NWIP

North West Infrastructure Partnership

The North West Infrastructure Partnership (NWIP) is a developing partnership of regional and sub-regional VCS infrastructure organisations who come together to provide a coherent voice for the voluntary and community sector at regional level. It is facilitated by VSNW.

NWIP’s purpose is to improve the ability of the whole of the voluntary and community sector across the North West to influence local, regional and national policies and strategies, by bringing together infrastructure organisations around a shared agenda.

Action for Children
Age UK
Cheshire Community Action *
Community Alliance 
Community Empowerment Practitioners Forum
Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations
Cumbria CVS* - Karen Bowen
Greater Manchester Council for Voluntary Organisations *
Lesbian and Gay Foundation
Merseyside Disability Federation +
National Housing Federation NWCare and Support Forum
Network for Europe
North West Council for Voluntary Youth Service
North West Environment Link
North West Forum of Faiths
North West Rural Community Councils
North West Tenants and Residents Assembley
North West VCS Learning and Skills Network
One North West
Refugee Action
North West Children and Young People's Partnership
Sefton CVS*
Social Enterprise Partnership North West
Third Sector Lancashire *
VCS Engage
Voluntary Sector North West
Volunteering North West

* denotes 5 Counties Partnership Members

+ MDF currently attend NWIP as the accountable body for the North West Disability Infrastructure Partnership

Previous Meetings

23rd June 2011
23rd June 2011 Minutes
VSNW Update
NW Disability Infrastructure Presentation
Cabinet Office Presentation

11th March 2011
11th March 2011 Minutes
VSNW Update

7th December 2010
7th December 2010 minutes
VSNW Update

1st September 2010
1st September 2010 minutes
VSNW Update

24th June 2010
24 June 2010 minutes
Presentation delivered to Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society
CLES Presentation of Grant Research

Social Enterprise North West Presentation
VSNW Big Society Presentation 
VSNW Update

14th April 2010
14 April 2010 minutes
Grant Making with the Voluntary and Community Sector

CLES Research Update
VSNW Update

2nd March 2010 - Houses of Parliament!
Please go to the Listen, Value, Invest Website for further information on the NWIP event in London

9th December 2009
9th December 2009 Minutes
NWDA SQW Report
CLES Proposal
Information Portal Project Plan
VSNW Update

22nd September 2009
22nd September Minutes
VSNW Update
Martin Newton Presentation on relationship with HEIs
RS2010 presentation - Ian Ruff
Taking Forward the strategy - briefing note

30th June 2009
30th June 2009 Minutes

 

Featured News

2 April 2014

VSNW is part of NAVCA future of local infrastructure commission

NAVCA has launched an independent commission to look at the future of local infrastructure. Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive, is a member of the commission and looks forward to learning from the good practice already used across the country

20 March 2014

The Big Lottery Fund are seeking your views

How can the Big Lottery Fund best help communities and people in need? You have until July 2014 to add your voice to a UK wide discussion around key areas of Big Lottery Fund’s work

20 March 2014

Questions on the Lobbying Act

In view of the passing of the Lobbying Bill into law, many charities and organisations that fall within the scope of the Act will have questions about how it might affect them and when further details may be available

18 February 2014

NCVO call for evidence on welfare reform

NCVO has launched a national call for evidence around the impact of welfare reforms. The deadline for submitting evidence is 31st March 2014

5 February 2014

Launch of Thriving Places campaign

Together with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, we are pleased to announce the launch of 'Thriving Places', our campaign to develop the VCS role in local economies and the life of local places. We have jointly set out five areas of action for this project and invite you to get involved in this important campaign at a crucial time for 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