North West Third Sector SPV Ltd
The North West Third Sector SPV Ltd is currently open for membership applications. The SPV is an independent organisation, set up by VSNW in partnership with the infrastructure members of the North West Learning & Skills Network, which aims to enable the VCS in the region to tender for large-scale learning, skills and employability contracts on a regional basis. Organisations working with this agenda are invited to apply.  For further information please email 

Quality Improvement for ESF programmes
The ESF Quality Advisory Group has produced a toolkit to support organisations in developing the quality of their learning and skills provision and assisting them to undertake effective self assessment. Download the toolkit here. 

Latest Employment, learning and skills network email update: 27th July 2012
Includes news on: 

  • VCS Apprenticeships; 
  • BIS consultation on VCS learning and skills providers;
  • City Deal briefing;
  • Calderdale College and their NW Workplace learning contract
  • Work Programme stats analysis;
  • two new lottery programmes in North West;
  • Youth Contract news;
  • Health update: new structures briefing and funding consultation;
  • local procurement research including myth-busting section. 

Featured News

23 September 2015

CQC Inspection - Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 CQC are holding Listening Events in advance of their Central Manchester University Hospitals inspection which begins on 3rd November.

9 September 2015

Rethinking the Future: VSNW Conference and AGM 2015

We are pleased to announce that this year's VSNW Conference will feature keynotes from Sir Richard Leese on the potential role of the sector in devolution, Alex Fox on the future of the sector's role in health and social care, and workshops from CLES, NCVO, and Network for Europe.

8 September 2015

2015 VSNW Conference and AGM Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring our conference is a great way to promote your organisation to the voluntary and community sector across the region. There are opportunities to book an exhibition stall and/or add a flyer to our conference information.

18 August 2015

Bookings are open for the VSNW Conference and AGM 2015

The VSNW Conference & AGM 2015, ‘Rethinking the Future’, will take place on Wednesday 7th October in Manchester

3 August 2015

VCSE role in Greater Manchester Devolution

A collective partnership letter has been sent to Tony Lloyd, the Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, which gives proposals for the VCSE role in GM devolution

Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301