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A collection of third sector news articles, funders and events from across Wirral.

17 August 2018
In this issue:

Victoria Hall to host two special events for Heritage Open Days




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Charity Commission issues alert over internal cyber crime and fraud risk


Charities are at risk of internal fraud and cybercrime because they put too much trust in individuals and do not have adequate controls in place, the Charity Commission has warned. The Charity Commission‘s warning that charities place too much trust in individuals comes after a National Fraud Intelligence Bureau alert, highlighting the threat posed by ...

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Vacancy: Cleaner / Caretaker with Wirral Multicultural Organisation


The Wirral Multicultural Organisation is looking to appoint an energetic, enthusiastic and hardworking Caretaker/Cleaner to join the organisation. The successful candidate will be responsible for the security of the premises and contents including the operation of fire and burglar alarms and key holder responsibilities, lighting, heating and cleaning of premises, porterage, handy man duties. Hours ...

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Funding for LGBT Projects Run by Young People


vInspired, the Volunteering Charity, has announced that its Cashpoint grants scheme is has announced that its Loud and Proud grants programme is open for applications. These grants are accepting applications for LGBT+ projects. The Cashpoint grants scheme offers grants of up to £500 to give young people (aged 14-25) the opportunity to bring their ideas ...

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Event Tomorrow: One Wirral Festival 2018


One Wirral 2018 takes place in Birkenhead Park this Saturday from 11am – 4pm. The Inclusion and Diversity festival features 9 stage acts from across the community, 7 interactive workshops, cultural zone, inclusive sports, children’s activities, over 50 stalls from local businesses and community groups and much much more! The map and full programme can ...

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Beechwood Community Trust & Rowan Associates offer training to Wirral’s volunteers


Beechwood Community Trust and Rowan Associates have come together to offer a whole host of courses starting in September 2018. Workshops are delivered in a relaxed manner with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and for group discussion. All of the workshops aim to increase a participant’s understanding of a given subject matter, with no formal ...

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Mayor teams up with Sale Sharks to help tackle youth unemployment


Advantage Wirral was officially launched by Cllr Geoffrey Watt at a special event at The Hive in Birkenhead. Led by Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks, the Wirral business community came out to support the project, which aims to boost job prospects for 16-18 year olds Also attending the launch was council leader, Cllr Phil Davies ...

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Volunteers take part in Birkenhead community clean-up


Operation Sparkle, organised by Birkenhead Improvement District (BID) team, aims to ensure that a local area is tidied, made cleaner and attractive for all. Its most recent work saw volunteers help tidy up Cook Street, Barton Street and Menai Street, with many more to come. Gemma Nichols, head of Birkenhead BID, said: “By tackling issues ...

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Job Opportunities for an exciting new project at Ss Peter, Paul and St Philomena’s Church


Ss Peter, Paul and St Philomena’s Church (aka The Dome of Home), is a large, listed Catholic church built in the 1930s with a brick exterior over a reinforced concrete shell. The church is seeking to appoint a new team (3 posts) to support and manage their new Restoration Project. Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has ...

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One Wirral Festival – Saturday 18th August


Last year, three local disability organisations – Wirral Mencap, Options for Supported Living and Wirral Evolutions – jointly secured £10,000 from the National Lottery to hold an inclusive community festival in Birkenhead Park during the summer. This year after the incredible support of people in the community and funders, One Wirral returns this weekend. 11am to ...

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