GM BAME Network eBulletin – June

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

News & Publications

GM VCSE Leadership Group publishes BAME statement

VCSE organisations urged to ensure they are accessing vital funding

COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes (Public Health England report)

CAHN Position Statement on Public Health England BAME Review

National Race Equality Statement published

GM statement on George Floyd and Black Lives Matter

Report: Beyond the data: understanding the impact of Covid-19 on BAME groups (Public Health England)

Report: Covid-19 and inequalities (Nuffield Foundation & IFS)

Report: A Picture of Inequality: The impact of COVID-19 on the Caribbean & African Community in Greater Manchetser (CAHN) 

GM BAME Network hosts its first online event on the impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities across Greater Manchester

TfGM publish guidance on face masks and navigating public transport

GMCVO joins youth employment response group aiming to avoid a lost generation

Support the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign

Music stars and Greater Manchester residents join together for mass doorstep singalong (Together In One Voice)

Bill allowing virtual board meetings passes first stage in parliament (Third Sector)

Report: Supporting carers back into work

Shining a light on BAME efforts during Covid-19

Report: Impact of the Coronavirus lockdown on BAME women: pressures at work and home (Fawcett Society)

Resources & Support

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

GMCVO’s COVID-19 News and Updates webpage

Raising awareness of ‘lasting power of attorney’ (LPA) amongst BAME communities

VIDEO: How employers can enable positive mental health in young staff (GM’s Hidden Talent)

Mental health and well-being support – SilverCloud programme freely available for all GM residents

Managing mental health during Covid-19

Advice on involving volunteers (NCVO)

GMCVO launch new online Social Enterprise Support Directory for Greater Manchester

Events & Training

BAME social enterprise network meeting – Build back better: positioning the BAME social enterprise sector
Monday 29th June, 11am – 1pm Onlind, FREE

Somali Adult Social Care Agency, Annual General Meeting
Monday 29th June, 2-3pm (online)

Weekly ‘Health Hour’ support events (Caribbean and African Health Network)
Saturday mornings, 11am-12pm Online, FREE

Weekly ‘Healthy Hearts’ support events (Caribbean and African Health Network)
Tuesday lunchtimes, 1-2pm Online, FREE

The Healthwatch Research Governance Framework (GM Third Sector Research Network)
Friday 3rd July Online, FREE

GM Co-production Network goes virtual – Session 2
Wednesday 8th July, 10.30am-12pm Online, FREE

Finance & Funding
GMCVO’s dedicated Covid-19 Funding page
 Find out about funding available for people and organisations affected by the pandemic on our dedicated page

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

Resonance Community Developers Fund – investment for projects developing community led and owned assets (Resonance & GMCVO)

VIDEO: Good Finance publish video on navigating loan finance options during covid-19

Downloadable Guide: Navigating funding during COVID-19 (Good Finance)

Emergency government grants scheme now open

Support project connecting BAME Social Entrepreneurs (GMCVO & GM BAME Network)

Engagement opportunity: Take part in research on unequal impact of Covid-19

Connect 5 mental health training for non-mental health staff being rolled out across GM

UK101 Leadership Programme for Young Leaders now open for enrolment (Common Purpose)

Get involved in the #YoungAndBlack Campaign (UK Youth and others)

Have Your Say
Survey: Understanding the mental health effects of COVID-19 (various universities and Ethnic Health Forum)

Survey: Survey to establish the health and well-being impacts of COVID-19-related physical/social distancing policies

Survey: What is the impact of Covid-19 on migrants and refugees?

Take part in the synergi stories covid-19 e-journal survey

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