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  • Area of opportunity: Training
    Opportunity description:

    We would like you to:

    - Share your knowledge of functions in Microsoft Office e.g. Word and Outlook.
    - Answer questions users have...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Gifting IT training will increase staff’s knowledge of what they can do with IT means we can have a more consistent level of competency and understanding of the functions of software we use on a daily basis. This will help us use it more professionally, efficiently and effectively. It will prevent IT problems and help us resolve issues. Training clients will grow their confidence, increase digital inclusion and boost their employability opening up more opportunities to them.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Consultation
    Opportunity description:

    We support disabled people’s employability. We would like some extra support with some of the tasks.

    We are looking for someone who would...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Offering CV /application writing tips from an employer perspective will help bring the world of work to life for disabled people. Having an unfamiliar face to offer mock interviews in a supportive environment helps bridge the gap between imagining an interview scenario and equipping people for the reality of a formal assessment. It means our staff can focus on recruiting clients, monitoring and providing wrap-around 1:1 bespoke support before and after this… including doing necessary admin and organisational tasks! Helping a client find suitable opportunities will give them the best chance of finding appropriate work or training or volunteering.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    We would like from you:

    - advice on how to promote Breakthrough projects and increase the number of people who are referred to our service...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Helping Breakthrough communicate our services to as many people who could benefit as possible means we can focus on engaging clients in opportunities to develop and remove barriers. Getting more referrals means we can concentrate time and money investing in service delivery!

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We would like someone to:

    - Help us with the maintenance of our charity base in central Manchester.
    - Maintenance includes painting...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This will improve our service greatly as it will bring these rooms into use and allow us to work reach and work with more people. Currently, staff delivering these services do not have the capacity to undertake the task themselves so any help in getting this done would be make a big difference. Resources will be provided.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Administration
    Opportunity description:

    As part of our work we run a youth club. We currently have paper registration forms but we would like to move to electronic.

    We would...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will help us in a few ways. It will allow us to take another step towards becoming paperless which is contributes to improved information safety and it’s good for the environment! Having this information stored electronically will also allow us to access it from multiple locations and will support us in evaluation and funding applications.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We work with young people as part of our NEET programme (not in education, employment or training) and would like opportunity for a young person/...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    The young people we work with on this project aren’t currently in employment, education or training. Hearing from someone about their career path and what their role involves may spark interest in a particular area and allow them to become more informed about different roles available and the steps they might need to take to get there.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We need some help to build a scout hut! We are building the wooden frame for our new hut, we are told it is easier than building Ikea furniture....

    Difference this will make to the group:

    At the moment there is no central venue for the group to meet, we did have a hut but it was in a shocking state. Having this space available to the community will:

    - Increase the opportunities that we are able to offer young people
    - Encourage attendance and increase membership
    - It will mean there is a much need space for other community groups in the area.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    We want to raise awareness about handball, reach new audiences and increase the number of people, who participate in our sessions. We are looking...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will:

    - Enable more young people to participate in handball.
    - Help people to get active.
    - Increase our profile in the community.
    - Increase our team’s knowledge, skills and confidence in marketing.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Business development
    Opportunity description:

    We are passionate about our sport and how participation changes people’s lives. We want to build better relationships with local businesses and...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will:

    - Enable us to expand our activities
    - Ensure a wider range of people have the opportunity to participate in handball
    - Help people to get active
    - Increase our team’s knowledge, skills and confidence in approaching local businesses

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    We want to raise awareness about handball, reach new audiences and increase the number of people, who participate in our sessions. We are...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having this support will:

    - Enable more young people to participate in handball
    - Help people to get active
    - Increase our profile in the community
    - Increase our team’s knowledge, skills and confidence in media work

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Consultation
    Opportunity description:

    We would like someone:

    - who has a flare for writing case studies and interviewing participants to see how cycling has changed their life....

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - It will support us to market the project to the right audience.
    - It will help people get a better idea of what participants and carers can expect from coming along to the Pedal Away Ride.
    - It may increase the number of volunteers to the project as they know more about it.
    - It may increase our donations and sponsorship.
    - It will help as part of the evaluation for the project.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    Our Wheels For All sessions are aimed at giving disabled adults and children the opportunity to ride a bike without disability being a barrier....

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having a video showcasing our Salford Wheels For All session will support us in a number of ways:

    - it will support us to market the project to the right audience.
    - it will help people get a better idea of what participants and carers can expect from coming along to a Wheels For session.
    - it may increase the number of volunteers to the project as they know more about it.
    - it may increase our donations and sponsorship.
    - it will help as part of the evaluation for the project.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    At St Clement's’ our centre hosts a range of community activities, services and groups. We want to gather the stories of some of the people...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will:

    - Increase local people’s knowledge about our services, groups and activities
    - Help us share information with the groups who already use the centre
    - Increase the number and diversity of people using the centre
    - Encourage more people to support our work through donations or volunteering.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Graphic design
    Opportunity description:

    At St. Clement's’ our centre hosts a range of community activities, services and groups. We want to create a more eye-catching logo that...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will:

    - Help us to communicate more effectively about the services we offer
    - Make our marketing materials more eye-catching and appealing
    - Increase the number and diversity of people using the centre
    - Encourage more people to support our work through donations or volunteering.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    Our centre hosts a range of community activities, services and groups. We want to keep the centre looking spick and span and for it feel like a...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will:

    - Make our centre a lovely, warm and welcoming place to be
    - Encourage more groups to use our centre for their activities.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Finance
    Opportunity description:

    We are looking for someone with finance skills to help us get organised and to support us with the following tasks:

    - Creating an easy to...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    It will enable us concentrate on the activities of our group and once we have systems set up it really help us to stay organised.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Administration
    Opportunity description:

    We would like help with the following tasks:

    - Creating a calendar for our events, training sessions and meetings
    - Support to create...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    It will help us reach our goals! Bringing professional skills to our group will help us increase the ability of our group, we will be able to offer more activities and involve even more people from the local area.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    We are in the process of expansion at Incredible Education in Salford developing a new site, which will host a community garden, café, forest...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    • It will enable us to promote our project to potential funders and to increase our long-term financial sustainability, as a result.
    • Enable us to have photographs that we can use in future publications.
    • It will broaden the range of skills and expertise within the organisation and our confidence about communicating with funders.
    • It will free up staff time and support us to focus on the set up and promotion of our new site.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Finance
    Opportunity description:

    We are in the process of expansion, developing a new site which will host a community garden, café, forest school, woodland activities and much...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    • It will enable us to monitor our finances more effectively and create better financial reports.
    • It will save time by improving the efficiency of how we record and monitor financial information.
    • It will free up staff time and support us to focus on the set up and promotion of our new site.
    • It will broaden the range of skills and expertise within the organisation improving service delivery.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Web development
    Opportunity description:

    We have recently created a new website for The Rugby College and we want someone with knowledge and experience of website design/user experience...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    We will have a website that is easy to use and that showcases the work that we do. We hope that this will help to increase the reach of our work so that more young people and a greater diversity of young people are aware of what we do and how to access our courses.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day