Coronavirus Advice and Resources Update

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Don’t help the virus spread

It has been welcome news this week that more people are receiving vaccinations and getting tested in Wigan to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. When you hear good news like this it can be easy to become complacent and let your guard down, but none of us can afford to do this with Covid-19, it is such a formidable adversary which thrives on human contact.

A video message by TV doctor Dr Ranj Singh explains how the new variant, quickly spreads and why it is so important to Stay at Home to protect our loved ones and keep our communities safe.  

By working together to stop the spread, we can protect the NHS and save lives. For more information read the gov.uk guidance  
 The government’s Stay Home guidance is available to download and share in British Sign Language (with voiceover), as audio files and in large print format for free from Public Health England’s online resource centre

Better Health – Every Mind Matters Campaign Tips for improving low mood
Visit Every Mind Matters for expert advice, mood-boosters and helpful suggestions for looking after your mental health.

NEWS

2021 Windrush Day Grant Scheme

The Black Girl Fest Creative Fund

The Percy Bilton Charity

The Charity Service Grant Fund

Cultural Hardship Fund for Freelancers

Youth Covid-19 Support Fund

Cameron Grants for Innovation in Mental Health

Join the POPS Trustee Board

Join the Tenants’ Voices Legislative Theatre online workshops – Arts for Advocacy

Crime Support Line launched to support crime victims in Greater Manchester

Water Wheel Cycling Fundraiser, Equal Aqua Uganda

A ‘grace period’ extends the Brexit deadline for EUSS

Consultation: ‘Right to Regenerate’ to turn derelict buildings into homes and community assets

EVENTS

Bamestream Bereavement ‘Grieving Space’ Café

6 February, 10am – 12pm, Online

UK Welcomes Refugees: The Path to a better future

8 February, 7pm – 8.30pm, Online

GM Moving: Introduction to Systems Leadership

10 February, 1.30m – 4pm, Online

Virtual Fundraisers Networking

24 February, 10am, Online

Lockdown in poor housing: Health impacts on older people and successful responses

18 March, 10.30am, Online

TRAINING

Get Grants webinar: Online bid writing for charities and
   community groups

 22 February – 1 March, 9.30am – 11.30am, Online

NCVO webinar: Safeguarding essentials in charities

24 February, 10am – 3pm, Online

To read full details for any of the above go to www.manchestercommunitycentral.org