GM BAME Network eBulletin

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The 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:-


GMCVO become a member of the Good Employment Charter

Emergency Investment Fund for VCSE organisations affected by Covid-19

Publication: GM’s Hidden Talent Youth Panel’s guide to inclusion in virtual meetings

Relaunch of the health and wellbeing alliance: call for refreshed membership

GMCVO’s COVID-19 News, Updates and Resources webpage

Accessing Community Hub support across Greater Manchester

Covid-19 Response Capacity Building Project (BTEG) – final spaces available

Online peer support sessions for charity leaders (Institute for Voluntary Action Research)

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

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

Passionate about Sexual Health (PaSH Partnership) – range of HIV-related advice and support available

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

Guidance on avoiding Vitamin D deficiency

Black History Month

Event for employers: Talent Coaches’ perspective – how employers can help young people find their feet at work
Wednesday 21st October Online, FREE

Webinar: Recruitment of Older Workers and the Challenge of COVID-19 (Ambition for Ageing)
Wednesday 4th November Online

Webinar: Using a qualitative longitudinal study design in voluntary sector research (Third Sector Research Network)
Friday, 20th November Online

Training: Rio Ferdinand Foundation – Youth Voices online media training programme

Training: Free ESOL and Life in the UK courses currently on offer from KYP

Training: ekaH Foundation offering free online course in Life Skills and Emotional Literacy

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

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

Grants to support mental wellbeing – Stage 3

Grants for BAME-led social enterprises and charities (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Grants for BAME-led VCSE organisations (African Health Policy Network)

Covid-19 grants programme for BAME organisations (Voice4Change England)

GMCVO launch new Emergency Investment Fund in response to COVID-19

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

New £3.3 million fund to give babies from deprived areas or BAME backgrounds the best start in life

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

GMCVO’s dedicated Covid-19 Funding page

10GM Funding Bulletin – October 2020

Beware of the Bull Funding Bulletin – October 2020

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

GMCVO wants to hear from VCSE sector employers who could offer work placements

Clore Leadership opportunities: Applications for the 2021 Fellowship and next Emerging Leaders and Leadership Pulse Courses are open

Collaboration Labs: Open Call for industry partners to receive fully funded, tailored research support

Event about data use in VCSE organisations is looking for contributors

The Community Business Trade Up Programme (School of Social Entrepreneurs)

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

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

Engagement opportunity: Are you interested in participating in a research study on anxiety in older adults?

Survey: Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan update – Consultation now launched

Second Round of the Covid Impact on VCSE Barometer Survey to open this week

Survey: Greater Manchester’s Big Mental Wellbeing Conversation

Survey: How do you use your parks?

Call for evidence: Social prescribing approaches for migrants

Call for Evidence for member-led Commission on the Coronavirus

Consultation: Serious Violence Reduction Orders

Mobilising Volunteers Effectively during the pandemic

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