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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 

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

Safeguarding and Mental Health - Making it Work

10 October 2014 09:30 - 16:30

Egerton House, Birkenhead

Safeguarding in mental health has become increasingly important as more and more services are developed in the community. This Family Tree Wirral session will focus on the range of issues involved and will be illustrated with practical examples in terms of legal case law

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.

VSNW2014: Social Value and Building Community Wealth

15 October 2014

VSNW Conference, King's House Conference Centre, Manchester

The third in a series of CLES-run workshops at VSNW2014, VSNW's annual conference, which will look at 'social value' and how it can help local communities. For further details and to book click here: VSNW2014

VSNW2014: Community Finance Revolution

15 October 2014

VSNW Conference, King's House Conference Centre, Manchester

The first in a series of CLES-run workshops at VSNW2014, VSNW's annual conference, which will look at ways to increase the financial resilience of communities. For further details and to book click here: VSNW2014 

VSNW Conference & AGM 2014

15 October 2014

Kings House Conference Centre, Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB

Our conference and AGM for 2014 is in partnership with Network for Europe and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, and will be a day of discussion and debate about the issues facing the voluntary sector across the region

Greater Manchester ESIF Infrastructure Briefing

17 October 2014 09:30 - 12:00

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

This is the first of a short series of GMCVO half-day meetings to brief voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations on the new European funding programme. There will be four events – in Manchester, Bolton, Salford and Oldham.

Women in Parliament Event

17 October 2014 10:00 - 12:00

Blackburne House, Blackburne Place, Off Hope Street, Liverpool L8 7PE

Blackburne House will be hosting a discussion about women engaging in politics and how to influence parliamentary processes, featuring The Speaker from the House of Lords, Baroness D’Souza, along with Louise Ellman MP, Councillor Anna Rothery and CEO of Blackburne House Claire Dove OBE.

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.

November

Does ‘Poverty Porn’ undermine the Welfare State?

6 November 2014 17:00 - 20:00

Z-Arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5ZA

This event, co-hosted by Social Action & Research Foundation (SARF) and Dr Kim Allen, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), will focus on the relationship between welfare policy and media representations of poverty. It will be informed by recent debates about so-called 'poverty porn'.

Talking Out of Turn: Getting Community Voices Heard

20 November 2014 12:30 - 16:30

The Circle. 33, Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW

ARVAC, the Association for Research in the Voluntary & Community Sector (founded 1978), is a membership organisation which focuses on the community sector and community research.  The aim of the Annual AGM and Conference is to showcase and help develop effective and appropriate forms of research in or on community organisations and to encourage and facilitate networking and collaboration between those in the field.

Featured News

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

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. Thanks to Charity Bank for their sponsorship of the conference

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

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