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GMCVO Social Enterprise eBulletin, September 2019

Managing your business costs workshop (Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce)

Costs are one of the main concerns for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to grow. GM Chamber of Commerce have teamed up with some cost-management partners to bring you an informative and valuable event where you can explore how to manage your overheads.
Friday 20th September, Manchester, FREE
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Employer Workshop: Adapting recruitment methods to attract diverse young people (GM’s Hidden Talent)

GMCVO-led youth employment programme, Greater Manchester’s Hidden Talent, are delighted to announce a series of free employer workshops. HR leads, talent managers, employment / recruitment professionals and SMEs are invited to come along to our first workshop. Discover some easy-to-implement changes that will open up opportunities for young people with limited experience of the workplace and learn how to tap into the diverse skill sets of this under-utilised talent pool.
Monday 23rd September, Manchester, FREE
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Safeguarding: what you need to know and consider (Bates Wells)

Bates Wells are hosting a free webinar for Social Enterprise UK members focusing on issues of safeguarding and DBS checking for social enterprises.
Monday 23rd September, Online, FREE
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Basic Book Keeping (Bolton CVS)

All voluntary groups need to keep proper accounts. This session will demonstrate basic processes and give you the tools to develop your book-keeping skills. 
Thursday 26th September, Bolton, FREE
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Meet the owner: Funding your business (Salford Social Enterprise City)

If you’re looking for financial support for your business or social enterprise, need advice and information on the funding options available to start-ups, want to hear what it’s really like to run a business or if you just want to network with some of the best Salford-based businesses then come along to this event.
Thursday 26th September, Salford, FREE
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What’s next for the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester? Have your say (GMCVO)

The GM VCSE Devolution Reference Group have developed a draft policy paper that sets out a long term ambition for the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester (GM). It describes a future role equal to those of the state and business, what VCSE organisations can offer GM people and communities and what would need to be done to enable it. If you want to find out more about the paper and feedback in person, do attend this event.
Thursday 26th September, Manchester, FREE
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Growing Social Enterprise Listening Event (Locality)

A partnership of Oldham organisations including Oldham Council, Oldham Enterprise Trust, Upturn Enterprises, First Choice Homes Oldham, Regenda Housing, Action Together and others are coming together to bid for national funding to support social enterprises in Oldham.
Monday 30th September, Oldham, FREE
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Funding Focus – Applying to Trusts and Foundations (Salford CVS)

Applying for funding is for many organisations an essential yet time consuming task. This course will be looking at applying to trusts and foundations, especially when they say just write a letter and there is no application form and often little in the way of guidance about what they are looking for. What do you put in it? How long should it be? In this practical session you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence of how to write a good funding application.
Tuesday 1st October, Manchester, FREE
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Creative Manchester (Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce)

With a blend of keynotes, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops, this is a must-attend event for anyone in the creative industry.
Wednesday 2nd October, Manchester, FREE
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Connecting older men to their communities (Ambition For Ageing)

The Ageing Better in Camden outreach team will share research and learning around engaging with older men. The outreach team engaged with over 1,300 socially isolated older men who demonstrated a need for social connections. This seminar gives insight into why socially isolated men often don’t engage with activities, and what can be done to include this group.
Thursday 3rd October, Manchester, FREE
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How can the VCSE meet GM Good Employment Charter standards? (University of Manchester, GMCVO)

Do you get, or hope to get, public sector contracts or grants from GM, GM Local Authorities or the NHS? If so, in future, you will need to meet (or possibly show that you are working towards) the GM Good Employment Charter standards. Come to this workshop to find out more about the Charter and how its standards can be cost-effectively met. 
Tuesday 8th October, Manchester, FREE
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Green Tech Symposium (Pro-Manchester)

Pro-manchester’s Green Tech Symposium will welcome a wide range of companies developing innovative new technologies to lower emissions, reduce our carbon footprint and improve our environment.
Friday 18th October, Manchester, £60/75 + VAT (member/non-member)
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Co-op Connections (Co-operatives UK)

Join co-ops and societies from across Greater Manchester for an inspiring and informal approach to learning and networking. Following the success of the last Co-op Connections event in Manchester, come and be the fresh eyes once more to help colleagues and members break through challenges using the ‘Action Learning Sets’ format of collaborative coaching at this event.
Tuesday 22nd October, Manchester, FREE
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Risk of poverty among different groups (Greater Manchester Poverty Action)

Risk of poverty among different groups of the population is not static and has changed considerably over the decades. This half day course will look at trends in poverty in the UK among different groups and support participants to think about their own client base and how they can effectively target and design projects and services.
Wednesday 6th November, Manchester, £58
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Business and IP Centre Manchester – upcoming events


GMCVO – GM SME Zero Carbon Accelerator project

GMCVO are working with a collaboration of organisations from the public, private and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sectors on the ‘GM SME Zero Carbon Accelerator’ project, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). We are offering small to medium sized organisations from all sectors free expert guidance on a range of energy efficient works and installations that will help to reduce your energy bills and contribute to the zero-carbon ambition for Greater Manchester. 
Deadline for expressions of interest: Friday 20th September
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Heart of Salford Awards – Salford CVS

The Heart of Salford Awards are Salford CVS and Volunteer Centre Salford’s prestigious annual ceremony to celebrate volunteering and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Salford. 
Deadline: Friday 20th September
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GSK IMPACT Awards 2020

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards are now open for applications. 
Deadline: Monday 23rd September
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Brexit Questionnaire for VCSE organisations

GMCVO is a member of the Greater Manchester Brexit Readiness Group and Economic Resilience Taskforce. We would be grateful if you could spare the time to complete a short questionnaire about what impact you expect on your organisation. This will help us to plan more effectively. The survey should take 5 – 10 minutes to complete. 
Deadline: Monday 30th September
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BAME people and charities survey

ACEVO and Voice4Change England are carrying out research to understand what people connected to charities think about race equality, diversity and inclusivity in the charity sector. 
Deadline: Monday 30th September
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CSJ Awards

The CSJ Awards find the very best grassroot charities and social enterprises from across Britain, gives them £10,000 to scale their impact and puts them in the spotlight for senior politicians, philanthropists and business and charity leaders to be inspired by and learn from. 
Deadline: Monday 7th October
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Spring Impact Scale Accelerator

Spring Impact is piloting a new, issues-led version of Scale Accelerator, which will focus on scaling the impact of projects that help people who face multiple complex needs, like homelessness and substance abuse. 
Deadline: Wednesday 9th October
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NatWest WISE100 2019

Nominations have just opened for the third annual NatWest WISE100, a listing of leading UK women driving social impact.If you’re a woman (or know one) making a tangible difference in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business, nominate now! 
Deadline: Wednesday 16th October
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Health and Wellbeing Investments (Bolton’s Transformation Fund Investment)

The Health and Wellbeing Community Investment fund is enabled through Bolton’s Transformation Fund Investment through the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. The Fund supports an asset-based approach to promote, strengthen and develop what makes and keeps people healthy in Bolton. This means they want to focus on the amazing array of skills and resources the community and the people who live there have. 
Deadline: Thursday 19th September
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Public Health England Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund 2019-20

Since 2015, Public Health England’s annual Innovation Fund has supported voluntary organisations to spearhead new approaches to HIV prevention in communities at increased risk of the infection. This year, the fund will support projects that offer new and innovative ways of improving reproductive and sexual health (including STI prevention) as well as HIV. Proposals will be accepted from voluntary sector organisations to deliver projects of up to 12 months with a cost of between £25,000 and £100,000.
Deadline: Wednesday 25th September 
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DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

The DM Thomas Foundation’s Central Grants Fund offers funding to organisations working within education and health. Trustees tend to offer funding of between £5,000 – £10,000 per year for up to two years. 
Deadline: Tuesday 8th October
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Healthy Schools Community Partnership Challenge (NHS Salford Clinical comissioning Group)

The Partnership Challenge is a small grants pot for partnership projects involving at least one primary school in Salford and one Salford-based VCSE sector organisation. Grants of up to £15,000 to help improve the health and wider wellbeing of children in primary schools.
Deadline: Monday 14th October
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Postcode Dream Trust

Postcode Dream Trust is a grant-giving body funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery that supports charities who wish to deliver highly innovative, impactful and engaging projects across Britain and further afield.
Deadline: Tuesday 15th October
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ESF Community Grants (Workers’ Educational Association)

Round 2 of ESF Community Grants for Greater Manchester is now open. Small grants of £20,000 are available across Greater Manchester to eligible organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector between April 2019 and May 2021. Funded activities will target those aged 16 and over, from the hardest to reach communities. 
Deadline: Wednesday 16th October
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The FA Facilities Fund (The Football Foundation)

Loans from £10,000 to £500,000 for football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations. The fund is focused on supporting the development of new or refurbished local football facilities, improving the experience of playing the national game at the lowest levels, and helping to increase participation in football across the country.
Deadline: Ongoing
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Community Business Fund (Power to Change)

Grants of £50,000 – £300,000 are available to cover capital costs including building, vehicles, equipment of significant value, refurbishment costs and project-specific revenue costs like staff costs, professional fees and volunteer costs.
Deadline: Ongoing
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Community Wellbeing Investment (Action Together)

Action Together Community Wellbeing Service – Investment Programme 2018 – 2020 is live. Tameside’s Community Wellbeing Programme aims to support people to improve their wellbeing and reduce pressure on NHS and social care services by providing a Social Prescribing Service that links people with long term health conditions to voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups when their support need is not medical in nature (‘non-medical’), and delivering Asset Based Community Development. The programme works with local communities across Tameside to identify people’s priorities, and supports them to make a difference in the place they live. 
Deadline: Ongoing
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News and Publications

Civil society leaders warn that prorogation risks eroding democratic accountability

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) has released a joint statement on the prime minister’s decision to prorogue parliament. To read the statement in full, follow the link. 
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Social Enterprise in Scotland – Census 

The 2019 Census for Social Enterprise in Scotland has been published. The Social Enterprise Census is a comprehensive account of social enterprise activity in Scotland. Every two years the project reports on the scale, reach and contribution of social enterprise activity across the country as well as the characteristics, prospects and needs of the organisations behind it.
Full census here

Is devolution in Greater Manchester effective?

Since 2016, Greater Manchester has been responsible for its own health and social care budget, organising services and support in the best way for the area. But is devolution in Greater Manchester effective? How has it changed ways of working? Stuart Cowley from Wigan Council, and Jo Chilton from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership share their learning.
Full article here

NHS in Greater Manchester declares a climate emergency

NHS organisations in Greater Manchester have declared a climate emergency, committing to far-ranging action to slash carbon emissions and avert predicted illness and disease. It makes Greater Manchester the first “integrated care system”– NHS bodies and council social care working together – in the country to declare a climate emergency. The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership will now develop and agree a plan before the end of the year that will show how the NHS will meet its obligations under the Climate Change Act to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Find the full article here

Greater Manchester Population Health Report

The Greater Manchester Population Health Programme has published a report that describes the progress achieved to date and outlines the next steps for the programme.
Full report here

Caring, Working, Living

Are you a parent or carer and are currently looking to return to work after taking time off to care for someone?  The Caring, Working, Living project will support carers that are looking to return to the workplace at the same level they were at when they stopped working.
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UK’s co-ops turned over £37.7bn in 2019

In uncertain times, the alternative business model of Co-ops is thriving in the UK, with a record turnover and success stories in Scotland and Cumbria. Cooperative UK have launched “Co-op Economy 2019”, a comprehensive report on the UK co-operative sector.
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The shortlist for this year’s UK Social Enterprise Awards has just been announced!

The event is the biggest celebration of social enterprise in the sector, and a truly inspiring and entertaining evening. The Awards grow in size and reputation each year and the shortlisted organisations are an insight into the amazing work being done in the UK social enterprise sector.
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Support for employers who do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is offering a FREE workforce development plan with one of its Skills Consultants, as part of its SME Support Project.
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The Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool

The Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool is an online tool designed for policy-makers and other interested parties at local, regional and national level who wish to explore how public policy can support youth, women, migrants and the unemployed in business creation and self-employment, and support the development of social enterprises.
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