CRE North 2019 at Event City Manchester

13th to 14th March 2019

For the first time since 2014, CRE returns to the easily-accessible Event City Manchester, for a two-day exhibition on 13-14 March 2019.

Situated next door to the Trafford Centre, the UK’s second largest shopping destination, Event City offers a purpose-built venue, excellent transport links, easy vehicle access and thousands of free parking spaces.

For these reasons, almost 200 CRE 2017 exhibitors voted overwhelmingly to return to the north west.

Already welcomed to the area by the Bishop of Manchester, Rt Rev Dr David Walker, CRE North 2019 will attract visitors from as far afield as Cumbria, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool and North Wales. Previous exhibitions in Manchester have attracted more than 2,500 visitors, and after a five-year absence, this two-day exhibition is eagerly anticipated.

As well as creating a place to meet church leaders and key decision-makers in the north west, CRE also provides you with a great context for networking and creative thinking with other organisations.

For more information, visit the CRE website by clicking here.

Fundraising Live 2019

Thursday 7th February 2019

Join us to celebrate Plan International’s ten-year anniversary with corporate partner Credit Suisse, learn how East Anglian Air Ambulance took their fundraising team to the next level, and access a step-by-step guide from British Heart Foundation explaining how to revolutionise your supporter engagement on a £30 budget.

Tickets to Fundraising Live give you the flexibility to select sessions from any conference stream. This means that you can tailor the sessions you or your team attend to ensure that your charity's needs are addressed.

For more information, visit the Fundraising Live 2019 webpage by clicking here (External website)

Successful Premises Management - What you need to know

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Date & Time of Training: 
23 January, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:30
Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford, M6 5QQ

UK’s leading property advice charity the Ethical Property Foundation is delighted to offer this free property workshop for not for profit organisations in partnership with Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre.

Venue: Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool St, Salford M6 5QQ

Workshop incl. Lunch 10am - 1.30pm,

1:1 Advice Clinic 1.30pm - 3.30pm

You will work with real life case studies from similar organisations and learn to:

  • Understand what you need from your property, to make informed decisions that support your beneficiaries
  • Apply the principles of effective maintenance management
  • Recognise and understand how to manage the risks involved in managing property
  • Let premises and manage tenants
  • Recognise opportunities to save money and generate income
  • Understand compliance and legal issues

The Ethical Property Foundation is a socially enterprising charity committed to working with others to improve the environmental and social performance of buildings. We offer independent advice and training to help charities and voluntary groups rent, buy, let or manage their property. Our vision is of a world where the use of buildings help people, the community and the planet. In February 2015, we became the sole supplier to the Charity Commission for charities requiring advice on property and land issues.

The Foundation earns its own income via commissioned advice and is also funded by a range of charitable trusts.  This enables us to offer free advice to smaller charities and community groups. We work closely with our Register of 40 property professionals who are committed to the non-profit sector and offer pro bono and discounted advice.

Alongside our property advice work, the Foundation also engages with the mainstream commercial property sector to promote ethical workplace management. The fairplace Award® recognises and celebrates good practice in the management of buildings - with people and the environment in mind.

Ethical Property Foundation in partnership with Salford CVS and Volunteer Centre
Please quote Manchester Community Central when booking

Level 1 Child Protection Awareness Training - Oldham

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Level 1 course for staff and volunteers of voluntary, community and faith organisations.

The Hub is offering a level 1 course for staff and volunteers of voluntary, community and faith organisations in Oldham and Tameside who want to refresh their knowledge around child protection and safeguarding.

The aims of the course are:

  • To develop an awareness of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • To have a clear idea of what to do in Oldham if you are worried a child is in danger of suffering serious and significant harm
  • To give staff within the organisation the opportunity of sharing ideas of best practice for safeguarding children

On completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify their safeguarding role
  • Have an awareness of the legal/historical context relating to safeguarding children
  • Explore what is meant by safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • Define abuse and neglect
  • Know what to do if they are worried about a young person/child, including the referral process
  • Be aware of safer caring practices

For further details contact Adele Thomson on 0161 339 2345 or email 

Click here to visit Action Together's website for more information

28th November, 2018 9:30 AM   through   12:30 PM
Action Together - Oldham office
12 Manchester Chambers
West Street
Oldham, OL1 1LF

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday 27th November 2018

The last weekend of November is usually all about getting a good deal on a TV. However, Giving Tuesday is restoring the balance. This is a great way to get a little boost for your charity. there are two useful links;

Official website -


Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Summit: Working Together to do Business For Good

Thursday 15th November 2018

Social Enterprise Day: Thursday 15th November 2018, 10.00 – 16.00

St Peter’s House, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9GH

The event is free for delegates to attend, including lunch, due to the generosity of sponsors.

Greater Manchester is the home of the co-operative movement and at the forefront of current thinking about inclusive economic growth. Social enterprises are a vital element in creating a more inclusive economy. We are collaborating across the private, public, voluntary and academic sectors, led by social enterprises themselves, to build a strong social enterprise movement in Greater Manchester that includes and empowers the people and places most disadvantaged in conventional markets. We hope this event will showcase some of our fantastic social enterprises and inspire everyone to support a new GM Social Enterprise Strategy to encourage the development of many more.


Throughout the day there will be a marketplace of social enterprises and a programme of panel discussions and workshops exploring topics such as the lived experience of the social enterprise journey, social enterprises working with private and public sectors, and digital innovation. The summit will be chaired by Rose Marley, co-founding CEO of SharpFutures Manchester CIC. The day will culminate in the launch of the GM Social Enterprise Strategy by, Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester.

Click here for more information and to register.

Trustees? Week: 12-16 November 2018

12th to 16th November 2018

Are you a trustee or thinking about becoming one?

The Trustees' Week website have a lot of infomration and events going on that may be of interest.

Visit and take a look!

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