The Greater Manchester Police and Crime Plan 2013-2016 was published at the end of March.
The plan reflects the priorities of local people following a public consultation carried out by Tony Lloyd, the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner.
The plan addresses areas such as anti-social behaviour, protecting vulnerable people, putting victims at the centre of the criminal justice system, dealing effectively with organised crime and terrorism, and building confidence in policing services
The UK Data Service is hosting five free online sessions designed to introduce users to the data and resources available through the newly-formed service.
The webinars are open to anyone in the UK. Spaces are limited. Reserve your spot by booking at the links below.
An introduction to data available from the UK Data Service.
Monday 13 May 11am
Broadening access: Improving the impact of social data
Tuesday 14 May, 4.30pm
Looking after and managing your research data
Wednesday 15 May, 4pm
Thursday 16 May, 3pm
An introduction to 2011 census geography
Friday 17 May 3pm
The National Association for the Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) is calling for examples of how local authorities are funding local charities and community groups.
This call is in connection with NAVCA's decision to team up with other national umbrella bodies to write to all local authorities urging them not to make disproportionate cuts to the sector – and reminding them of their duties.
Relevant information can be sent to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New methods for claiming back the basic rate of tax on Gift Aid donations came into force on 22 April.
Under the new rules, charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) can claim in three different ways – using an online form, through the charity’s database, and by paper form.
The new scheme becomes compulsory in September 2013.
Manchester Trustees Network
Manchester: A Certain Future seeks a Chair for its Stakeholder Steering Group.
The Stakeholder Steering Group exists to oversee the direction of the Climate Change Action Plan for Manchester on behalf of stakeholders from across the city.
The time commitment for this high-profile voluntary position will be 3-4 days per month. The contract duration is three years.
Closing date for applications: 10 May 2013.
Employment relations body Acas has created a series of step-by-step guides for new and small employers, which "break down the most common employment issues into a series of practical steps that a manager or supervisor can pick up and put down as needed".
The guides cover:
• Recruiting an employee
• Settling in a new employee
• The new employee's contract
• Managing a complaint at work
• Managing staff absence
• How to get the best out of your staff
Action for Sustainable Living is in the final year of a four-year Lottery-funded project supporting communities in south Manchester to become more sustainable, resilient and skilled through engagement in community environmental activities.
ASL is looking for an Evaluation Consultant to analyse the impact of this project on people’s lives. The Consultant will gather target quantitative information, guide and incorporate qualitative data from existing information and additional interviews and produce a user-friendly report. The final report must be submitted by mid-July 2013.
Deadline for applications: 29 April 2013
Barnardo’s has joined up with Manchester-based POPS (Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group) to provide information, support and training to professionals working with families of offenders, including those working in prisons, probation, voluntary organisations, local and health authorities.
A two-year contract worth £900,000 has been awarded by the Department for Education for the running of the National Knowledge and Advice Service which will share best practice and offer training and support to frontline staff and those responsible for strategic development and commissioning.
For more information:
Contact the POPS media team: Tel: 0161 702 1000
A study by New Philanthropy Capital says Britons would give about £700m extra yearly if they were more sure of charities' impact
The report has created concern that charity leaders are failing to prove the effectiveness of their work and that the British public would give more if they were provided with better information and were convinced their donations were doing good.
Pam Webb of the Zurich Community Trust has told the Funding Your Future conference that more effective ways to connect employees to opportunities are needed.
She explained that companies are keen to work with charities that offer volunteering opportunities for employees because it improves their own business
Pam Webb, head of the Zurich Community Trust and chair of the steering group of the London Benchmarking Group said that volunteering improves the skills of employees and strengthens their commitment to their employers.