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What will it cover?

  • Art, creative writing and drama activities.
  • How the arts can be used as a tool for young people’s reflection and self-development.
  • Using simple arts activities to explore any issue or discussion topic with young people.
  • Ways to incorporate more arts into your current practice.

Who is it for?

This training is perfect for youth and community workers who are beginners and non-artists, or for those wishing to refresh their artistic skills.


Macmillan have in the past provided a grant stream to enable engagement and involvement activity as well as the funding of start-up and development stages of Support Groups. This grant stream has now been refreshed and they are looking for people living with and/or affected by cancer to co-design an Evaluation Panel for this new Support Grant.  

Macmillan are looking for six people who have a lived experience of cancer to take part in this exciting opportunity to co-design and get involved with the evaluation panel. This will ensure that the activities they are funding through this grant are meaningful, inform future developments and support people living with cancer in the North West.  


Steward, 46, left The Lowry Theatre where he works Tuesday 30th October 2018.

He is white, around 5ft 10in tall, of medium build with short, blond hair.

Steward might be wearing a dark coloured raincoat with dark coloured top and bottoms.

Anyone who sees Stewart or knows where he is can contact the Police on 0161 856 2836.


The Government has renewed its commitment to improve safeguarding for England's charity sector

  • Government renews commitment to improve safeguarding for England’s charity sector
  • Measures build on recent Code of Ethics that sets the standards for all charities.

Charity employees, volunteers and those that benefit from their services will be better protected under new safeguarding measures, Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced today.


Our Great Big Festive Quiz is back!

Our Great Big Festive Quiz returns this year to raise funds for Salford4Good.

The festive quiz is a great chance to thank your volunteers or to enjoy a team night out.

The quiz will see the return of some of our favourite question rounds and name the Salford 4 Good bear.

Tickets are £5 per person. 

Teams are made up of 6 people and your ticket will include a buffet on the night.

The hall bar will be open for drinks during the evening. There will be prizes galore, music and a raffle!

To reserve your place, please register online below.

You will need to pay the £5 ticket price to secure your place by the 23rd November.


Today is International Volunteer Managers Day, a day to celebrate everyone who supports and leads volunteers.

Throughout the day we will be tweeting top tips from Volunteer Managers from a range of organisations. Follow us on twitter @VCSalford1 for these tips and more.

Here at Volunteer Centre Salford we can support you to effectively recruit and manage your volunteers. Some of the ways we can help are as follows:

  • The Living Wage Foundation announces new UK Living Wage hourly rate of £9 per hour, an increase of 25p per hour
  • London Mayor announces new London Living Wage of £10.55 per hour, an increase of 35p per hour
  • Over 180,000 workers are set for a pay boost
  • The UK rate is £1.17 per hour more than the government minimum wage (for over 25s) and the London Living Wage is £2.72 higher.
  • Over 4,700 Living Wage employers across the UK including over 1,500 in London
  • New research finds that £809,000,000 in extra wages has gone to low-paid workers because of the Living Wage movement, with almost £200m extra received in the past year alone

On the 12 November 2018 the service you use to update your charity details is changing.

Trustees of all charities have a legal obligation to keep the details on the charity register accurate and up to date.

This helps maintain public trust and confidence in the charity sector, and enables the Commission, as the regulator, to contact you with important regulatory information.

From 12 November 2018 all charities will be required to check and update their details before they can access the annual return.

IPPR North

Responding to today’s Budget, IPPR North Director Sarah Longlands said:

“It's nearly five years since the first Northern Powerhouse Strategy was written, so it's welcome news that the Government plan to refresh their proposals for the North. Now is the moment to broaden the vision for the region's future, and to put in place a plan that reflects voices of northern leaders – not just elected politicians, but communities, businesses, and civil society; a strategy which has the people as well as the GVA of the north at its heart. 

Karl Wilding's presentation outlining NCVO’s thinking on how Brexit will shape the landscape for the voluntary sector, what we can do to prepare for all eventualities and what it might mean in the longer term. Presented at the VONNE Conference, 18 October 2018 

The accompanying slides for this presentation are available here.

Good morning everyone.

Thank you for the opportunity to speak today. NCVO is the national body for charities and volunteering and we work alongside umbrella bodies like VONNE, without whom we wouldn’t be able to make a bigger different to the sector.

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