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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

News

Big Lottery Fund Wellbeing Projects Evaluation

15 April 2014

The Big Lottery Fund has recently published new evidence about the most effective projects to improve wellbeing

A toolkit to make equalities work

8 April 2014

The purpose of this new Race Equality Foundation toolkit is to identify key resources to support the children, young people’s and families voluntary and community sector to use the Equality Act 2010

New Age of Opportunity Report

2 April 2014

A new report by the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing looks at both the challenges and opportunities that a growing older population may provide for the sector

New guidance on social value and the Compact published

1 April 2014

Compact Voice has published a new guide, which provides an easy-to-understand overview of social value and the Public Services (Social Value) Act. 

The Big Lottery Fund are seeking your views

20 March 2014

How can the Big Lottery Fund best help communities and people in need? You have until July 2014 to add your voice to a UK wide discussion around key areas of Big Lottery Fund’s work

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

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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