Workforce

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 info@vsnw.org.uk 

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

1 October 2014

Volunteering Fund Success Stories in the North West

Two of the six case studies looking into how voluntary organisations can be sustainable are from Blackburn with Darwen. These provide valuable lessons for thinking about the future direction of the sector in public service delivery.

15 September 2014

Due North: Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

The independent inquiry panel, which included Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive and which was funded by Public Health England, has published its final report

1 September 2014

VCS engagement with Health and Wellbeing Boards

Regional Voices (of which VSNW is a member) has published the full report from the survey conducted earlier this year about how the voluntary and community sector is engaging with health and wellbeing boards

1 September 2014

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. Thanks to Charity Bank for their sponsorship of the conference

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

Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk