program will equip charities with the knowledge, skills and leadership qualities needed to take them to the next level, at no cost to the charity.

Find out more

Divided and connected – State of the North 2019 research report (IPPR North)

This year’s IPPR State of the North research report looks across the developed world to show how the North fits into a bigger picture. It investigates how divided but interdependent we are as a country, comparing the UK to countries overseas.

Read more

Have your Say

Have your say on how services should be coordinated for patients with rare and undiagnosed conditions

A research study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, has been launched to investigate how services are currently coordinated for rare conditions and how they should be coordinated in the future.

Find out more


For information about funding and other opportunities available for VCSE organisations in Greater Manchester click here.

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