Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

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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.

A Bed Every Night: Initiative to address homelessness in GM

A Bed Every Night is a commitment to provide a bed, welcome, hot meal and support over this winter.

Consultation now OPEN: Greater Manchester Commitments to Individuals with Palliative Care needs approaching or within the Last Year of Life

The Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network are currently developing a Palliative and End of Life Care Framework.

GM All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) – PLEASE LOBBY YOUR MP

Many VCSE organisations will be acutely aware of the extent of the welfare problems being lived and experienced by the people you work with.

Greater Manchester under 5's to benefit from £1.5m programme tacking tooth decay

Thousands of young children are to benefit from a new £1.5m programme launched by the Greater Health and Social Care Partnership aimed at transforming the dental health of under 5s across Gre

Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester – evidence from the Ambition for Ageing programme

GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing has found out what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood in Greater Manchester from over 3,000 older people.

GM Talent Match legacy - New support programme for hidden young people announced

We are delighted to announce that Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) has secured funding to deliver the Greater Manchester Talent Match Hidden Young People programme.<

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

The first bumper 2019 issue of the GMCVO Health and Social Care Devolution E-Bulletin now available to view here.

GM VCSE sector Exhibitor opportunities available at Greater Manchester Teaching Care Home Programme Launch

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership are looking to engage with the voluntary sector/third sector to help reduce social isolation and loneliness and greatly improve social and com

GM Mayor launches a revised Greater Manchester Strategy

On 7th January leaders from all sectors of Greater Manchester (GM) came together formally at a press conference to hear from Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) leadership about progress a

New scaled programme launch – Culture Champions: Invitation to tender

Ambition for Ageing are delighted to launch Culture Champions GM. Ambition for Ageing has developed this work in partnership with the Great Place GM project.

Help to shape a new kind of National Citizen Service (NCS)

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is the fastest-growing youth movement in the country and The Growth Company have asked for help to shape a new kind of service that gives young people an opportun

Funding to support refugees and/or asylum seekers

The Oglesby Charitable Trust is launching a new £275,000 fund focused on supporting people who are refugees or seeking asylum in the North West of England, The Spotlight Fund.

GM Trans Health Service - Informal Expressions of Interest

Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership is jointly working with NHS England to build a new model of health care for transgender and non-binary people in Greater Manchester. NHS

Funding to celebrate the Windrush Generation

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) are inviting bidders to apply for a portion of £500,000 to fund Windrush community events.

Secondment role opportunity  - VCSE and GM Health and Care Commissioning Hub

The GM Health and Care Commissioning (Commissioning Hub) are seeking expressions of interest for a senior level post to join them to help embed the VCSE sector into the role of commissioning. 

GM Mayor’s Green Summit 2019

The GM Mayor’s Green Summit in 2018 set the challenge for GM, established the pertinent science and started engaging all contributors to the sustainability of GM and its carbon footprint.

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership: VCSE Personal Budgets survey

People and families have told the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership that they want better information and advice about personal budgets.

Greater Manchester Children and Young People Mental Health crisis care pathway update

There has been a great deal of Greater Manchester mental health work going on over the past year which includes strong links to the VCSE sector. 

Children and young people's mental health waiting times shared for the first time

In October 2018, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham announced that, by the end of the year, Greater Manchester will be the first place in the country to start collating and publishing pu

GMSEN seeks expressions of interest to serve on the GM Co-operative Commission

The GM Social Enterprise Network (GMSEN) has been asked to nominate someone from the Social Enterprise sector to serve on the GM Co-operative Commission.

New funding from Action Together

Applications are invited from voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) organisations working in Tameside and / or Glossop to develop to new pilot schemes in Tameside:

A paragraph to save the NHS - help GM VCSE organisations receive a share of new 10 year plan funding

The NHS is about to receive £22 billion of extra funding and is drawing up a 10 year long term plan. Greater Manchester is calling for its share of the money.

Ex-smokers required to share their success stories in GM wide smoking cessation campaign

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership are looking for ex-smokers and their families who would be prepared to share their stories as part of the campaign which is going to be lau

Timeline video celebrates the end of Greater Manchester Talent Match

As of December 2018, delivery of the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme has officially ended.

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