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  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We need some help to redesign the layout of our office.

    We would like someone to:
    - Come and take a look at our current office...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Greater Manchester Community Basketball is dedicated to providing opportunities for all sections of the community, regardless of ability, background, gender or age. There is a very small paid team supported by volunteers and an improved space will contribute to a better working environment, it will allow the team to work more efficiently and improve morale.

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

    The work we do is dedicated to providing opportunities for all the community, regardless of ability, background, gender or age.

    We would...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having this support will promote what’s on offer from Greater Manchester Community Basketball to a wider audience and we hope, in turn, that this will lead to more people getting involved and an increase in health and wellbeing!

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

    We need support to implement some new policies alongside the ones we currently adhere to. For example, social media.

    We would like someone...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Greater Manchester Community Basketball is dedicated to providing opportunities for all sections of the community, regardless of ability, background, gender or age. This support will allow us to deliver our services confidently using the most up-to-date best practice across all areas.

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

    We would like some to create a campaign that will highlight the work of the charity and the opportunities to get involved to a wider community....

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having this support will promote what’s on offer from Greater Manchester Community Basketball to a wider audience and we hope, in turn, that this will lead to more people getting involved and an increase in health and wellbeing!

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

    We would like someone to:
    - Create a short film for us that will allow us to promote the work we do.
    - Come along to some of our...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having a film that promotes the work of the charity will support us to showcase the work that we do online which we hope will increase participation. It will also be a useful tool for evaluation and funding requests to be able to continue the work we do with young people.

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

    We are looking for support to design creative ways to gathering feedback data about our services from our members, parents, carers and other...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    You Can supports some of the most disadvantaged young people across the city. Our delivery of positive activities helps our members combat social isolation, build self-confidence and increases health and well-being. Our work has great success and a genuine impact on the lives of local people and this support will give us the opportunity to evidence and showcase that, learn how to improve and apply for further funding.

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

    We would like someone to:
    - Support us with some research to identify potential funding and revenue streams that will support our...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    You Can supports some of the most disadvantaged young people across the city. Our delivery of positive activities helps our members combat social isolation, build self-confidence and increases health and well-being. This additional funding will help us to continue and expand our capacity as providers of positive activities for young people with disabilities and additional needs.

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

    Do you have a fundraising idea that you think would go down well in your place of work? Do you enjoy organising and interacting with people?...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    You Can supports some of the most disadvantaged young people across the city. Our delivery of positive activities helps our members combat social isolation, build self-confidence and increases health and well-being.
    Every donation helps us work towards being able to offer better equipment and resources along with more sessions for more people.

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

    We are looking for some support to help us make the most of the social media. We currently have a YouTube channel, Twitter and a Facebook page...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    You Can supports some of the most disadvantaged young people across the city. Our delivery of positive activities helps our members combat social isolation, build self-confidence and increases health and well-being.
    A more streamlined use of social media will free up valuable time for staff to concentrate on the delivery of these services. An increased social media presence will also allow us tell more people about what we do and get more people involved.

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

    We are looking for some support to help us make the most of the social media.
    We would like someone to:
    - Review the social media...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    You Can supports some of the most disadvantaged young people across the city. Our delivery of positive activities helps our members combat social isolation, build self-confidence and increases health and well-being.
    A more streamlined use of social media will free up valuable time for staff to concentrate on the delivery of these services. An increased social media presence will also allow us to tell more people about what we do and get more people involved.

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

    Through Motivate, our new sports project, we’re looking to recruit and train Rangers and Young Leaders (14-18 years), in sports leadership and...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having the knowledge and understanding to better communicate our sport social action project so that more girls can get involved. It will also allow us to understand what works and open us up to new ideas to ensure that we can continue to support young people to fulfil their potential.

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

    We are at the cutting edge of the elite side of this amateur sport and want to offer the most amazing game day experience. As they say, many hands...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having more community support will help us in a number of ways:

    - It will help us to meet our one of our club aims - community involvement is an important part of want we do. We want local people to support their local club. We want to reach the community and offer more than just sport.
    - An increase in supporters would also act as a way to increase the clubs income, which will help us be able to upgrade equipment for the teams.
    - Prepare us for UK wide domination and the biggest fan base following!

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

    We feel that sport is a great way to get the community together and would like some help to fill the stands with local supporters at our home...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having more community support will help us in a number of ways:

    - It will help us to meet our one of our club aims - community involvement is an important part of want we do. We want local people to support their local club. We want to reach the community and offer more than just sport.
    - An increase in supporters would also act as a way to increase the clubs income, which will help us be able to upgrade equipment for the teams.

    Minimum commitment: 2 days
  • Area of opportunity: Finance
    Opportunity description:

    We currently have a system for recording finances where information is stored in different ways and places and can be time consuming to keep up-to...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having a clearer picture of our finances will help us in a number of ways:

    - It will give us a better idea of where we can release extra funds.
    - It will make it easier to for us to understand whether the club and our current ways of working are sustainable.
    - It will allow us to be more transparent.
    - It will free up time to allow us to concentrate on delivering our service to the community.

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

    Our Pedal Away rides are pitched at a low level so that anyone can join in no matter when the last time you got on a bike was. They are social...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Whilst our rides will always have enough support to ensure, they can be carried out safely, additional support will help us to:

    - have a better idea of how participants feel about the ride and allow us to follow up
    - help participants, particularly those new to the group, to feel comfortable
    - help with continued participation which can have positive benefits in terms of both health and social isolation
    - allow other volunteers who may have carried out this role to shadow ride leaders which will help us to increase our offer to the community.

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

    Our Pedal Away rides are pitched at a low level so that anyone can join in no matter when the last time you got on a bike was. They are social...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having a marketing strategy in place will support us in a number of ways:

    - It will help increase participation which means more people will have the chance to benefit from the health and social aspects of the project
    - It will allow us to learn what works and what doesn’t and apply that to other projects
    - It may increase the number of volunteers taking part in the project which will allow us to offer more rides in more areas.

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

    Our Pedal Away rides are pitched at a level so that anyone can join in no matter when the last time you got on a bike was. They are social rides...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having a video showcasing our project will support us in a number of ways:

    - it will support us to market the project
    - it will help people get a better idea of what to expect from coming along and may increase participation in the rides
    - it may increase the number of volunteers to the project as they know more about it
    - it will help as part of the evaluation for the project.

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

    We use excel to monitor and evaluate our projects.
    We would like someone to:
    - Meet with us and learn how we currently use excel to...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having the knowledge and understanding to better record, monitor and evaluate the work going on will free up time for us to work with even more young people as part of the project. It will also allow us to provide better evidence of what works and where support is needed to ensure that we can continue to support young people to fulfil their potential.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Data management
    Opportunity description:

    We would like some support to create and help implement a new system of recording and updating information about our players and their parents....

    Difference this will make to the group:

    We work with many players across a range of ages, so it is important to be able to keep up-to-date records to support the effective running of the club, particularly in the area of safeguarding.

    Having a system that is easy to update and use will ensure that yhe club has an effective means of communicating with players and parents and will allow us to share data with Manchester City Council, who support and fund the charity's work.

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

    Greater Manchester Community Basketball takes safeguarding very seriously to ensure children are protected at all times. Policies and procedures,...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This training will ensure our coaches have the most up-to-date knowledge and will support us in our safeguarding policy aim of promoting good practice and safeguarding young people.

    Minimum commitment: half day