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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.

Culture Champions in Manchester

GMCVO led programme Ambition for Ageing are pleased to announce that they will be working with the Royal Exchange Theatre to deliver the Culture Champions scaled programme in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Co-operative Commission launch their Call for Evidence

 Following their inaugural meeting in February, the Greater Manchester’s Co-operative Commission has issued a rallying call to keep driving the movement forward and help build a stronger

Interested in Co-Production? Join an Action Learning Set to #CoProduceGM

Are you having trials and tribulations with co-production? Do you need space for structured thinking to solve that wicked problem?

Action Together now supporting communities in Rochdale

On Thursday 4 April 2019, at Action Together’s third AGM its members unanimously voted to make an amendment to the charity’s constitution to include Rochdale as an area of benefit in Ac

10GM Funding Bulletin - April 2019

The latest Funding Bulletin produced by 10GM, a partnership of local support and development agencies in Greater Manchester has been produced.

Launch of a new Health and Social Care case study

As part of our work on the Health and Social Care VCSE Engagement project, we want to uncover and share the most innovative and unique work that is being done by VCSE organisations in Greater Manch

Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly

GMCVO-led project Ambition for Ageing has today launched a briefing document Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly.

Opportunity to have your say on two important Greater Manchester Public Health Strategies

Two key documents: the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership ‘Taking Charge, the next five years’ prospectus and the GM ‘Model of Public Services white paper&rsquo

Ambition for Ageing Culture Champions project - winning bids announced

GMCVO project, Ambition for Ageing are delighted to report that they have appointed the following three organisations to work on the Culture Champions Project:

Planning meeting for future Co-Production event - open to all!!

The date of the next GM VCSE Co-Production Assembly event is Thursday 20th June 2019, St Thomas Centre.

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

 The new issue of the GMCVO Health and Social Care Devolution E-Bulletin now available to view.

Input into the GM School Readiness Agenda

Does your group work with children and families in the early years anywhere in Greater Manchester?

Social value in government procurement: Have your say

The Civil Society Strategy committed the government to use its buying power to drive social change.

Greater Manchester launches new strategy for radical overhaul of public services

Two new documents have been created by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and Greater Manchester Combined Authority today which set out the most radical overhaul of the way p

Speaker and workshop presentations now available from GM VCSE Assembly: Person Centred and Community Approaches ‘Bridging the worlds of the system and citizens’

The speaker and workshop presentations and supporting documents from the GM VCSE Assembly:Person Centred and Community Approaches ‘Bridging the worlds of the system and citizens’ that t

Speaker and workshop presentations now available from GM VCSE Assembly: GM Co-Production Network

The speaker and workshop presentations and supporting documents from the GM VCSE Assembly: GM Co-Production Network on 27th March 2019 are now available to view and download by

Social prescribing and community-based support: Summary guide

NHS England has released a guide for people and organisations leading local implementation of social prescribing.

Launch of the GM Working Well Early Help programme

It is estimated that 150,000 Greater Manchester residents are out of work due to their health – making up almost 2/3 of unemployed adults in the city region.

Launch of Greater Manchester Autism strategy

Produced through close collaboration with autistic people and their families, as well as the Greater Manchester Autism Consortium, launched in March 2019 the Greater Manchester Autism strategy sets

Buildings across Greater Manchester light up green to launch clean energy offer

Manchester Town Hall, MediaCityUK and Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium are among many locations across Greater Manchester lighting up green this week to encourage residents and businesses to

Staying mobile in later life

As our population ages, older people’s mobility is a growing priority for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

What do you think the NHS in Trafford should look like?

Do you live, work or use NHS services in Trafford and want to have a say in how extra Government investment in the NHS should be spent to benefit local communities over the next 10 years?

Invitation for people with lived experience to apply for the Peer Leadership Academy

The Peer Leadership Academy is an NHS England personal development programme for people with lived

Launch of Greater Manchester Quit Smoking Campaign

From Wednesday 13th March 2019 (National No Smoking Day) the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership are launching a Greater Manchester-wide quit campaign #exsmoker #YouCanGM

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