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 

September

Managing a Community Building

3 September 2014 10:00 - 16:00

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

This GMCVO course is aimed at staff, volunteers and trustees who manage or have responsibility for community centres or buildings or other community facilities. It is also suitable for those considering taking on a building and wishing to gain an overview of the issues this raises.

CPAG Welfare Rights Conference 2014

4 September 2014

University of Manchester Innovation Centre, Core Technology Facility, 46 Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9NT

The benefit system is undergoing profound change with unprecedented cuts to social security, sanctions, and local welfare assistance schemes. The Child Povery Action Group's annual welfare rights conference considers the real impact of government policies on families at risk of debt or facing destitution, and examines what central government, local authorities and advisers can do in response.

care.data Advisory Group Open Meeting

6 September 2014 10:00 - 14:00

Coin Street Community Builders, Coin Street neighbourhood centre, 108 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH

This is the care.data Advisory Group second public discussion session and will look at the work they are developing to inform and assure the programme known as ‘care.data'

Introduction to Fundraising

9 September 2014 10:00 - 16:00

Liverpool CVS, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2AH

This is the most popular fundraising course run by Liverpool CVS. It has been designed for those who are new to fundraising or have very little experience

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

17 September 2014 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

Using Counselling Skills – a taster course

19 September 2014 10:00 - 16:00

The Counselling & Family Centre, 40 Mayors Road, Altrincham WA15 9RB

This course, organised by The Counselling & Family Centre, is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about counselling skills and supporting others more effectively

On the Starting Line: Starting a new community organisation or enterprise

23 September 2014 10:00 - 12:00

Liverpool CVS, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2AH

This free Liverpool CVS workshop is for those who are interested in starting a community project or organisation but have yet to take that big leap. You will get valuable information that will support both fundraising and successful service delivery.

Local economic development theories and concepts

23 September 2014 13:00 - 16:00

Manchester

This Centre for Local Economic Strategies learning event will introduce participants to the key theories and concepts which underpin contemporary local economic development practice

Power to Change Roadshow

29 September 2014 10:00 - 16:30

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

This Locality roadshow can help you to find out how to set up and run a range of community-led enterprises

October

Improving Your Monitoring & Evaluation Workshop

7 October 2014 10:00 - 12:00

Community Action Wirral, 220 - 224 Liscard Road, Wallasey, CH44 5TN

This session, organised by VCA Wirral, will focus on the practical challenges and opportunities involved in monitoring and evaluation

NAVCA 2014 Chief Officers' Residential Event

15 October 2014 - 16 October 2014

Park Inn, 4 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester M4 4EW

NAVCA's Chief Officers' Residential Event (CORE) gives their members' chief officers the necessary ideas, tools and energy that are needed to shape the future - not only for the organisations they work in but also for the local groups they work with.

Making Monitoring and Evaluation Work for You

20 October 2014

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

This one day GMCVO course looks at the relevance and value of a structured approach to monitoring and evaluation, and at the skills and techniques that can be used for both new and existing projects

BIHR Human Rights Tour 2014

23 October 2014 10:00 - 16:00

Lecture Theatre, Liverpool Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool L8 7SS

2014 marks the fourth year of the BIHR Human Rights Tour. The idea is a simple one – go across the UK holding free to attend events in local communities, raising awareness about human rights, how they are relevant in everyday life, and having a space for debate and discussion.

Featured News

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

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

28 July 2014

Big Society Network - VSNW raised concerns about the use of Lottery funding

VSNW welcomes the investigations into the use of Lottery funding for Big Society Network projects and asks the sector to support this

21 July 2014

VSNW welcomes new BLF funding to open doors to Europe

The Big Lottery Fund will be making £630,000 available in programme development funding for voluntary organisations across England to raise awareness of the funding opportunities available through the European Social Fund (ESF)

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