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

Events and Training

Forthcoming events in the North West 

December

Assertiveness Skills

3 December 2014 09:30 - 16:30

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

This GMCVO course will allow participants to fully understand assertiveness, recognise different behaviours and develop strategies for handling a wide range of situations in an assertive manner

Introduction to Tendering & Bids

4 December 2014 10:00 - 13:00

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

As traditional grant funding sources shrink, your organisation may well be considering bidding for contracts in the future. However the tender process can be time consuming and challenging for organisations. This three hour CVS Cheshire East introductory course aims to demystify the tendering and bidding process

Managing Multiple Priorities

8 December 2014

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

Is your workload too much? Is it difficult to decide what to do next? This GMCVO course will help you establish your priorities and goals, develop good work habits and deal effectively with your workload

European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020: from policy to practice

10 December 2014 09:30 - 16:30

Coin Street Conference Centre, 108 Stamford St, London, SE1 9NH

The National Council for Voluntary Organisation is hosting a national event for the voluntary and community sector to provide an update on the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 programme which is due to start in 2015

New approaches to local economic development

11 December 2014 13:00 - 16:00

Manchester

This CLES learning event will introduce participants to emerging approaches to undertaking local economic development

An Ageing World: Opportunities for Manchester

15 December 2014 09:30 - 13:00

Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5RT

The main aims of this Age Friendly Manchester event are to promote the city's internationally recognised age-friendly Manchester programme, to develop new partnerships with an age-friendly approach to the city's key priorities of growth and reform, and to discuss plans for the programme's next phase including a range of new age-friendly city project

January

Three-Day Youth at Risk Staff Development Course

7 January 2015 - 8 January 2015

Manchester Cathedral Conference Rooms, Victoria St, Manchester M3 1SX

Youth at Risk have places on their discounted staff development course for staff and volunteers from small and grassroots organisations. This course will revitalise you so that you have increased resilience and can make the most impact with your customers, clients, your colleagues and your organisation.

February

Writing for Impact

17 February 2015 10:00 - 16:00

CVS Cheshire East, Ashton House, 1a Gatefield Street, Crewe, CW1 2JP

This one day CVS Cheshire East course is ideal for anyone who writes grant applications, funding bids or reports and would like to to make their writing more human, engaging and persuasive

Featured News

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

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

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