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  • Area of opportunity: Administration
    Opportunity description:

    We would like from you:

    - Research skills to search for activities across Manchester and fact checking, then recording the details so we...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having a list of up to date opportunities mean when we meet an isolated disabled person we can let them know their options and they can choose an activity that they’re interested in. This gives us more time to recruit participants and work with them and volunteers directly. We will have a better chance at connecting someone to an activity as soon as possible. It also highlights gaps in provision e.g. accessible weekday sports activities in Moston for example.

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

    It’s part of our values to ensure our services are person-centred and reflect the views of disabled people. We are looking for some support to...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This will help clients to be heard and convey client voice to staff; enabling us to effectively incorporate client ideas into our work. This will mean our services work better, which will help attract and retain participants including supporters. It will help provide clarity and perspective on how to ensure our services reflect the wishes of participants and are person-centered.

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

    As part of our work we want to support disabled people to have their say and share their experiences. To support us with that..

    We would...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Gathering more case studies and making them easy to find will help us evidence the positive impact of our work to potential clients and funders. Having this support will also allow our part-time Marketing Officer to spend some time working in other areas which will have a positive impact on the organisation as a whole.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • 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: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    Since starting up in September 2018, we have had some good successes including competing in 2 national tournaments and providing opportunities for...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    In September 2018 we set up a Sitting Volleyball team primarily for those who are still ‘active’ but may be restricted through physical injury or impairment. . We have had a good response but would like to expand what we do and get more people involved. Having support to raise awareness will let people know what is on offer and in turn improve the wellbeing of more members of the community through increased participation.

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

    Since starting up in September 2018, our Sitting Volleyball Team has had some good successes including competing in national tournaments and...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    In September 2018 we set up a sitting volleyball team primarily for those who are still ‘active’ but may be restricted through physical injury or impairment. We have had a good response but would like to expand what we do and get more people involved. We need to increase our funds and want to try to secure sponsorship from local businesses – the time you give will help us to start building those relationships.

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

    Having started in September 2018, our Sitting Volleyball Team has trained weekly and competed in 2 national tournaments, providing opportunities...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    In September 2018 we set up a Sitting Volleyball team primarily for those who are still ‘active’ but may be restricted through physical injury or impairment. We have had a good response but would like to expand what we do and get more people involved. We need to increase awareness and funds therefore we would like to secure sponsorship from local businesses – the time you give will help us to start building those relationships. Some of our players have been involved with sitting volleyball for several years, and indeed one of our team having represented Great Britain at the Invictus Games.

    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: Fundraising
    Opportunity description:

    At St Clement's our centre hosts a range of community activities and groups. In order to maintain the building and deliver activities, we...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will:

    - Help us come up with new ideas and approaches to fundraising
    - Increase our success with fundraising, which will, in turn, enable us to deliver more services to more people
    - Ensure that the Centre is well maintained and is a welcoming and pleasant environment.

    Minimum commitment: 1 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 ensure that everyone in the community knows...

    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: Administration
    Opportunity description:

    Our “More-4-Less Food Club” aims to help local households in the Ordsall area by providing a food basket of up to 10 different items for...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will:

    - Help our Food-4-Less club run efficiently and ensure we offer a high standard of service
    - The spreadsheets will reduce the time we need to spend on admin and reporting and enable us to focus on providing a great service
    - Make the busy Food-4-Less club run with ease.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day