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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 

March

Bigger Together, Manchester - Navigate the World of Social Business

4 March 2015 13:30 - 17:00

Friends' Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS

This Big Issue Invest event is aimed at bringing social businesses of all stages together. They know first hand that while finance is a vital element to business development, there are many other factors needed to attain success.

Manchester and health informatics: the answer to a ticking time bomb?

5 March 2015 08:45 - 10:00

Manchester Growth Company, Churchgate House, Oxford Street, Manchester M1

At this free breakfast briefing, Prof Iain Buchan will explain what health informatics is and outline the cutting edge research being undertaken in Manchester to harness health data for patient and public benefit

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.

Future North West Away Day

9 March 2015 10:30 - 15:30

The Mansion House, Victoria Park, City Road, St.Helens WA10 2UE

Future North West is a regional forum of representatives from local authority areas that discuss the issues that affect older people and represent their views on a regional and national basis. This away day will be a chance to debate the issues and influence the work of Future North West for the coming year

Devolution: what is the role of the VCFSE sector in the Liverpool City Region?

10 March 2015 13:00 - 16:30

City of Liverpool College, Learning Exchange, Roscoe Street, Liverpool, L1 9DW

The devolution agenda is rapidly changing the way city regions - councils, businesses, and employment, skills and health and social care agencies - work and think. This event has been organised by a partnership of organisations and offers an opportunity to hear about and discuss what devolution means - and could mean - for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups.

Loss and Bereavement Awareness Workshop

11 March 2015

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

This one day Cruse loss and breavement workshop will help staff and managers to make a caring and professional response, which can significantly enhance the quality of service and support given

National Cancer Patient Conference

13 March 2015

Manchester Central (formerly GMEX)

This conference has been organised by Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria Strategic Clinical Networks, and aims to bring patients and their carers together to help develop cancer services across the country

Out with Prostate Cancer Conference

14 March 2015

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF

This is the first national LGBT prostate cancer conference bringing together people affected by prostate cancer as well as those who work to provide support. It has been organised by Prostate Cancer UK, METRO and the Lesbian & Gay Foundation

Local Works Conference

16 March 2015

Manchester Conference Centre, 78 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3NJ

There is a growing voice for employment programmes and skills budgets to be devolved, but what does this mean in practice? Local Works is a working conference to consider what would need to change – at the local level, in Whitehall, and in the provider market.

Training the Trainer

19 March 2015 - 20 March 2015

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

This 2-day Institute of Leadership and Management recognised course is to enable participants to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their training skills and practices

Commercial Masterclass

23 March 2015 - 24 March 2015

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF

VSNW are hosting, in association with NCVO and the Cabinet Office, a two day Commercial Masterclass. If your organisation is looking at bidding for public service contracts, either alone or as part of a consortium, and you feel you need to ‘up your game’ in terms of business practices, this masterclass is for you.

Social Media Surgery - Ambleside

24 March 2015 17:30 - 20:00

Langdale & Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team, Low Fold, 1 Old Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0DN

Social media surgeries are informal drop-in sessions where anyone from the voluntary and community sector can come and pick the brains of 'surgeons' (helpful volunteers who understand the world of Twitter, Facebook and the rest)

Getting the Most from Social Media

25 March 2015 10:00 - 13:00

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

Would you like to do more with your organisation's social media? This CVS Cheshire East session is aimed at community and voluntary groups who already use social media but would like to find ways of getting the most out of it.

GM BME Network & Manchester BME Network Event

26 March 2015 09:30 - 14:00

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

This latest joint network event will look at the theme of ‘health and wellbeing’, where there will be speakers and workshops providing an update on some current projects of interest for organisations

Commercial Masterclass

30 March 2015 - 31 March 2015

Quaker Meeting House, Union Walk, off Frodsham St, Chester CH1 3LF

Chester Voluntary Action are hosting, in association with NCVO and the Cabinet Office, a two day Commercial Masterclass. If your organisation is looking at bidding for public service contracts, either alone or as part of a consortium, and you feel you need to ‘up your game’ in terms of business practices, this masterclass is for you.

April

Developing Personal and Team Resilience

17 April 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

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

24 April 2015 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

Health Commissioning Masterclass

28 April 2015

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

Are you concerned about changes to the way in which your services are funded? VSNW is hosting this health commissioning course which will help you to understand the new funding landscape, alongside the opportunity to network with commissioners and similar organisations

Featured News

17 February 2015

Extension to Big Assist Programme

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Big Lottery Fund have announced that the Big Assist programme to support infrastructure organisations has been extended

4 February 2015

Defra confirms further funding for ACRE

Defra (the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has confirmed that it will maintain its investment of £2.3m in the ACRE Network for 2015/16

2 February 2015

DoH, NHS, Public Health England VCSE Sector Review Launched

The Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England have launched a review of their funding of  the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector which helps to improve the health and wellbeing of the nation’s population

2 February 2015

Launch of the report of the Independent Commission on the future of local infrastructure

VSNW welcomes the final report of The Independent Commission on the Future of Local Infrastructure, of which we were proud to be a member

20 January 2015

Building Better Opportunities Survey

Big Lottery Fund and New Economy, on behalf of Greater Manchester partners, are in the process of designing the Building Better Opportunities funding programme and they are seeking the help of the sector.

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