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Nominations Open for High Sheriff's Special Recognition Award

Published date: 
Friday, 29th May 2020

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things during the pandemic are to be honoured by The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester.

Dr Eamonn O’Neal DL, High Sheriff, has launched The Special Recognition Awards to publicly acknowledge the amazing acts of thoughtfulness and kindness being done by many people during the C-19 pandemic.

Eamonn said,  “Every day I hear stories of individuals and groups doing extraordinary things for no other reason than they want to help. Often that thoughtfulness and kindness is directed at complete strangers.

New Training and National Lottery Funding

Published date: 
Tuesday, 26th May 2020

We’re committed to providing support and information for groups and charities in response to coronavirus. We know funding support is key to this, so we’ve introduced a weekly Funding eBulletin and are sharing the latest funding opportunities in the Find Funding section of our website. You can sign up to our new weekly Funding eBulletin by selecting the Funding eBulletin here on our sign up page.

'Together in One Voice' - mass sing-a-long across GM from doorsteps and windows

Published date: 
Thursday, 21st May 2020
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On Thursday 28 May, 7.30pm, Greater Manchester will fill the streets with music as local residents and famous faces come 'Together in One Voice' for a mass sing-a-long from their doorsteps and windows. The event is being delivered by Social Enterprise and not-for-profits and will help profile the great work of the VCSE sector across GM. This unique and ambitious event will be livestreamed for audiences as it happens and then shared with the nation in full on Sunday 31st May.

Report – Impact of covid-19 on the BAME community and voluntary sector

Published date: 
Thursday, 21st May 2020
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This report, from The Ubele Initiative, provides the results of two waves of surveys, which were conducted between 19-23 March (Wave 1) and between 27 March and 4 April (Wave 2). The surveys focused particularly on the impact of COVID-19 on the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) organisations who deliver services to the BAME communities.

The survey confirmed some areas of general concerns within the charity, community and voluntary sector but also flagged up some areas of concerns that seem to be particular to BAME organisations.

Mossley community key to better mental health for formerly homeless people

Published date: 
Thursday, 21st May 2020
Emmaus Mossley - Mental Health Awareness Week

A group of formerly homeless people from the charity Emmaus Mossley are celebrating the value of community kindness as part of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. 

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) takes place from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 May 2020. This year’s theme focuses on the power and potential of ‘kindness’.

Being part of both an Emmaus community and the local Mossley community gives beneficiaries of the charity an opportunity to make new friends, get involved in positive activities and contribute to wider society. 

Support the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign

Published date: 
Thursday, 21st May 2020
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Following on from the #EveryDayCounts campaign to secure government funding, there is still much work to do to ensure the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector can still complete its vital work to improve lives and make a difference.

As we navigate the worst impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, people across the country are relying on VCSE organisations, the essential support we provide and how we shape our society for the better. And our expertise and experience will be needed in the recovery effort that lies ahead.

Stay Safe from Email Scammers

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th May 2020

People across the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector are working hard to provide essential support to vulnerable and isolated people during the COVID pandemic. Sadly there are people out there trying to cash-in on our goodwill and take our resources through scam e-mails. These scams can either directly try to get funds from you or look to use your connections to get funds from other organisations.

We are aware of several organisations, both small and large, who have recently received scam e-mails in our area.

Families in Rochdale Borough Invited to ‘Get Creative Inside!’

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th May 2020

Cartwheel Arts are beginning the process of distributing ‘Get Creative Inside!’, an activity pack for families in Rochdale borough produced by the charity in partnership with Link4Life.

Funding has come from Action Together, Rochdale Council Public Health department, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, Darnhill Festival Association and from Cartwheel and Link4Life. Arts organisations in the borough including M6 Theatre and Skylight Circus Arts have also contributed content.