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St. Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
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Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

News

Commission on the Future of Local Infrastructure - live web debate

14 May 2014

The NAVCA Independent Commission on the future of local infrastructure, which the VSNW Chief Executive is a member of, will be taking part in a live web debate on the Guardian website on 23 May

Keep Volunteering Voluntary

7 May 2014

VSNW has signed the Keep Volunterring Voluntary agreement to oppose the use of mandatory volunteering for workfare schemes

ESF Operational Programme Consultation - Have Your Say

29 April 2014

Network for Europe are anxious for VCSE groups in the North West to have input into the draft European Social Fund Operational Programme for 2014-20

Lloyds Bank Foundation new grant programmes

22 April 2014

The Lloyds Foundation has two new grant programmes - INVEST and ENABLE, will help charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives, and promote practical approaches to lasting change

VSNW is part of NAVCA future of local infrastructure commission

22 April 2014

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

A brave new world for voluntary sector infrastructure?

16 April 2014

This new report by the Third Sector Research Centre is the outcome of a short piece of applied research on three ‘demand-led’ capacity building initiatives in practice: the BIG Assist programme, and local schemes in Sheffield and Worcestershire.

Charityworks Graduate Scheme

16 April 2014

Charityworks offers any non-profit organisation in the UK a cost-effective way of accessing graduates capable of having an immediate impact on the organisation’s work. From 2014/15, delivery of the Charityworks scheme will be regionalised and Manchester will be a key hub for growth in the North West.

Big Lottery Fund Wellbeing Projects Evaluation

15 April 2014

The Big Lottery Fund has recently published new evidence about the most effective projects to improve wellbeing

A toolkit to make equalities work

8 April 2014

The purpose of this new Race Equality Foundation toolkit is to identify key resources to support the children, young people’s and families voluntary and community sector to use the Equality Act 2010

New Age of Opportunity Report

2 April 2014

A new report by the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing looks at both the challenges and opportunities that a growing older population may provide for the sector

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Featured News

24 November 2014

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

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

 

24 November 2014

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

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

20 October 2014

VSNW Conference Presentations

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

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

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