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Sad news about Cllr. Kieran Quinn

Our sector has lost a friend. We are very sorry and sad to hear of the loss of Kieran Quinn, who died unexpectedly over Christmas.

Guide on trustee liabilities

A new Governance Hub publication provides guidance on assessing and minimising the risks associated with trustee liabilities.
Reducing the Risks - A Guide to Trustee Liabilities:

Tax on Lottery tickets should meet cost of Olympics

The Treasury should forgo its 12 per cent tax on the Lottery and redirect this to meet the increased costs of the Olympics, according to NCVO.

Succession funding toolkit

The Readiness Assessment Tool, originally produced in 2005 for Government Office London to help projects to manage an effective succession or exit strategy when Europe

Charities Act timetable

The provisional timetable for the implemetation of the Charities Act 2006 (click here for detailed summary) has been published by the Office of the Third Sector.

Report says new fund is needed to offset SRB wind-down

Measures to help community organisations deal with the end of the Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) and avert a funding crisis may have come too late, a Government adviser has warned.

Research project with BME social entrepreneurs in Greater Manchester

BME charities and social enterprises are less well connected, resourced and heard than others in the sector.

New edition of GMCVO Health and Social Care Devolution E-Bulletin now available

The latest issue of the GMCVO Health and Social Care Devolution E-Bulletin now available to view here.

A social enterprise strategy for Greater Manchester – your comments are invited

The stakeholder group for the Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network (GMSEN), which GMCVO hosts, have been working with partners to develop a social enterprise strategy for Greater Manchester

GM HSCP Programme Delivery Board GM Elective Hub Update Report 29 August 2018

Click here to view the latest report from the Greater Manchester Health and Social

Greater Manchester Combined Authority awarded £1.1 million to support vulnerable children in Manchester

 The Home Office has announced that more than £1.1 million has been awarded to fund a new project in Greater Manchester aimed at supporting children and young people at risk of exploitat

AfA launches two new Community Media scaled programmes – bids invited

Today saw the launch of two new Community Media scaled programmes from Ambition for Ageing:

1. Subculture

Greater Manchester set to join the world's leading cities in tackling HIV

Across Greater Manchester, more than 5,650 people are thought to be living with HIV.

New edition of GMCVO Health and Social Care Devolution E-Bulletin now available

The latest issue of the GMCVO Health and Social Care Devolution E-Bulletin now available to view here.

The Queen’s New Year Honours Lists 2019 – nomination deadline 14 September

The lists of individuals and groups receiving national honours are published at New Year and on the Queen’s official birthday every June.

Women's Mental Health - Grants Programme

Mind and Agenda have launched a £1.3m women’s mental health peer support grants programme.

FarmStart seeks sustainable growers

According to the Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, which launched in Parliament earlier in the summer, an additional two million tonnes of fruit and veg is required to feed the UK’s growing popul

Sporting Capital offers funding to support community sporting activities

The £3million Sporting Capital Fund was created by Sporting Assets, the leading sport for social impact advisor, in partnership with the Access Foundation.

Greater Manchester Backs Co-Op and Community Led Housing

Have you ever thought about setting up your own housing Co-op? Do you know anyone who might?

Health and Justice Board’s research into how victims engage with the Health and Justice System – specifically relating to the Third Sector

The GM Health and Justice Board is conducting research with the University of Nottingham into how victims engage with the Health and Justice System in GM  – specifically relating to

Presentation and notes available from VCSE Leaders in GM 27th July 2018

Leading in GM is a trial programme to see if public sector leaders can learn from the more collaborative and relational leadership style of VCSE leaders.

Implementation of the GM Learning Disability Strategy

On 13 July, the Health and Care Board signed off a new GM Learning Disabilities Strategy which highlights a number of priorities identified by people with a learning disability. 

Representation Roles: new VCSE Representative positions available

We currently have the following opportunities to become a VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) sector representative on strategic Health and Social Care related governance boards.

Take part in a research study about your experiences of collaborating with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

Kimberly Lazo, a PhD student from Manchester Metropolitan University, is inviting participants for her research study on collaborating organisations forming the Greater Manchester Health and Social

Adult mental health network promises better treatment for thousands

People who use adult mental health services are joining forces with health bosses to play a key role in improving future treatment and support.

Greater Manchester Communities boosted with cash bid for mental health plans

Greater Manchester health bosses are gearing up to agree plans and business cases that can improve mental health – as each of the area’s ten boroughs are set to apply for a share of alm

Devolution Insight and Perception Survey

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership who are responsible for health and social care have developed this survey for people living in Greater Manchester.

New edition of GMCVO Health and Social Care Devolution E-Bulletin now available

The latest issue of the GMCVO Health and Social Care E-Bulletin now available to view here.

GMAPPG meets to discuss housing and homelessness

The Greater Manchester All-Party Parliamentary Group (GMAPPG) brings together parliamentarians from all parties together with key players from across the region

Peer Leadership Academy 2018 – applications invited

The NHS England Personalised Care Group is inviting applications from people with lived experience of personalised a

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