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The Enterprise Development Programme is a five year programme, providing a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England, helping them make a transition to new enterprise models, or grow existing ones.

Two year-long pilots of the Programme have launched in September 2018 for charities and social enterprises working in the Youth and Homelessness sectors.

The Information Commissioner is reminding organisations to be transparent with people’s personal information, after a survey revealed trust and confidence in how organisations handle personal data is still low, despite an improvement across sectors.

One year on since the original benchmark research, the ICO has conducted another round of public research and the full report can be found here.

Charity Finance Group

In a new report on the impact of Brexit on charities, Charity Finance Group calls on the government to urgently adopt a six-point plan to create a better outcome for the sector.

While there has been some reassurance from Government, the overall picture suggests that, as it currently stands, Brexit will have a negative impact for charities.

In order to deliver a better outcome, CFG is calling for a deal in which:

  1. The UK has complete freedom to change VAT rules including the creation of new zero-rates, options to tax and a comprehensive rebate mechanism

  2. Services are funded to the same level that they are currently funded by the EU, with improvements in delivery of funding


Charity Commission publishes results of accounts monitoring reviews.

The Charity Commission has today published the results of its latest monitoring reviews of charity trustees’ annual reports and accounts. The findings reveal a modest improvement in the quality of public reporting, but the regulator says that too many charities are still falling short in this area.

Public benefit reporting plays a key role in providing transparency so that the public can understand exactly what a charity does and how their donations are being used.


Do you know a younger person living with dementia?

Manchester Camerate would like to hear from you!

Join in and create an original piece of music theatre that will:

  • Tour arts, community and health settings in Greater Manchester
  • Raise awareness about living well with young onset dementia
  • Prompt discussions about how to make improvements in the long term

Initial workshops will take place weekly on Tuesdays, early afternoon from 6th November.

Contact Jacqui Barnes if you are interested in the project.

0161 226 8696


Saturday 20th October from 1pm to 4pm

Emmanual Church, 174 Langworthy Road, Salford, M6 5PN

Free entry

Chat, eat and dance your way through Salford's diverse collection of communities.

Celebrate the difference they bring.

For more information contact Irfan Syed 07765260453 or email

Part of Black History Month


On Tuesday 16th October GMYN are offering training on How to work with young people in care. 

This training explores working with young people in care and how to provide effective support and enable them to participate in your service.

The session aims to enable participants to;


There are some spaces left at the Universal Credit briefing sessions at the Salford Suite, Civic Centre and Broughton Hub.

All the sessions are free. Spaces are limited so book today.

Are you a front-line worker? Could Full Service Universal Credit have an impact on your customers?

Over £1 million will be available for initiatives which will help boost the digital skills of underrepresented groups and disabled people

  • £1 million Digital Skills Innovation Fund will help people from underrepresented groups gain the skills they need to work in digital roles.

  • An additional £400,000 will help older and disabled people get life-changing digital skills.


Salford Suicide Prevention Partnership is taking action to prevent suicide

On Suicide Prevention Awareness Day (September 10), Salford Suicide Prevention Partnership is reflecting on the work undertaken to raise awareness of suicide prevention and to work towards our ambition of no deaths by suicide in the City.

Over the past 12 months, significant action has been taken by the Salford Suicide Prevention Partnership to prevent deaths by suicide, raise awareness of suicide prevention and to make sure that the right support is available for people bereaved by suicide.

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