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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

Update on the Lobbying Bill

11 October 2013

 NAVCA have put out a call for support to amend the Bill in the House of Lords

NAVCA publish results of 2013 chief officers’ survey

19 September 2013

The latest NAVCA chief officers' survey results show the changing circumstances of the voluntary sector and its relationships with public sector organisations, including the new health structures, and bodies such as the Local Economic Partnerships

On the Frontline

19 September 2013

Sefton Young Advisors and Sefton CVS have produced 'On the Frontline', a film which shows the current increase in demand for voluntary sector services such as a local food bank and the Citizens Advice Bureau

Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime Helpline Launched

11 September 2013

Stop Hate UK is a national organisation working to provide support to victims of hate crime. They have launched a new 24 hour helpline service, Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime, in England and Wales. 

Core funding and free training for health charities - 2014 GSK IMPACT Awards

4 September 2013

Nominations close soon for GSK’s IMPACT Awards which are designed to reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health

Get on board with the Fair Train Work Experience Quality Standard

21 August 2013

Do you currently offer or arrange work experience in any form?  You can now get involved in the development and testing of a new national quality standard for work experience.

Wirral launches an international search for health innovators

21 August 2013

This competition, thought to be the first of its kind in health and social care, is looking for new approaches to the problem of keeping people well and out of mental health services

Applications open for Dream Fund 2014

15 August 2013

This year's Dream Fund is now open for applications. It gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. The deadline for proposals from organisations is 20th September.

Survey of North West social enterprises

15 August 2013

Social Enterprise North West is undertaking a study of the sector in the region to provide an up-to date and accurate account of the investment demand among social enterprises in the North West

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Compact Awards

8 August 2013

The Compact Awards highlight outstanding examples of partnership work between voluntary and community organisations and the statutory sector, and provide an opportunity to recognise achievement as a result of the Compact way of working

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Featured News

2 April 2014

VSNW is part of NAVCA future of local infrastructure commission

NAVCA has launched an independent commission to look at the future of local infrastructure. Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive, is a member of the commission and looks forward to learning from the good practice already used across the country

20 March 2014

The Big Lottery Fund are seeking your views

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

20 March 2014

Questions on the Lobbying Act

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

18 February 2014

NCVO call for evidence on welfare reform

NCVO has launched a national call for evidence around the impact of welfare reforms. The deadline for submitting evidence is 31st March 2014

5 February 2014

Launch of Thriving Places campaign

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. 

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