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LGBT Foundation’s Pride in Practice programme is 10 years old!

Pride in Practice works with healthcare professionals to share knowledge, develop inclusion and build relationships leading to better outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. The Pride in Practice conference will share learning from the last 10 years as well as providing a forum for the further development of LGBT inclusion within healthcare.

The conference will take place at a central Manchester location.


Greater Manchester Combined Authority intends to commission a social investment fund management organisation through a competitive process to work with providers and local commissioners to deliver a new response to preventing Youth Homelessness in Greater Manchester through a social outcomes-based contract.


No Going Back – The State of Social Enterprise Survey 2021 is the latest state of the sector report written by Social Enterprise UK and supported by Barclays.


UK Cycling is offering grants to local groups to put on Big Bike Revival bike repair sessions. Local Community groups that plan to deliver bike events that are accessible to everyone can bid for funds to help facilitate and put on events.

To be awarded the grant, the events will need to be carried out before the end of the year.

If you would like to learn more about how to qualify and apply, visit the Big Bike Reveal Website


The GM VCSE Leadership Group are looking for dynamic strategic focused leaders from the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester (GM) to sit on three new boards set up to govern health and social care across GM. These new boards are being created as part of the re-organisation of NHS structures on an Integrated Care System (ICS) basis.

As key partners in the work being undertaken across GM, it has been agreed that representatives from the VCSE sector will sit on the following governing structures:


Mark the Salford Black History Month event in your calendars. Please, join us as we celebrate the black culture and historical achievements within the Salford Community.

Date: Tuesday 26th October 2021

Time: 6pm-8:30pm

Theme: Be The Change 

A virtual event featuring:

  • Commemorations
  • Presentations
  • Performances

Register now.



The power of participatory arts to innovate in public involvement and engagement.

Made By Mortals in partnership with Social Care & Society are putting on an event on 4th November from 1pm to 4:30pm at Guide Bridge Theatre in Tameside (our base). 


Social enterprises, businesses that trade for a social and/or environmental purpose, are thriving despite operating in the toughest economic conditions for over a decade according to the latest research from Social Enterprise UK and Barclays.


Salford City Council have just launched a survey about Leisure and Culture Services in the City (Leisure and Culture Survey (


The ESOL and Adult Learning team (at Skills and Work) are mapping local provisions and learning offers for our Salford community.

They are seeking input and contributions from our residents and parents to learn more about the demographics of our community, identify the barriers and challenges of our residents for whom English is not their first spoken language, identify their skills and aspirations for learning and self-development.

They have created a survey to be shared with the community.


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