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

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

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