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

19 September 2016

New survey looks at joint working between Jobcentres and VCSE organisations

VSNW has conducted a survey of VCSE agencies to understand the strength of relationships between local voluntary sector groups and Jobcentres, particularly where health and work initiatives are involved.

6 September 2016

Support and funding for VCSE Apprenticeships in the North West

Health Education England North West (HEENW) are offering telephone support to VCSE organisations in the North West thinking about taking on an apprentice. 

31 August 2016

Government responds to letter from charities regarding the Lobbying Act

After over forty organisations, including VSNW, Children England, NCVO, and NAVCA, wrote to the Minister for Civil Society to express worries over the effect of the 2014 Lobbying Act on charities' activity, the Government has responded.

11 July 2016

CQC Inspection of Tameside General Hospital

Patients and families who have used the hospitals services in the last 12 months can come to meet Care Quality Commission inspectors on Tuesday 19th July 2016

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

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