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 #59
The Future Role of the VCS in the Cheshire and Warrington LEP
VSNW Bulletin #86
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 welcomes new BLF funding to open doors to Europe
The Big Lottery Fund will be making £630,000 available in programme development funding for voluntary organisations across England to raise awareness of the funding opportunities available through the European Social Fund (ESF)
Promoting Use of Grants to CCG's - call for case studies
Regional Voices is working with NHS England on a bite-sized guide to grants for Clinicial Commissioning Groups
'A Day in the Life' work shadow scheme 2014
'A Day in the Life' is a free work shadowing initiative that provides a unique opportunity for staff in government and voluntary organisations to step into each other's shoes for a day and learn about how the other sector operates
Nominations are now open for the 2014 Compact Awards
The Compact Awards highlight outstanding examples of partnership work between voluntary and community organisations and the statutory sector and recognise achievement as a result of the Compact way of working.
Book your place at the VSNW Conference and AGM 2014
Please join us on 15th October for an interesting day of debate and discussion on the latest issues affecting the voluntary and community sector in the North West. The day will include a series of workshops and two great keynote speakers
Contact UsVoluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301