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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

Young, working and renting: Report reveals changing picture of UK poverty

24 November 2014

Written by the New Policy Institute for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the latest annual Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion report reveals the changing picture of poverty in the UK

Survey of VCS organisations - how you are surviving in the health landscape

24 November 2014

The Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership (of which Regional Voices, and therefore VSNW, is part) has launched the biggest survey of voluntary and community organisations of the year

Additional funds offered for Reaching Communities programme applicants

10 November 2014

It was recently announced that applicants to the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme will be offered additional funds to develop their organisation’s knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver more effective and sustainable services

Survey - Strengthening the BAME voluntary sector

5 November 2014

Voice4Change England are undertaking a research project, supported by the Baring Foundation, looking at the future grant funding of the BAME voluntary sector in order to strengthen it. They are asking organisations to complete a short questionnaire to inform this research

Macc Training Needs Analysis

29 October 2014

Macc and Volunteer Centre Manchester are conducting a training needs analysis for the local voluntary and community sector in Manchester, and they are requesting that  people complete a questionnaire to inform their work

VSNW Conference Presentations

20 October 2014

Thanks to everyone who attended the VSNW Conference & AGM on 15th October. Some of the presentations are now available

Volunteering Fund Success Stories in the North West

1 October 2014

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.

Carers Social Action Support Fund

23 September 2014

Voluntary and community sector organisations can apply for grants of at least £50,000 from the Carers Social Action Support Fund to help grow social action projects that support unpaid family carers

Due North: Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

15 September 2014

The independent inquiry panel, which included Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive and which was funded by Public Health England, has published its final report

New report shows confusion about the role of LEPs

9 September 2014

A new report by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies and the Federation of Small Businesses calls on the government to take a fresh look at the role of local enterprise partnerships

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Featured News

27 May 2015

VSNW Vacancy - Project Manager and Business Development Lead

Would you like to influence the future of the voluntary and community sector in the North West? We currently have a vacancy for a 0.5 FTE Project Manager and Business Development Lead, £29,617.33 to £35,798.80 (pro rata)

19 May 2015

New VSNW CQC Inspections Briefing

We have produced a new briefing to provide information on the dates and locations of new CQC inspections between July and September 2015. CQC are encouraging people to share their experiences.

18 May 2015

Spirit of Manchester Awards Open

The Spirit of Manchester Awards is a series of awards celebrating and highlighting all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester’s voluntary and community sector. As well as providing recognition to the sector in these hard times, they want to raise the profile of the sector amongst the general public

28 April 2015

Health and Care Voluntary Sector Survey published

NAVCA has published the findings of the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Survey, the largest charity survey of 2014. The survey was conducted by NAVCA and the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership which includes Regional Voices, of which VSNW is a member

20 April 2015

Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund 2015-2016

The Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund is now open for applications for both the National and Local schemes for projects starting in September 2015 or later

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