Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

General News GMCVO

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.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service: 2019 Awardees

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to UK volunteer groups, being equivalent to the MBE. The prestigious award recognises exceptional work done by v

Recruitment underway to appoint a GM Adult Service User Network Support facilitator 

The GM Health and Social Care Partnership wish to appoint an independent facilitator to provide support to the GM Adult Mental Health Service User Network and ensure that engagement into all ten GM

VCSE Market Engagement Event:GM Alcohol Exposed Pregnancy Support

This market engagement event provides an opportunity for VCSE organisations to help contribute to the GM Alcohol Exposed Pregnancy Support programme. 

Clean Air Proposals - Have your Say

The GM Clean Air Plan proposals might affect your organisation – have your say before Sunday 30 June

VCSE Co-Production Network - event planning meetings

 The date of the next GM VCSE Co-Production Network event is Friday 6th September 2019, St Thomas Centre.

10GM Funding Bulletin - July 2019

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

Changes to homecare contracts by Manchester City Council

GMCVO have received a letter from the Executive Director of Adult Social Services at Manchester City Council advising of forthcoming changes to home care contracts. 

Please submit a suggestion to the Bee Network parklets consultation

Calling all cyclists, walkers, and fitness enthusiasts.

Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

VCSE organisations are encouraged to take part in a 10 year study of the voluntary and community sector which is now running right across the North of England.

Mapping of Mental Health Services for Children and Young People

The University of Manchester are conducting a blueprint study which aims to develop a model for high quality service design for children and young people experiencing common mental health prob

VCSE representatives required to attend Improving Specialist Care Programme workshop

Improving Specialist Care Programme (formerly known as) Standardising Acute and Specialised Care in Greater Manchester workshop

Department for Health and Social Care – Carers Innovation Fund

DHSC has launched the Carers Innovation Fund.

Greater Manchester: ESF Community Grants 2019 – 2021

A £4.9 million programme to tackle unemployment has been launched in April 2019 with backing from the European Social Fund.

Help inform vital research on the Social Enterprise sector

Every two years, Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) publishes its national State of Social Enterprise Report – the authoritative source of informat

Inaugural meeting of the GM VCSE Mental Health Peer Advocacy working group

During the February 2019 Mental Health Forum, delegates had a robust discussion on peer-advocacy and we discussed looking at agreeing a Greater Manchester definition and also bring together a small

Ambition for Ageing in UN report

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction have published a report which features Ambition for Ageing work on resilience in an ageing Greater Manchester.

Building strength and resilience across the VCSE sector in Stockport.

Sector 3 is an emerging network of likeminded organisations who are working together to make the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) Sector stronger and more resilient across

VCSE representatives required - Greater Manchester Inclusion and Wellbeing Partnership

The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) are collaborating t

Could you support or help to pilot the new Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter?

The Greater Manchester (GM) Good Employment Charter sets out seven standards for ‘good work’ (security, flexibility, pay etc).

Office space available for 3-4 people

Office space available within Levenshulme Inspire - available from July 1st

169 square foot and £1,000 per month suitable for 3 – 4 people.

Wheelchair Review

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) in collaboration with services users, carers and the voluntary sector, is undertaking a review into the supply and use of wheelcha

10GM Funding Bulletin - June 2019

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

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service proposed changes and the possible VCSE impact

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is currently looking proposals for ways of restructuring its services. The main impacts of the proposals for the voluntary sector are:

Festival of Research

The University of Salford are holding their Annual Festival of Research 17th June to 12th July and are looking for VCSE organisations to take part, to have displays or to deliver workshops as part

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