BIG Assist strategy resources
20 March 2014
The BIG Assist infrastructure programme has produced a number of resources for organisations to help with strategy and managing change
Questions on the Lobbying Act
20 March 2014
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
Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme
19 March 2014
If you’ve got a new idea or an existing project which benefits the community, Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme can help. The programme offers a fully funded year of training and a grant (£4,000 or £15,000) to help you develop your project.
Women’s Resource Centre and the Women’s Health and Equality Consortium research on women’s equality
11 March 2014
The Women’s Resource Centre and the Women’s Health and Equality Consortium are currently conducting research to review women’s equality in the UK and look at whether women’s inequality issues are being effectively addressed by mechanisms such as the Public Sector Equality Duty
Questionnaire on Poverty and Inequality
11 March 2014
Edge Hill University are undertaking a study on behalf of the Webb Memorial Trust looking at civil society approaches to reducing poverty and inequality in the UK, and are looking for organisations to complete a questionnaire
Youth Elements logo design competition
6 March 2014
Youth Elements are running a logo/name competition for young people age 14-25 years of age. The competition is in aid of a brand new bi-monthly youth publication which will cover the North West of England.
What can local VCS organisations do to encourage the Living Wage?
25 February 2014
Daniel Silver, co-director of the Social Action & Research Foundation, argued in a recent Voice4Change article that a real issue in the North West is low pay and that there are several ways that voluntary and community sector organisations can help the adoption of a living wage.
Aspiring Leaders Programme
19 February 2014
Applications are now open to join the Aspiring Leaders Programme, an opportunity for young people to train and become leaders of tomorrow
NCVO call for evidence on welfare reform
18 February 2014
NCVO has launched a national call for evidence around the impact of welfare reforms. The deadline for submitting evidence is 31st March 2014
Launch of Thriving Places campaign
5 February 2014
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.