Big Society and the environment

Below you can find details of the inputs, outputs and responses to the successful conference on Big Society and the Environment organised by NWEL in October 2010:

Minister's response to Big Society and Environment Conference Report.  A detailed response to our Report from Richard Benyon MP, Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries. 

Big Society and the Environment Conference Report.  The full report of our October 2010 conference, including key recommendations for national and local Government and civil society groups on how they can help realise the potential of the Big Society to protect and enhance our environment and fight climate change.

► Big Society and Environment Conference - raw data.  Workshop notes 1, Workshop notes 2, Workshop notes 3Ketso draft analysis.  Draft Conference Report based on this data has been circulated to participants for comment & ground-truthing. 

► "Big Society" and the Environment Conference, 27th October  

Featured News

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

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

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