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 

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.

Developing Personal and Team Resilience

16 January 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

Introduction to Writing Grant Applications

20 January 2015 10:00 - 13:00

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

This introductory CVS Cheshire East session is aimed at voluntary sector organisations who are new to writing grant applications and funding bids or have not applied for sometime and would like a refresher. It will give an overview of the best practice in writing and submitting grant funding applications.

February

Integrated Personal Commissioning: Realising Person Centred Care Through Volunteering

3 February 2015

GHS Enterprise, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JN

This event is part of a series which will explore how volunteers and volunteer involving organisations can contribute to and help deliver integrated, person centred care, in the context of ambitions of the Integrated Personalised Commissioning programme announced by NHS England in ‎August 2014.

Breakfast learning session – the road ahead and how to respond

10 February 2015 10:00 - 12:30

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

The speaker at this NCVO breakfast briefing session will be Karl Wilding, NCVO’s director of public policy, and it will provide an opportunity to meet and discuss the challenges with other voluntary sector leaders

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

March

Introduction to Writing Grant Applications

5 March 2015 10:00 - 13:00

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

This introductory CVS Cheshire East session is aimed at voluntary sector organisations who are new to writing grant applications and funding bids or have not applied for sometime and would like a refresher. It will give an overview of the best practice in writing and submitting grant funding applications.

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