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Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301

Events and Training

Forthcoming events in the North West 


VCSE Skills and Information Workshops – Victims’ Services

23 April 2014 09:30 - 16:00


Pulse Regeneration is delivering skills and information workshops to providers in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector who deliver victims’ services

Together in Service Grants and FaithAction Sounding Board

23 April 2014 10:00 - 15:00

British Muslim Heritage Centre, College Road, M16 8BP

There is a morning session to give information about the FaithAction Together in Service grants and an afternoon session to shape their future work and have your say about what issues are important for you

Grant Writing - Take a Deeper Look

23 April 2014 10:00 - 13:00

CVS Cheshire East, 11 Hope Street, Sandbach, CW11 1BA

This half-day CVS Cheshire East course is aimed at community and voluntary groups who have had some experience of writing grant applications and would like to look deeper at writing that winning application

Regional seminar on active travel

24 April 2014 09:00 - 16:00

Manchester Town Hall

The North West Active Travel Network would like to invite you to this seminar on active travel, which is kindly being hosted by Manchester City Council

Meet the Big Lottery Fund: Funding workshop for BME women's groups

24 April 2014 10:00 - 15:00

Bangladesh Community Centre, Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 5AN

This is a great opportunity for you to meet with funding staff from the Big Lottery Fund, learn more about their funding programmes and discuss your project ideas with them! This event is organised by Oxfam Routes to Solidarity

Social Return On Investment Practitioner Training

29 April 2014 - 30 April 2014


This training course, organised by the SROI Network, provides practitioner training to a level suitable for trainees seeking to become accredited practitioners. It is also suitable for anyone wanting more than just an introduction to Social Return On Investment. 

Emotional Intelligence

29 April 2014 10:00 - 16:00

St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

This GMCVO course will give an insight into how to gain the tools to understand yourself and those around you for better working and professional relationships

More than Bricks and Mortar

30 April 2014 10:30 - 15:30

Gujarati Community Centre, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JN

Future North West, The Regional Forum on Ageing, is hosting a free conference to hear from national policy experts and each other on the issues affecting housing and older people


Fundraising, Governance & Marketing Training for Small Charities

7 May 2014 - 8 May 2014

St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

The Foundation for Social Improvement is bringing two days of free training to Manchester so you can access the skills you need to become self sustaining

Cheshire and Merseyside CVD Strategic Clinical Network Launch

7 May 2014 12:00 - 17:00

Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool, Merseyside L9 5AS

The Cheshire and Merseyside Cardiovascular Disease Strategic Clinical Network works across the region to improve outcomes for stroke, cardiac, diabetes and renal. They would like to engage with all stakeholders across Cheshire and Merseyside who have a role in improving cardiovascular disease outcomes for patients

Evaluating Youth Arts Projects

8 May 2014 10:00 - 16:15

Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford St, Manchester M1 5NH

This one day Artswork training course explores the benefits of meaningful evaluation of youth arts projects

Food Active Masterclass: The Commercial Determinants of Health

8 May 2014 12:00 - 16:30

City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT

This masterclass from Food Active, in collaboration with the Association of Directors of Public Health and the Local Government Association, will provide you with an opportunity to learn from leading experts on the commercial determinants of health

Data Protection

14 May 2014 10:30 - 16:30

St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

This one day GMCVO course that will alert you to data protection issues and highlight your responsibilities under the Act

Making Partnerships Work

20 May 2014 10:00 - 13:00

CVS Cheshire East, 11 Hope Street, Sandbach, CW11 1BA

This 3 hour CVS Cheshire workshop is aimed at any local community or voluntary group or charity who is considering partnership working or would like to find out more about what is involved

Introduction to social media in the third sector

27 May 2014 14:00 - 16:30

Sefton CVS, North Wing, 3rd Floor Burlington House, Crosby Road North, L22 0LG

This Sefton CVS masterclass will provide an introduction to using a range of social media platforms


Introduction to Campaigning Workshop

13 June 2014

Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JQ

This workshop, organised by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation in partnership with Macc, is for anyone already involved at a basic level of campaigning or just about to get started and who wants information and advice about the next steps

Evolve 2014

16 June 2014 09:30 - 17:30

The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SD

No matter what your role is with, or within, the voluntary sector, there is something at NCVO's Evolve 2014 that is relevant to you and your organisation. It will help you look to the future, whatever the size, shape and mission of your organisation.

Charity Finance Group Northern Conference

18 June 2014

The Met Hotel, King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HQ

This year's Charity Finance Group conference programme is an excellent opportunity to get up-to-date on essential areas affecting your charity. They have put together a varied programme with a blend of technical updates, thought provoking debate and networking opportunities.

Featured News

2 April 2014

VSNW is part of NAVCA future of local infrastructure commission

NAVCA has launched an independent commission to look at the future of local infrastructure. Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive, is a member of the commission and looks forward to learning from the good practice already used across the country

20 March 2014

The Big Lottery Fund are seeking your views

How can the Big Lottery Fund best help communities and people in need? You have until July 2014 to add your voice to a UK wide discussion around key areas of Big Lottery Fund’s work

20 March 2014

Questions on the Lobbying Act

In view of the passing of the Lobbying Bill into law, many charities and organisations that fall within the scope of the Act will have questions about how it might affect them and when further details may be available

18 February 2014

NCVO call for evidence on welfare reform

NCVO has launched a national call for evidence around the impact of welfare reforms. The deadline for submitting evidence is 31st March 2014

5 February 2014

Launch of Thriving Places campaign

Together with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, we are pleased to announce the launch of 'Thriving Places', our campaign to develop the VCS role in local economies and the life of local places. We have jointly set out five areas of action for this project and invite you to get involved in this important campaign at a crucial time for the sector. 

Contact Us

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