• Great Manchester Run will go ahead in 2021 with new date
    on January 6, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    A series of virtual running challenges will help you start the year strong, ready for the start line in September The post Great Manchester Run will go ahead in 2021 with new date appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • Manchester’s Lightopia festival to remain open in Tier 4
    on December 31, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Award-winning Lightopia is able to remain open as an illuminated light trail until 10th January The post Manchester’s Lightopia festival to remain open in Tier 4 appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • Five ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve – at home
    on December 29, 2020 at 9:16 am

    From live wine tastings and fine food to a 24-hour party at the Virtual Hacienda, here’s how to see in 2021 without leaving the house The post Five ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve – at home appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • See in 2021 with a non-stop virtual concert broadcast from around the globe
    on December 23, 2020 at 11:07 am

    The 26-hour New Year’s Eve interactive celebration by Rain Dance Colour Festival features artists from across the world – including 808 State DJs The post See in 2021 with a non-stop virtual concert broadcast from around the globe appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • Influencing policy: The role of influencing in Prison Reform Trust’s work
    by michelle.foster on January 14, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    3 February, 2021 – 10:00 to 11:30Do you want to learn about different organisations’ approaches to influencing government policy? Are you interested in developing your own organisation’s policy influencing strategy? The seminar is suitable for voluntary organisations with an interest in influencing policy – from those who are just starting on their influencing journey, to those that have a lot of experience who might want to pick up something new. The seminar is designed to:Shared Topic Areas: Crime and Disorder

  • Health and justice network meeting
    by michelle.foster on January 14, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    9 February, 2021 – 10:00 to 11:30Clinks’ regular health and justice network meetings provide an opportunity for voluntary sector health and justice organisations to come together to discuss health issues and inequalities that affect their service users, and how they deliver their services. The meeting will also discuss the impact that Covid-19 is having on your organisation. Clinks, in partnership with Nacro, is part of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, where we represent the voluntary sector in addressing health inequalities faced by people in contact with the criminal justice system.Shared Topic Areas: Crime and Disorder

  • Peer support session: Tech and digital for small voluntary organisations
    by michelle.foster on January 14, 2021 at 11:03 am

    3 February, 2021 – 11:00 to 12:30IVAR and CAST are holding a free peer support session on tech and digital for small voluntary organisations (income below £500k). It’s an opportunity to reflect on your own digital journey and hear others’ stories, successes and challenges. For more information and to register click here Shared Topic Areas: Capacity Building

  • Criminal justice network meeting – England
    by michelle.foster on January 14, 2021 at 10:14 am

    20 January, 2021 – 10:00 to 11:30These meetings provide an opportunity for organisations to come together to discuss the impact of Covid-19, and responses of services working within the criminal justice system during these challenging times. The meetings will also provide the opportunity to get a policy update from Clinks as well as a chance to share updates and concerns. For more information and to register click here Shared Topic Areas: Crime and Disorder

  • Virtual Volunteer Coordinators Forum
    by michelle.foster on January 8, 2021 at 10:12 am

    19 January, 2021 – 13:30 to 15:30At this Volunteer Coordinators Forum we’ll be joined by friends from Manchester Mind who will be leading a short session on mindfulness to equip you with some methods for looking after yourself and others at this trying time. We will also be bringing you our round up of news and information from Macc and the Volunteer Centre regarding all things volunteering, both local and national; and will leave plenty of time for discussion, information sharing and networking.Shared Topic Areas: Volunteering

  • Greater Manchester BAME Network meet the funder webinar
    by michelle.foster on January 6, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    19 January, 2021 – 15:00 to 16:00GM BAME Network and GMCVO have launched another round of grants. The grants are for small GM BAME led VCSE organisations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in order to respond to the needs of BAME communities. Grants are available for GM BAME led VCSE organisations to focus on emergency needs within BAME communities. The grants will fund new activities and services as well as the additional costs of adapting existing services due to Covid-19. The grants will also help counter the loss of fundraising income directly caused by the pandemic. Shared Topic Areas: Black, Minority and EthnicCapacity BuildingFunding

  • Women’s Aid Winter Conference 2021
    by michelle.foster on January 6, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    27 January, 2021 – 09:45 to 28 January, 2021 – 13:30The influential and innovative winter conference series from national domestic abuse charity, Women’s Aid, will, in January 2021, put the spotlight on mental health and trauma with a particular focus on the enormous impact of Covid-19 both on survivors, and the staff and organisations in the VAWG sector who work to support them.Shared Topic Areas: Health and Wellbeing

  • Greater Manchester Cancer Virtual Cancer Week
    by michelle.foster on January 6, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    1 February, 2021 – 09:00 to 5 February, 2021 – 16:00The aim is to bring the cancer service and research communities together with users and the general public of Greater Manchester, to connect in reflecting on the challenges of this extraordinary year, to review and understand the whirlwind of change that the system has embraced and to jointly look at where the challenges that this leaves as we continue to work together to improve cancer outcomes. The themes for the 5 days include:Shared Topic Areas: Health and Wellbeing

  • How to produce an effective Curriculum Vitae (CV) distance – learning course
    by cheryl.mcalister on January 5, 2021 at 9:39 am

    21 January, 2021 (All day) to 30 January, 2021 (All day)‘Love What You Do’ (Manchester) is a ‘Not for Profit’ organisation created to provide opportunities for local people within the region to access training related to gaining employment.Shared Topic Areas: Learning, Skills and Employment

  • GM Social Value Network – Manifesto launch
    by michelle.foster on December 16, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    28 January, 2021 – 10:00 to 11:30The Greater Manchester Social Value Network are hosting an online launch event of their Manifesto. You will have opportunity to:Shared Topic Areas: Policy and Influence