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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 


Commercial Masterclass

30 March 2015 - 31 March 2015

Quaker Meeting House, Union Walk, off Frodsham St, Chester CH1 3LF

Chester Voluntary Action are hosting, in association with NCVO and the Cabinet Office, a two day Commercial Masterclass. If your organisation is looking at bidding for public service contracts, either alone or as part of a consortium, and you feel you need to ‘up your game’ in terms of business practices, this masterclass is for you.

Problem Solved?!

31 March 2015 09:30 - 16:00

Holiday Inn, Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1NQ

This free one day Citizens Advice conference will explore how advice providers and other agencies can best meet the advice needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) clients


Manchester Voluntary Sector Assembly - Another Year: Facing the Challenge

16 April 2015 13:00 - 16:30

Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6DD

The purpose of the assembly is to prepare the Manchester third sector to meet the many challenges it will face over the next year

Developing Personal and Team Resilience

17 April 2015 10:00 - 16:00

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

Developing resilience factors using a positive psychology approach increases your ability to manage in challenging times and decreases the instances of stress whilst strengthening teams through shared strategies.This GMCVO course will look at how to increase resilience, both personally and for a team

Devolution: what is the role of the sector in the Greater Manchester region?

22 April 2015 13:00 - 16:00

Central Methodist Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ

This Macc and Voluntary Sector North West event aims to support voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector engagement in the devolution debate

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

24 April 2015 10:00 - 16:00

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

This GMCVO course is aimed at managers and team leaders who want to develop and implement strategies that cultivate the workforce in becoming more positive, motivated, optimistic, resilient and happier

Health Commissioning Masterclass

28 April 2015

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

Are you concerned about changes to the way in which your services are funded? VSNW is hosting this health commissioning course which will help you to understand the new funding landscape, alongside the opportunity to network with commissioners and similar organisations

Social Return on Investment training

28 April 2015 - 29 April 2015


This training course, organised by the SROI Network, provides a thorough overview of SROI with both a practical introduction and the theoretical basis that underpins Social Return on Investment


Volunteers & The Law

12 May 2015 10:00 - 15:30

11 Hope Street, Sandbach, CW11 1BA

Are you unsure of your legal boundaries when working with volunteers? This CVS Cheshire East full day course provides the essential information and good practice advice to ensure that both you and your volunteers stay on the right side of the law. 

Coalition for Collaborative Care Regional Meeting

21 May 2015 09:30 - 17:00

Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport

This Coalition for Collaborative Care event will be of interest to everyone who is committed to making person-centred care a reality – whether you work in the NHS, social care or the voluntary sector, or have experience of living with a long-term condition

Featured News

17 February 2015

Extension to Big Assist Programme

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Big Lottery Fund have announced that the Big Assist programme to support infrastructure organisations has been extended

4 February 2015

Defra confirms further funding for ACRE

Defra (the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has confirmed that it will maintain its investment of £2.3m in the ACRE Network for 2015/16

2 February 2015

DoH, NHS, Public Health England VCSE Sector Review Launched

The Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England have launched a review of their funding of  the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector which helps to improve the health and wellbeing of the nation’s population

2 February 2015

Launch of the report of the Independent Commission on the future of local infrastructure

VSNW welcomes the final report of The Independent Commission on the Future of Local Infrastructure, of which we were proud to be a member

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.

Contact Us

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