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Get Out this May - the 2021 GM Walking Festival

Published date: 
Friday, 9th April 2021
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The 2021 Let’s Walk Festival will be here in May!

We plan to use a range of activity ideas for the whole month of May to inspire, motivate and encourage as many people to get out and walk this May.  #GetOutThisMay. Using a calendar activity tracker as a visual prompt it is hoped that lots people across Greater Manchester will walk more during May.

What would you pledge to do?  Get outside for 10 minutes every day in May? A GM Daily Mile?  10,000 steps each day in May?  45, 60 or 90 miles in May? We will share ideas to help provide interest for local walks #WalkFromHome

Facilitate Greater Manchester Equality Panels

Published date: 
Friday, 9th April 2021
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The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is seeking to provide contract funding for the facilitation of five Greater Manchester Equality Panels. 

Bidders have the ability to submit a tender submission to facilitate all, some or one of the panels; Faith, Race, Women and Girls, LGBTQ+ and Older People.

Find out more, ask questions and register your interest on The Chest here.

Deadline: 30 April 2021

 

Tackling Women’s Multiple Disadvantage in Greater Manchester

Published date: 
Friday, 9th April 2021
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A new briefing by women’s rights charities highlights that over 60,000 women and girls in Manchester have experienced extensive violence and abuse in their lifetime. It calls for all local authorities in Greater Manchester to work together to ensure the most marginalised women are included and involved in its Covid-19 recovery plans. This briefing specifically focuses on women facing multiple disadvantages in Greater Manchester and makes recommendations aimed at decision-makers to improve responses.

Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Jargon Buster

Published date: 
Friday, 9th April 2021
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GMCVO has produced a useful guide which explains acronyms and terms commonly used within the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector as well as GMCVO.

Let GMCVO know if you come across an acronym or term that you think should be included, by emailing Viki Lee (viki.lee@gmcvo.org.uk).

Click here to view the jargon buster.

£50,000 awarded to neighbourhoods across GM (Ambition for Ageing)

Published date: 
Friday, 9th April 2021
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GMCVO-led programme Ambition for Ageing have invested £50,000 into small projects across Greater Manchester to prevent social isolation of older people.

Ambition for Ageing have shown through their research on microfunding that a small pot of money can generate significant change within a neighbourhood, which is why this work in increasing the social contact of local people aged 50+ is important.

Discover social enterprises across GM through the online directory

Published date: 
Friday, 9th April 2021
GM Social Enterprise Network

After a recent tidy up and round of listings updates, now is the perfect time to explore the diverse range of social enterprises listed on the GM Social Enterprise Directory. Whether you run a social enterprise, are looking to buy from a social enterprise or are just curious to see what organisations are out there, you can explore the directory via this link

If you run a social enterprise and are not already registered on the directory, you can do so via this link

New Introducing Safeguarding eLearning Course

Published date: 
Friday, 9th April 2021
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British Orienteering are excited to support their commitment to Safeguarding further by launching their new ‘Introduction to Safeguarding’ eLearning course.

British Orienteering believes that it is essential to have at least a basic understanding of what behaviour is appropriate, how to identify a safeguarding concern and be confident about how to respond, as well as being clear about how to access support.

Independent Inequalities Commission - Report Published

Published date: 
Friday, 9th April 2021
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Launched in October 2020, the Independent Inequalities Commission had a six-month mission to examine inequalities across the city-region, consider how they should be tackled and outline specific, ambitious recommendations. The report was recently launched, and you can now read the full publication via the link below, and catch up on the launch event which was recorded.