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To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Safety4Sisters North West are proud to screen Calais Children – A Case To Answer.

Calais Children is a film and live campaign by Sue Clayton. It is a compelling 62-minute film following the scandal of what happened to the almost 2000 lone children who were in the Calais Jungle as it burned down last year – most of whom had a legal case to be in the UK.

Safety4Sisters North West is a Manchester based feminist and anti-racist campaigning organisation working to support migrant women and children who have experienced gender-based violence and subject to immigration control.

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 “What would it take to help people to have a good life at home for as long as they choose?"

This is your opportunity to improve Care at Home services in Greater Manchester. (Event details below)

Shared Future CIC invite caring professionals, politicians, commissioners and campaigners to come to the launch of the report of our innovative: "Inquiry into the Challenge of Care at Home"

GMCVO Friends and Members Meeting (including GMCVO AGM)

Wednesday 12th December 2018, 14:00 - 16:00, Manchester, M12 6FZ (Free)

We would like to invite all our members, partners and friends to join us at the St Thomas Centre for afternoon tea and cakes, networking and news at our Annual General Meeting. Nothing fancy this year - it's a chance to catch up with colleagues, tell you what we are up to, and ask for your views so we can plan better. We will also be launching our new website.

To book your place click here. 

 
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Pilotlight and the Garfield Weston Foundation would like to announce that the Weston Charity Awards are now open for applications.

Established to celebrate and support ambitious charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community, we are looking for charities who would like mentoring and coaching support to get their organisation to the next stage in its development. This year the Awards are will support 20 charities across the North, the Midlands and Wales.

Winners will receive £6,500 unrestricted grant funding alongside business mentoring support from award-winning charity Pilotlight.

For more information or to apply visit the website here or call us on 020 7283 7022.

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An accelerator for ambitious social ventures wanting to scale their impact.

Expressions of interest are now open for year 2 of ‘Thrive – Access to Employment’, an accelerator programme which provides intensive support to social ventures wanting to scale up quickly.

Thrive is for social ventures using business solutions to offer the most innovative ideas to improve access to employment for people distant from the labour market anywhere in the UK. That could be by providing training and support into employment, or through direct employment opportunities. Within this, there is a particular focus on two key areas:

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The Salford charity, based on the corner of Liverpool Street and Langworthy Road, is delighted to welcome back Daniel Shenton to our team.

Dan previously worked at the community centre as part of the Being Well Project and has now returned as our Wellbeing Coach. He joins an existing team of Health and Wellbeing Support Workers based at the centre, including Mark Wynn, our Smoking Support and Volunteer Co-ordinator, Kellie Dwan, our Men’s Health Project and Group Development Worker and Julie Blinston, our newly appointed Community Connector.

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Following on from the success of the Digital Skills Programme in 2018, during which Media Trust trained over 600 charity professionals in 10 locations across the UK, they are now rolling out a second round of masterclasses to further enhance the digital communications knowledge and skills of the UK charity sector.

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