Greater Manchester

In Manchester the ChangeUp consortium is led by Greater Manchester Centre For Voluntary Organization. GMCVO is the support (infrastructure) organisation for the voluntary sector in the sub-region of Greater Manchester. The organisation's main aim is to strengthen the voluntary sector, build bridges with other sectors, and influence local and national policy.

GMCVO's work is representing, promoting and developing voluntary organisations, working in partnership with other organisations doing similar work.

GMCVO represent, promote and develop voluntary organisations, working in partnership with other relevant local and national support organisations. GMCVO represents the sector within a number of key partnerships including the Greater Manchester Forum, and is widely consulted on policy and other issues by local statutory organisations, government agencies and organisations from the private and academic sector with an interest in the voluntary sector. We are the lead body for the Greater Manchester Voluntary Sector Support Consortium (ChangeUp), and for the Greater Manchester Learning Consortium.

Featured News

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.

8 January 2015

Petition to protect funding for Rural Community Councils

Ninety years of dedicated support for England’s 11,000 rural communities is under threat after the government warned it may withdraw funding from the ACRE Network.They are asking for everyone to sign a petition to oppose this and call on Defra to continue funding.

24 November 2014

Young, working and renting: Report reveals changing picture of UK poverty

Written by the New Policy Institute for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the latest annual Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion report reveals the changing picture of poverty in the UK

24 November 2014

Survey of VCS organisations - how you are surviving in the health landscape

The Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership (of which Regional Voices, and therefore VSNW, is part) has launched the biggest survey of voluntary and community organisations of the year

20 October 2014

VSNW Conference Presentations

Thanks to everyone who attended the VSNW Conference & AGM on 15th October. Some of the presentations are now available

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