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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

Launch of the report of the Independent Commission on the future of local infrastructure

2 February 2015

VSNW welcomes the final report of The Independent Commission on the Future of Local Infrastructure, of which we were proud to be a member

New Profile of Severe and Multiple Disadvantage in England

21 January 2015

LankellyChase Foundation with Heriot-Watt University has released the most robust research to date on severe and multiple disadvantage in England

Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund open for applications

21 January 2015

The Department of Health's Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund provides funding from one to three years to support proposals in the health and care field. Applications are now invited for the 2015/16 programme

New IPPR North Report - Silver Cities

20 January 2015

This new report aims to promote a positive, long-term and integrated response to ageing in cities, and demonstrates how it would contribute to the delivery of economic growth, employment and inclusion for people of all ages

Building Better Opportunities Survey

20 January 2015

Big Lottery Fund and New Economy, on behalf of Greater Manchester partners, are in the process of designing the Building Better Opportunities funding programme and they are seeking the help of the sector.

Final chance to express your interest in the Liverpool City Region Impact Fund

14 January 2015

The Liverpool City Region Impact Fund offers unsecured loans of between £50,000 to £250,000 to charities and social enterprises based in the Liverpool City Region - Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral

Adult Learners Week 2015

14 January 2015

Health Education North West, North West Employers and Voluntary Sector North West are jointly celebrating and promoting the annual, national learning campaign Adult Learners’ Week in 2015 because we believe learning is good for people, organisations and the region

Active Communities Funding

12 January 2015

Applications are now open for the People's Health Fund 'Active Communities' programme for organisations in Cheshire East and West, Warrington, Chester and Halton

Petition to protect funding for Rural Community Councils

8 January 2015

Ninety years of dedicated support for England’s 11,000 rural communities is under threat after the government warned it may withdraw funding from the ACRE Network.They are asking for everyone to sign a petition to oppose this and call on Defra to continue funding.

Job Opportunity: The Lesbian and Gay Foundation

17 December 2014

Closing date - open 

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Featured News

3 July 2015

Survey launched: Is the NHS Standard Contract a barrier to commissioning VCSE organisations?

 We have been told that VCSE organisations find the NHS Standard Contract a barrier to having their services commissioned by the NHS.  Consequently NHS chief, Simon Stevens, committed to exploring a shorter version of the NHS Standard Contract for low-value contracts, in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

Regional Voices, working with NHS England, is carrying out this survey to help understand specific issues which organisations have experienced in using the NHS Standard Contract. We expect the survey to take no more than 15 minutes. The survey will close at 10am on 27 July.

Take the survey about the NHS Standard Contract for VCSE organisations.

More information about VCSE commissioning issues in health and wellbeing and the background to this work on the Standard Contract.

NHS England will undertake its annual, wider, consultation in preparation for the 2016/17 Contract later this year, which VCSE organisations will also be invited to participate in.

If you have any queries about this survey, or would like any support filling it in, contact Emma Baylin or Yoshiko Stokoe on 0113 394 2300 or email emma.baylin@involveyorkshirehumber.org.ukwww.regionalvoices.org/NHSStandardContract

29 June 2015

£20 million Local Sustainability Fund launched

The fund, which will be delivered by the Big Lottery Fund, will provide grants that will enable recipients to implement organisational changes and access professional advice

24 June 2015

Urgent - make sure your voice is heard on health and care

You can ensure that your voice is heard by completing the Universty of Durham and NHS England surveys on public health reforms and the NHS standard contract

10 June 2015

English Devolution: Local Solutions for a Healthy Nation

We are pleased to be featured in this Local Government Association publication about devolution and health 

1 June 2015

2015 NW Health and Care Learning Awards Announced

This year's winners of the North West Adult Learners’ Week Awards in Health and Social Care have been announced. VSNW have collaborated with Health Education North West and North West Employers to promote and celebrate these awards 

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