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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.

Office space to rent at St Thomas Centre

Discrete first floor office space is available to rent at the St Thomas Centre

Close to Manchester City Centre (5 minutes from Piccadilly station)

Greater Manchester celebrates its Health and Care Champions

Fourteen outstanding health and care champions have been celebrated as winners at the first ever Greater Manchester-wide awards for our health and care workforce at the Museum of Science and Indust

Greater Manchester awarded £10M National Lottery funding by Sport England to get people active

Sport England has awarded Greater Manchester £10m National Lottery funding, having chosen the region as a pilot area to make getting active even easier.

Join the discussions about the Spatial Plan

Space in Common, delivered by the Democratic Society, is calling for participants for a series of four workshops.

Speaker presentations available from VCSE Mental Health Forum 12th July 2018

The combined speaker presentation and event programme are now available to view from this event. 

Greater Manchester Mental Health Services review – deadline 31 July

Professor Eddie Kane, Director Centre for Health and Justice, at University of Nottingham is nearing the end of a review of service for three cohorts of victims of crime on behalf of GMCA: Sexual V

MACC announces new mini-grants programme

MACC is offering in the region of 20 mini-grants of up to £500 to support volunteering, active citizenship and asset based community development. 

Mayor launches age-friendly challenge

Last week, Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester launched his age-friendly challenge to find age-friendly schemes across Greater Manchester.

Cabinet Office - Call for evidence on supporting and employing ex-offenders

The Cabinet Office have published a Call for Evidence on offender employment.

Coming soon: Opportunities for VCSE sector to work within new GM H&SC Commissioning Hub

The GM H&SC Joint Commissioning Hub will shortly be recruiting for a wide range of temporary and permanent roles, and is keen to receive applications from people working in the VCSE sector as w

Opportunity to meet the National Strategic Co-production group for Personalised Care

NHS England are hosting a session on 7th August 2018 at the Kia Oval, London from 11.30am – 3.45pm offering an opportunity for people with an experience of social prescribing to come and

Free Disability and Inclusion Training for Managers

Following the success of previous events, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning are running two additional workshops in Setpember and October 2018 to support managers to develop the skills

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in Greater Manchester 2019 – deadline 14 September

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.

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.

Engagement opportunity - take part in the "Inquiry into Care at Home" initiative

Shared Future CIC are trying to find better ways to provide Care at Home, that works on an emotional, person centred and practical level.

Early open Engagement opportunity - Greater Manchester Community Cancer Prevention and Screening

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership are planning to commission a service to provide a co-ordinated cancer prevention and screening awareness programme across Greater Mancheste

Is charity tax relief benefiting the right charities?

The Charity Tax Commission is investigating whether charitable tax reliefs c

Free Festival of Ageing wristbands available now!

The first of its kind ever to take place in our city-region, the GM Festival of Ageing is a fortnight of fun offering lots to look forward to.

Ambition for Ageing launches new invitation to bid

The latest in a series of scaled programme launched, Collective Effect seeks to fund the exploration and development of new and transformational methods designed to increase the levels of active ci

Request to complete survey by Greater Manchester Poverty Action

Greater Manchester Poverty Action are interested in understanding how they can develop their work to better meet the needs of organisations across Greater Manchester and beyond who share their pass

Annual General Meeting celebrates devolution in Greater Manchester

Two years ago Greater Manchester signed a historic devolution deal with the government taking charge of the £6bn spent on health and social care across all the area’s ten boroughs.&nbsp

Vacancy: Project Officer - Contracts (Ambition for Ageing)

Ambition for Ageing is a £10.2 million GM level programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Smokefree Summer and Smokefree Spaces

Smokefree Summer is a campaign which is taking place across Greater Manchester (GM) during July and August.

Have your say - Review of GM Children's hospital services

 A Greater Manchester hospital service review is currently taking place involving a team of doctors, patients and other healthcare staff from across the region to make children’s health

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