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Please see below information on training courses for Salford residents.​

Fork Lift Truck Courses:

TDB Partnership CIC have course starts for FLT every week and learners only need to attend a short, one hour pre-course assessment session prior to the course.

The next time they attend they’ll be straight on to the fork lift training, usually on the week following their assessment.

Learners are trained using RTITB accreditation and TBD can accommodate operators with various levels of experience, with course lengths of 5 days for novice drivers, 4 days for experienced operators and 2 days for those who only need refresher training.


The event celebrated small charities across the region and explored the findings of the Foundation’s research into what makes small charities distinctive.

Representatives from over 50 charities and sector organisations gathered in Leeds today to hear about and discuss the findings of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales’ independent research on the value of small charities.

Welcome to SEUK's survey on Social Value.

Social Enterprise UK, with the support of Power to Change, The Cordant Group, Engie and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales are undertaking a research project on how social value is being used within central and local government.

The project will develop unique insight into the impact of the Social Value Act to date, and propose recommendations for the future.

The results of this survey will be used to inform SEUK's research and will be written up in a report, due to be published Spring 2019.

This survey is intended for Commercial Directors and Managers, and other Senior Civil Servants working within central government. 


This Christmas Europia are bringing together British and European communities!

Come to Europia‘s Christmas event and:


Super-major charities (defined as those with an income over £100m) are experiencing similar trends and challenges with income to the rest of the voluntary sector, new analysis of data collected for the NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac has shown.

Data for the period 2009/10 - 2015/16 shows that charities with an annual income of £100m or over have grown to account for a fifth of the voluntary sector's total income. £100m+ charities are growing in number, and so is their collective income, which increased from £6.4bn in 2009/10 to £9.4bn in 2015/16.


Commission publishes review of charities' reserves policies

Less than a quarter of larger charities accurately reported the level of financial reserves they hold in their trustees’ annual report, according to a review by the Charity Commission.

The Commission says its findings suggest an incomplete understanding of what reserves are, which could lead trustees to make poor decisions about their charity’s finances.

All registered charities must explain their policy on reserves in their trustees’ annual report, and should state the level of reserves held as well as why they are held.


Ambition for Ageing has today released a report titled Resilience in an Ageing Greater Manchester, looking at the needs of older people in resilience planning.

The report suggests that although older adults can be particularly vulnerable during times of shock, they also possess assets that can contribute to preparedness for shocks.

Within the report, we explore the importance of recognising the impact different marginalising characteristics (such as ethnicity and class) can have on a person’s resilience when putting in plans around resilience and make recommendations on how policy makers can support the needs of older people across Greater Manchester.


To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Safety4Sisters North West are proud to screen Calais Children – A Case To Answer.

Calais Children is a film and live campaign by Sue Clayton. It is a compelling 62-minute film following the scandal of what happened to the almost 2000 lone children who were in the Calais Jungle as it burned down last year – most of whom had a legal case to be in the UK.

Safety4Sisters North West is a Manchester based feminist and anti-racist campaigning organisation working to support migrant women and children who have experienced gender-based violence and subject to immigration control.


 “What would it take to help people to have a good life at home for as long as they choose?"

This is your opportunity to improve Care at Home services in Greater Manchester. (Event details below)

Shared Future CIC invite caring professionals, politicians, commissioners and campaigners to come to the launch of the report of our innovative: "Inquiry into the Challenge of Care at Home"

GMCVO Friends and Members Meeting (including GMCVO AGM)

Wednesday 12th December 2018, 14:00 - 16:00, Manchester, M12 6FZ (Free)

We would like to invite all our members, partners and friends to join us at the St Thomas Centre for afternoon tea and cakes, networking and news at our Annual General Meeting. Nothing fancy this year - it's a chance to catch up with colleagues, tell you what we are up to, and ask for your views so we can plan better. We will also be launching our new website.

To book your place click here. 


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