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Help Compact Voice understand what’s happening locally

The second annual survey of Local Compacts is now open. Compact Voice are encouraging voluntary and community organisations to take 10 minutes to fill in the survey – and are offering everyone who completes the survey the chance to win an Amazon Kindle.

Bursary scheme for not London organisers

Charities Evaluation ServicesCharities that are based outside London and meet the eligibility criteria could receive a bursary to attend a CES training course at Charities Evaluation Services (CES) training venue in London.

CES have recently been awarded a grant from The Lankelly Chase Foundation to offer a bursary scheme for non-London organisations to attend CES training. The bursary can be used to attend either a one-day or two-day course.

Big Society and the future for equality

Voice4Change EnglandOne North WestOn 9th February 2012 a mix of BME and other specialist voluntary and community organisations, generic VCOs and public sector organisations gathered at Voice4Change England’s Big Society and Equality event held in partnership with One North West

Policy and research seminar: BAME communities and volunteering

Volunteering Englandand Voice4Change Englandare pleased to invite you to a policy and research seminar on BAME communities and volunteering.

Volunteering takes place in all areas of our society, but sometimes there are barriers to different groups working together. In particular, members of black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups may experience barriers to volunteering outside of their own community.

How will climate change affect BME communities in Greater Manchester?

NCVO

Take part in our project to find out

Our climate is changing.  Here in the UK we’re facing warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers, with more chances of extreme weather such as heatwaves and heavy rainfall.  As a consequence, we’ll face greater risks of drought and flooding, and other knock-on effects.  Meanwhile, other countries across the globe are facing their own climate change challenges. 

DIY approach to Integration fails to tackle race inequalities

News release from Voice4Change EnglandVoice4Change England 
21st February 2012

For immediate release

DIY approach to Integration fails to tackle race inequalities

Voice4Change England was dismayed to read the Government’s cross-departmental approach to integration: creating the conditions for integration, published today.

Government fund may entrench existing inequality, say national advocates

Voice4Change England

News release from Voice4Change England
7th February 2012

For immediate release

Government fund may entrench existing inequality, say national advocates

Inquiry finds gaps in the Government’s use of the Compact

News release from Voice4Change EnglandVoice4Change England
23rd January 2012

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Stephen Lawrence verdict: Dobson and Norris guilty of racist murder

On 3 January 2012 Gary Dobson and David Norris were found guilty of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, 18 years  after his stabbing by a gang of white youths at a bus stop in Eltham on 22 April 1993. Voice4Change England has responded with a contribution to Just West Yorkshire’s bulletin:

Voice4Change England’s roadshow highlights cynicism around Big Society

Voice4Change England’s roadshow highlights cynicism around Big Society

On 8 November 2011, Voice4Change England hosted its Big Society roadshow in Brighton. Held in partnership with Friends, Families and Travellers, the event was attended by a mix of BME and other specialist VCOs, generic VCOs and public sector organisations.

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