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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 


Blackburn with Darwen Programme

6 August 2015 12:30 - 15:30

Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Furthergate, Blackburn BB1 3HQ

The Blackburn with Darwen Programme: An engagement event for the VCS and Community Partners

Community Voices of Manchester

15 August 2015 12:00 - 16:00

Brooks Building, Birley Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University, Bonsall Street, Manchester M15 6GX

This event, organised by 38 degrees Manchester, is a networking event for Manchester's voluntary and community sector groups and campaigning groups

Tobacco Awareness Session

17 August 2015 09:30 - 16:30

4th Floor, Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF

Tobacco Free Futures would like to invite you to a one day tobacco awarness and education awarness training session for youth workers, support workers, SSS practitioners and those whose remit involves work with young people in health, education and community settings in Greater Manchester

Online Fundraising and Gift Aid

19 August 2015 09:30 - 11:00

Virgin Money, Watergate Street, Chester

If your organisation is looking to raise more money through fundraising, then this Chester Voluntary Action seminar is for you.  Learn how online fundraising and gift aid helps charities boost the value of their donations. 

Dealing with Conflict

20 August 2015 09:45 - 16:30

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

The aim of this one day GMCVO course is for participants to explore the causes of conflict and learn techniques to manage and resolve it


Designing and Managing Projects

16 September 2015 - 17 September 2015

20 East Union Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9EA

This Union Street Media Arts course puts forward a technical and process-driven methodology for designing and managing social and business projects

Meaning beyond metrics: evaluating your social media activity

16 September 2015 13:30 - 16:00

Reason Digital, 3rd Floor, 24/26 Lever St, Manchester M1 1DW

This Charity Comms North West Regional Group event will look at effective ways of measuring and evaluating your social media activities which go beyond the data to demonstrate the true impact and value of these activities

Marketing Planning

17 September 2015 10:00 - 16:00

11 Hope Street, Sandbach, CW11 1BA

Organisations need a marketing plan to be clear on your objectives and how you will reach them. This full day CVS Cheshire East course will help you to understand what marketing jargon really means and support you to start your own marketing plan for the next 12 months.

Digital Marketing for Charities

18 September 2015 14:00 - 16:30

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester, Cheshire CH2 3PD

If your organisation is looking to raise awareness, encourage engagement, manage reputation and most importantly gain new supporters / donors / volunteers, then this Chester Voluntary Action workshop is for you!

Dealing with Difficult Volunteers - Managing Conflict Effectively

24 September 2015 10:00 - 16:00

11 Hope Street, Sandbach, CW11 1BA

Getting along in the workplace is essential to ensure that teams and individuals are able to work and collaborate effectively. This one day CVS Cheshire East workshop will support participants to consider how to deal with challenging situations with confidence and professionalism, to support harmony within their organisation.


Loss and Bereavement Awareness

21 October 2015

YHA Manchester Conference Center, Potato Wharf, Manchester M3 4NB

In any business environment, even staff who are confident and competent in their interactions with others can find themselves feeling apprehensive when confronted by a bereaved client or colleague. Yet for some companies, this is a fairly common occurrence. The CRUSE one-day loss and berevement workshops will help staff and managers to make a caring and professional response, which can significantly enhance the quality of service and support given.


Locality Convention 2015

10 November 2015 - 11 November 2015

St George’s Hall, Liverpool

The theme of the Locality Convention 2015 event is Keep it Local – for better services, better value and better results for our communities. The convention brings together hundreds of people doing amazing work in communities around the UK and the world to celebrate the incredible things which the sector achieves every single day.

Featured News

3 August 2015

VCSE role in Greater Manchester Devolution

A collective partnership letter has been sent to Tony Lloyd, the Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, which gives proposals for the VCSE role in GM devolution

3 August 2015

Public Health England sign agreement with Greater Manchester

Public Health England have agreed five key areas of work including "nurturing a social movement for change".

29 July 2015

VSNW survey into cross-partnership working

We’re conducting a short survey looking at cross-sector partnership working in the North West, in association with Compact Voice

13 July 2015

New VSNW Project Manager and Business Development Lead

We are delighted to welcome Angie Took to the VSNW team this month in the new role of Project Manager and Business Development Lead

29 June 2015

£20 million Local Sustainability Fund launched

The fund, which will be delivered by the Big Lottery Fund, will provide grants that will enable recipients to implement organisational changes and access professional advice

Contact Us

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