Governor elections

Published date: 
Tuesday, 1st March 2022
Governor website graphics elections 2022

It's that time again where they are planning Elections to the Council of Governors which will run from April to June 2022.

At Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, their governors play a key role in representing the views of our patient, public and staff members, ensuring that services meet the needs of our communities.

If you have an interest in their Trust and in helping them to continue to deliver the best possible care to patients, then please consider standing for election as a governor.

Shoosmiths charity webinars

Published date: 
Tuesday, 1st March 2022
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Following conclusion of the Charity Commission’s inquiry enough has been written over the last 7 years about the collapse of Kids Company but moving forward the Commission has invited all trustees to consider the wider lessons in the context of their own charity.

There are plenty of pointers, so please join Shoosmiths Charity experts for two 30-minute webinars to learn more.

 Where: Webinar

 Date: Part one: Thursday, 10 March
           Part two: Thursday, 24 March

 Time: 9am - 9:30am

Free SIM cards for young people

Published date: 
Tuesday, 1st March 2022
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The Prince's Trust and Vodafone partnership are supplying SIM cards that will support young people in Greater Manchester to stay connected and help them progress into employment, education or training.

The SIMs contain 20GB of mobile data, unlimited calls and texts every month for six months.

To be eligible the young person must be:

  • Not in education, training, or employment
  • Aged 18-25
  • Living in Greater Manchester

If you are supporting a young person who meets the criteria, you just need to do two things:

Arts Council England - National Portfolio Organisations 2023-26

Aims/priorities: Funding is intended to help Arts Council England realise its 10-year strategy (2020-2030), Let's Create and its vision: 'By 2030, England will be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences'

The strategy is built around three outcomes, each with their own elements:

Creative people:

UK Youth Fund – Thriving Minds

Aims/priorities: The Fund aims to improve mental health support and provisions for young people and youth workers. The funding is intended to ensure organisations have the resources needed to properly engage with the Thriving Minds programme and implement and instigate learnings to improve their mental health provision. 

Funding will support projects that demonstrate commitment towards the following key outcomes:

Sport England - Storm Relief Funding

Aims/priorities: Funding is intended to support the repair and recovery of community sports facilities from flood and storm damage to allow them to reopen as soon as possible. 

Grants can be used to:

  • Repair storm-damaged buildings and roofs.
  • Grass and artificial pitches.
  • Decontaminate flooded clubhouses.
  • Replace damaged electrical systems or clear blocked drains.

Funding may also cover the hire of skips, pressure hoses or tarpaulins to secure exposed buildings (for use when safe to do so).

Use Your Energy in Action!

Published date: 
Monday, 28th February 2022
Photo of children fenching

It was great to hear from Ashton Fencing Club this week as they said a big thank you for the Use Your Energy funding. They tweeted: "Without the “Use your Energy fund” from Action Together we would not have been able to provide these free sessions."

Historic England - Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class Heritage

Aims/priorities: Funding is intended to support diverse projects, heritage and stories which may have been previously overlooked, with a particular focus on the everyday lives of working people and communities. Projects should engage with a wide range of heritage and enable people to creatively share overlooked or untold stories of their communities.

Subjects could include: