Welcome to Voluntary Sector North West
VSNW is the regional voluntary sector network for the North West. Our purpose is to support a connected and influential voluntary and community sector (VCS).
Besides working for a well represented sector, our main current areas of work include co-ordinating VCS health and social care networking and policy and developing a progressive and socially just vision of the role the VCS can play in local economies
Health Bulletin #56
VSNW Bulletin #83
Green Bullet #40
Through Regional Voices, VSNW is a strategic partner of the Department of Health. We support a number of large health-related networks and provide regular briefings, a specific health bulletin and Health News Updates.
Listen Value Invest
Listen Value Invest aims to demonstrate the excellent work carried out by community and voluntary groups across the North West of England, delivering vital services, changing lives and transforming communities. Not only do we support people and communities, but we also deliver enormous economic benefits.
Big Society Policy Resource
Online website dedicated to better understand the implications and opportunities for the voluntary and community sector of the Government's developing Big Society agenda
The Improving Representation Project will support and motivate VCS organisations and their representatives in the North West of England to better influence policy-making. It will also work with regional statutory agencies to increase their confidence in the accountability of VCS representatives.
Read more: Improving Representation Project
VSNW is part of NAVCA future of local infrastructure commission
NAVCA has launched an independent commission to look at the future of local infrastructure. Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive, is a member of the commission and looks forward to learning from the good practice already used across the country
The Big Lottery Fund are seeking your views
How can the Big Lottery Fund best help communities and people in need? You have until July 2014 to add your voice to a UK wide discussion around key areas of Big Lottery Fund’s work
Questions on the Lobbying Act
In view of the passing of the Lobbying Bill into law, many charities and organisations that fall within the scope of the Act will have questions about how it might affect them and when further details may be available
NCVO call for evidence on welfare reform
NCVO has launched a national call for evidence around the impact of welfare reforms. The deadline for submitting evidence is 31st March 2014
Launch of Thriving Places campaign
Together with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, we are pleased to announce the launch of 'Thriving Places', our campaign to develop the VCS role in local economies and the life of local places. We have jointly set out five areas of action for this project and invite you to get involved in this important campaign at a crucial time for the sector.
Contact UsVoluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301