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  • Briefings on Greater Manchester’s European funding plans

    Greater Manchester has an allocation of £356 million of European Structural Funds for the 2014-20 programme.

    The Funds, overall, are designed to reduce economic inequalities by targeting additional resources at developing skills, jobs and enterprise for those people and areas which need extra help. There is also clear acknowledgement of the importance of social inclusion and social innovation as necessary conditions of economic inclusion; this is similarly acknowledged in the Greater Manchester Strategy, which also acknowledges the importance of our sector in delivering this.

    The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has responsibility to design a detailed European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) plan and find match funding.

    Executive support for the LEP is provided by New Economy with which GMCVO – advocating for the interests of the local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector – has a very close working relationship.

    A number of Greater Manchester organisations representing the interests of important sectors (including GMCVO and Network for Europe) have been very involved in supporting New Economy with developing the plan, and will continue to work with them over the next more practical phase.

    A short series of half-day meetings to brief voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations on the new European funding programme have been organised by GMCVO.

    There will be four events on:

    • 14 October at the St Thomas Centre, Manchester
    • 24 October at the Bolton Hub
    • 7 November at Age UK, Oldham
    • 14 November at Salford Innovation Forum

    For further information and to book a place at one of the events, visit: www.gmcvo.org.uk/european-programme-2014-20

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  • Cultural Partnership Grants 2015-18

    Not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding of between £10,000 and £40,000 per year, until March 2018, to support the core costs of their organisation. A total of £900,000 is available (subject to budget) over three years from this fund.

    The Culture Team and Manchester City Council want your work to have a lasting impact that will directly benefits residents and the economy, now and in the future.

    You can apply on behalf of your organisation or, if you’re working with another organisation, you can apply together.

    If your organisation already receives cultural strategic investment or has confirmed event funding for 2015/16 you are not eligible to apply.

    To apply you must:
    • be a not-for-profit organisation (including voluntary and community groups)
    • be a cultural or arts-based organisation, as stated in your constitution
    • be based in the area covered by Manchester Council, or have a track record of benefiting our residents, visitors or local economy
    • use the funding to support the core revenue operating costs of your organisation and not a one-off project
    • meet at least one of the cultural objectives
    • have, and could provide, all the written documents requested
    • account for any money you get and say what you’ve achieved with it

    For further information and to apply, visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200047/grants/6624/cultural_organisations_apply_for_funding, or email: culture@manchester.gov.uk

    Deadline: Wednesday 12 November 2014, 9am

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