GM BAME Network eBulletin

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


Next Network meeting – 11th March – Save The Date 

GM=EqAl Covid-19 vaccination programme position statement

Report: Ethnic inequalities in Covid-19 mortality

Vaccination of frontline VCSE workforce

Free support for VCSE orgs via ‘Skills for Growth SME Support’ programme

Covid: South Asian death rates still ‘alarming’ in second wave

Covid-19 Vaccines – Ask The Experts panel – video now available

Briefing: What works in tackling social isolation of older people in Bangladeshi communities (Ambition for Ageing)

Investment funding available for VCSEs

Time and Time Again – new National Youth Trends report

New pre-employment opportunities listings website for young people

Access to Kickstart scheme for VCSE sector employers

AskDoc online Covid-19 vaccine FAQs videos translated into a range of languages

Mobile data and WiFi access support offer until July 2021

Be Smoke Free – smoking cessation support available

Job hunting support sessions for BAME communities

Guidance on avoiding Vitamin D deficiency

COVID-19 support and resources for BAME Communities (GMCVO)

Next Network meeting – 11th March – Save The Date 

Minding the Gaps: A North West high education collaborative working towards eliminating award gaps
Wednesday 24th February, 12-1.30pm 
Bursaries available for Northern Fundraising Conference
24th-25th February

Early stages business development training for new social enterprises working in mental health
Join us for our first online northern fundraising conference!
Business planning A-Z (16th Feb & 23rd Feb)
Introduction to measuring social outcomes (2nd March)
How to sell your products or services (9th March) 

MICRA Webinar: Lockdown in poor housing – health impacts on older people and successful responses
18th March, 10.30-11.30

ESF Community Grants – applications closing soon

Round 2 of GM BAME Community small grants – closing date approaching

Emergency Investment Fund for VCSE organisations affected by Covid-19 – application window extended

GMCVO supporting organisations impacted by Covid-19 to access emergency investment

GMCVO continuing to offer social investment to social enterprises and trading charities

The NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund

The Charity Service Grant Fund

The Percy Bilton Charity

Grants for Good – for small social enterprises (Matthew Good Foundation)

Action Together Funding Bulletin – February 2021

EY Foundation Smart Future employability & mentoring programme

Research engagement opportunity – Exploring underrepresentation of BAME individuals on school governing boards

Free 6-week British Sign Language program for GM staff and volunteers (Signs4Life)

Researcher – Invitation to tender

Enterprise Development Programme for Mental Health focused VCSEs, offering grant and learning support

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs programme

Research engagement opportunity – Do you work with people from a South Asian background?

Research engagement opportunity – BAME women contraception survey for sexual health staff

People’s History Museum seeking participants in new exhibition project exploring theme of migration

Research engagement – Dementia Support call for evidence

TOG Mind Research on local mental health services

Research exploring impact of type 2 diabetes on women’s health and well-being – participants required

Have your say on the ‘The Right to Regenerate’ proposals

Covid-19 community engagement survey

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