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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

BIG Assist strategy resources

20 March 2014

The BIG Assist infrastructure programme has produced a number of resources for organisations to help with strategy and managing change

Questions on the Lobbying Act

20 March 2014

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

Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme

19 March 2014

If you’ve got a new idea or an existing project which benefits the community, Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme can help. The programme offers a fully funded year of training and a grant (£4,000 or £15,000) to help you develop your project.

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. 

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Featured News

1 October 2014

Volunteering Fund Success Stories in the North West

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.

15 September 2014

Due North: Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

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

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. Thanks to Charity Bank for their sponsorship of the conference

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

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