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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

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.  

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Featured News

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

26 August 2014

BIG Assist and Financial Sustainability

BIG Assist have awarded £267,000 to 35 infrastructure organisations in the North West, 12% of all awards in England. What they have funded most is the work in financial sustainability

28 July 2014

Big Society Network - VSNW raised concerns about the use of Lottery funding

VSNW welcomes the investigations into the use of Lottery funding for Big Society Network projects and asks the sector to support this

21 July 2014

VSNW welcomes new BLF funding to open doors to Europe

The Big Lottery Fund will be making £630,000 available in programme development funding for voluntary organisations across England to raise awareness of the funding opportunities available through the European Social Fund (ESF)

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