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Although the legislative basis for Regional Strategies has been withheld and will be withdrawn through the Localism Bill, the consultation work in the region has been used to agree on shared priorities.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

20 January 2015

Building Better Opportunities Survey

Big Lottery Fund and New Economy, on behalf of Greater Manchester partners, are in the process of designing the Building Better Opportunities funding programme and they are seeking the help of the sector.

8 January 2015

Petition to protect funding for Rural Community Councils

Ninety years of dedicated support for England’s 11,000 rural communities is under threat after the government warned it may withdraw funding from the ACRE Network.They are asking for everyone to sign a petition to oppose this and call on Defra to continue funding.

24 November 2014

Young, working and renting: Report reveals changing picture of UK poverty

Written by the New Policy Institute for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the latest annual Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion report reveals the changing picture of poverty in the UK

24 November 2014

Survey of VCS organisations - how you are surviving in the health landscape

The Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership (of which Regional Voices, and therefore VSNW, is part) has launched the biggest survey of voluntary and community organisations of the year

20 October 2014

VSNW Conference Presentations

Thanks to everyone who attended the VSNW Conference & AGM on 15th October. Some of the presentations are now available

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