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Fundraising website easyfundraising is giving voluntary groups and third sector organisations 1000s of opportunities to win donations this November.

When anyone connected to your organisation plays Spin to Win, they could win you anything from 10p - £50 every day.

One in ten people are guaranteed to win a donation for their good cause every day throughout November.

Make sure your organisation is registered with easyfundraising so you can take part.


Our very own city of Salford has been celebrated by the release of a Monopoly board themed around iconic landmarks in the region. Public landmarks which we will all recognise make an appearance on the new game such as Salford Lads Club, Working Class Movement Library, and Peel Park.


The Greater Manchester Workforce Collaborative (part of GM Health and Social Care Partnership) has commissioned another two cohorts of the Race Equality Change Agents Programme (RECAP) through Northern Care Alliance.

The programme aims to create race equality champions and also provides participants with the tools and support to run a project in their organisation to create change for people from ethnic minorities in the workforce.


Come along to the Agnes Hopkins Christmas fair on Saturday the 20th of November from 11am to 3pm.

With a maker’s market, crafted goods, cake stalls, raffles, tombola, and more, there is plenty of options for your Christmas shopping.

Taking place at the Agnes Hopkins Community Centre, Claredon Road, Swinton, M27 4BQ.


Greater Manchester Combined Authority is looking for passionate individuals with links to Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ communities to join the GM LGBTQ+ Advisory Panel!

Make a difference to Greater Manchester’s LGBTQ+ communities across its 10 districts as part of a panel.

Applications from trans and non-binary people; LGBTQ+ women, people of colour (PoC), and disabled people; and others with lived experience of multiple marginalisation are encouraged to ensure that the Panel is representative of the full diversity of communities in Greater Manchester.


Free training courses for Salford residents aged 19 and over.

Corinth Business and Community Training is a community enterprise, a not-for-profit community training company based in Salford.


There are only 3.5 full-time specialist frontline domestic abuse support workers for LGBT+ victims in England and Wales out of a total of 803, according to a new report.

The report commissioned by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner also found that there were no funded LGBT+ ‘by and for’ domestic abuse services across the South West, North East of England and Wales. ‘By and for’ services are those provided by and for the community they serve. 


This Career Pathways in Holistic Health programme is a pick and mix menu of FREE courses to help kick-start career pathways, develop start-ups or Social Enterprise organisations.

Gain from it what you need be that:

  • careers inspiration
  • enterprise support
  • holistic therapy training
  • creative and digital skills training
  • social enterprise development support

Read more about this opportunity in Flourish’s blog.


Salford based mental health charity START has joined forces with Walkden Town Centre to introduce ‘Chatty Benches’ to the upper floor of Egerton Walk to help combat loneliness and isolation in the neighbourhood.

The benches encourage people to sit and talk to each other, giving people a chance to reconnect to each other and improve mental health.

Also, guest speakers will occasionally sit on the bench. People like volunteers, community connectors, mental health practitioners, or social workers will be available to talk to and a rota can be seen near the benches.


GREATER Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has launched a public consultation on the next Greater Manchester Police and Crime Plan, which will set the direction for policing and community safety across the city-region for the next three years.

The public consultation began yesterday (Monday 1 November) and will run for four weeks until Tuesday 30 November. Responses to the consultation will be collated and feed into the final version of the next Plan, which will be published in January 2022.


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