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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 

July

Finding ‘what works’ to involve people in decisions: A hands-on workshop

6 July 2016 10:00 - 12:00

Room 714b Maxwell Building, University of Salford, The Crescent, M5 4WT

Have you ever wondered what the success factors are for giving people a voice in local decisions? This Jam and Justice event is about ways of finding out what combination of factors are needed to successfully influence local decision making. It is about designing and using evaluation methods that take account of messy real life situations, but also give concrete answers.  

Wirral Reaching Communities Masterclass

8 July 2016 10:00 - 16:00

St James Centre, 344 Laird Street, Wirral, CH41 7AL

This Community Action Wirral workshop is for trustees and staff of community organisations, charities and social enterprises who are considering applying to the National Lottery’s Reaching Communities programme for revenue funding of over £10,000

EU Funding in the North West

14 July 2016 12:30 - 15:30

Manchester

Network for Europe is holding an information event on European funding

Food Active Event: The Marketing of Junk Food to Children

15 July 2016 09:30 - 12:30

Lancashire County Council, Fishergate, Preston, PR1 8XJ

Food Active, in collaboration with Lancashire County Council, and with the support of the Association for the Study of Obesity (NW) and the Association of Directors of Public Health (NW), are holding an event to assist Food Active to respond to a consultation on proposals for further restrictions on the advertising to children of food and soft drinks products in non-broadcast media

Choosing your structure

19 July 2016 10:00 - 13:00

3rd Floor, Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

This Macc workshop offers the opportunity to double check that the structure you are considering or have is really correct for the type of activities / funding sources / organisation you want to be and will take you through the steps you need to take to adopt a suitable structure

Managing volunteers

22 July 2016 10:00 - 16:00

3rd Floor, Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

All the hard work that goes into recruiting volunteers is often lost due to lack of management. This Macc course is suitable for paid staff and volunteers who have a responsibility for managing volunteers. They will use a variety of learning methods to help you ensure that your volunteers are managed well. 

Social Return On Investment Practitioner Training

28 July 2016 - 29 July 2016

Manchester

This two-day practitioner training provides a thorough overview of social return on investment (SROI) from two main angles - a practical, step-by-step introduction to the SROI process and a more in-depth discussion of the theoretical issues

Featured News

20 June 2016

EU referendum: Potential implications for the North West

The North West Leaders Board, which comprises of local authority leaders from the region along with other representatives including VSNW Chief Executive Warren Escadale, have issued a report on the implications of leaving the EU for the North West

13 June 2016

DoH call for evidence for new carers strategy

The Department of Health (DoH) are planning to produce a new carers strategy and have announced a call for evidence. The deadline for this has been extended to 31st July 2016

24 May 2016

Review of partnerships and investment in the voluntary sector

The final report of the VCSE Review, Joint review of partnerships and investment in voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in the health and care sector, has been launched

24 May 2016

CQC Inspection of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

The CQC inspection of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust takes place on 7th June 2016. Patients who have used their services in the last 12 months (and their families) are encouraged to give feedback on their experiences

27 April 2016

Halton - a social value borough

Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action have been working with a range of partners to implement social value in Halton. This case study shows the areas of work that they have been involved in and the benefits of these

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