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.
ESF Community Learning Grants in the North West
4 February 2014
The WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) invites your organisation to apply for a small grant, up to a maximum of £13,500, from the ESF Community Learning Grants programme.
Briefing Note: Elis Group Framework Agreement
28 January 2014
Six NHS Commissioning Support Units have come together in a strategic alliance called the Elis Group to deliver a range of highly specialised services.
Independence Undervalued: the Voluntary Sector in 2014
28 January 2014
The Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector has just produced its third annual assessment. Independence Undervalued: the Voluntary Sector in 2014, published on 21st January, concluded that independence is undervalued and under serious threat, with a deterioriation in some key areas compared to the previous year.