GM BAME Network eBulletin

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Welcome to the first GM BAME Network e-bulletin of 2021, which contains a selection of events, information and opportunities relevant to BAME communities in Greater Manchester. Among the items in this edition are:-

Achieving a fairer Greater Manchester is the focus of Inequalities Commission as new survey launches

Greater Manchester leaders’ open statement to the Home Office on asylum seeker evictions policy

COVID-19 vaccination programme

COVID-19 vaccination programme: Community Briefing Notes

Windrush Compensation Scheme reform

Keeping the Faith – report on domestic abuse and Covid among survivors with Faith backgrounds

Open letter to the Muslim community leaders from the British Islamic Medical Association

GM BAME Social Enterprise Network reflecting on their first year

Support to help VCSE organisations come back stronger

Jewish Community Services Directory

Together Dementia Support – resources for supporting older South Asian, Caribbean and African people

Barnardo’s launch new helpline for Black, Asian and minority ethnic children and families impacted by Covid-19

Culturally-appropriate food delivery service (Can-Survive UK)

Mental health support available in GM – please share

Accessing Community Hub support across Greater Manchester

SortHIV – new digital support platform and awareness raising materials (The PaSH Partnership) 

6 pilot mental health support services commissioned to support BAME communities, in response to Covid-19

Money4You BAMER HUB – free organisational support to BAME-led charities and social enterprises

Guidance on avoiding Vitamin D deficiency
COVID-19 support and resources for BAME Communities (GMCVO)
Windrush Community Fund Information Day Event
20th January, 2-4pm Online

Insights 2021 – join Understanding Society for a week of online debates exploring policy in a post-Covid world
25th – 29th January 2021 Online

Arts for Wellbeing Workshops – Black Arts Course (Her Art CIC)
February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd 11am-2pm

Carers training course – caring for someone with dementia from South Asian background (Together Dementia Support)

 February 8th, 15th, 22nd March 1st, 8th
All sessions 1-2.30pm

GMCVO VCSE Assembly: Integrated Care Systems
4th February, 2-30-4.30 Online

GMCVO VCSE Assembly: Procurement Green Paper Consultation
8th February, 2-3.30pm Online

GMCVO VCSE Assembly: Children and Young People School Readiness
11th February, 10-12.30pm Online

Round 2 of GM BAME Community small grants

Forever Manchester Awards – open for applications

Peer Support Grants

Application period extended for our Emergency Investment Fund – for VCSE organisations affected by Covid-19

Windrush Community Fund (Voice4Change England)

Heritage Lottery Fund

Covid-19 Community Resilience Fund: Round 2 launched (Great Places)

10 GM Funding Bulletin – January 2021

GMCVO’s dedicated Covid-19 Funding page

Runnymede Unbound – training & development scheme (Runnymede Trust)

Access the Kickstart scheme and offer work placements to young people

Opportunities with Manchester Met Students

Development opportunity: Diabetes Training Project

Cycle and Stride for Active Lives (Transport for Greater Manchester)

‘Be the Business’ mentoring support programme (Growth Company)

Self-employed and SME business mentoring available through Enterprising You programme (Growth Company)

Achieving a fairer Greater Manchester is the focus of Inequalities Commission as new survey launches

Doing Buses Differently: The impact of Covid-19 on our proposals for the future of your buses

Survey: Mapping the race equality sector in England

 Survey: Perceptions of Vitamin D and fortified foods amongst ethnic minorities in the UK

Survey: Research participants required – are you a BAME individual with experience of a police encounter during lockdown?

Older research participants wanted from BAME communities

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