Regional Strategy

Although the legislative basis for Regional Strategies has been withheld and will be withdrawn through the Localism Bill, the consultation work in the region has been used to agree on shared priorities.

Future North West: our shared prioritiesFuture North West: Our Shared Priorities provides a high level statement of strategic priorities and has been used to inform parts of sub-regional plans and provides a starting point of consensus for regional private, public and third sector partnership work.
 
Many of it's strongest advocates are the original signatories, mostly from the private sector:
  • Sir Richard Lees
  • Councillor Ian Marks
  • Robert Hough of Peel Holdings
  • Regional Director of the Confederation of British Industry
  • Regional Director of the Institute of Regional Directors
  • Chief Executive of the NW Business Leadership Team
  • Chair of the NW Chambers of Commerce
  • Chair of the NW Private Sector Partners
  • Chair of VSNW
 
This statement builds on a substantial programme of work by private, public and third sector partners from the length and breadth of the North West. This work was originally undertaken to support the development of the North West Regional Strategy (RS2010) but now underpins Future North West.
 
Future North West is based on a sound and comprehensive evidence base. It has also benefited from a sustainability assessment and an analysis of the North West’s environmental limits, as well as extensive stakeholder engagement and public consultation.
 
Third Sector consultation was particularly instrumental in developing strand 3 and its focus on linking growth to local communities.

 

Key documents

Featured News

26 August 2014

BIG Assist and Financial Sustainability

BIG Assist have awarded £267,000 to 35 infrastructure organisations in the North West, 12% of all awards in England. What they have funded most is the work in financial sustainability

28 July 2014

Big Society Network - VSNW raised concerns about the use of Lottery funding

VSNW welcomes the investigations into the use of Lottery funding for Big Society Network projects and asks the sector to support this

21 July 2014

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)

21 July 2014

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

8 July 2014

'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

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