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Manchester Volunteer Advice Partnership (MVAP) returns

Well you cannot keep a good project down and after the Manchester Volunteer Advice Partnership (MVAP) project ended in 2019 and an unsuccessful bid to the National Lottery Community Fund, we did what we usually do with MVAP and we went back to the drawing board, built on what was important to the people who volunteered for the project and we tried again.

We got through to the second round and then Covid-19 intervened and everything was on hold but in spring this year things moved again and we submitted a second round funding bid and success!

We will still be working with our partners – Cheetham Hill Advice Centre, Manchester Refugee Support Network, and Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit, but the focus this time will be on delivering training to volunteers across the partnership, alongside training to the wider voluntary sector who provide generalist information.

We will be developing the training to build the skills of what could be the future workforce both in advice work but also in wider awareness and job applications – this is what our past volunteers valued about the last iteration of MVAP and wanted more of.

Watch this space for further updates…

Find out more about MVAP here.

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