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

1 October 2014

Volunteering Fund Success Stories in the North West

Two of the six case studies looking into how voluntary organisations can be sustainable are from Blackburn with Darwen. These provide valuable lessons for thinking about the future direction of the sector in public service delivery.

15 September 2014

Due North: Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

The independent inquiry panel, which included Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive and which was funded by Public Health England, has published its final report

1 September 2014

VCS engagement with Health and Wellbeing Boards

Regional Voices (of which VSNW is a member) has published the full report from the survey conducted earlier this year about how the voluntary and community sector is engaging with health and wellbeing boards

1 September 2014

Book your place at the VSNW Conference and AGM 2014

Please join us on 15th October for an interesting day of debate and discussion on the latest issues affecting the voluntary and community sector in the North West. The day will include a series of workshops and two great keynote speakers. Thanks to Charity Bank for their sponsorship of the conference

26 August 2014

BIG Assist and Financial Sustainability

BIG Assist have awarded £267,000 to 35 infrastructure organisations in the North West, 12% of all awards in England. What they have funded most is the work in financial sustainability

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