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

News

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

New guidance on social value and the Compact published

1 April 2014

Compact Voice has published a new guide, which provides an easy-to-understand overview of social value and the Public Services (Social Value) Act. 

The Big Lottery Fund are seeking your views

20 March 2014

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

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.

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Featured News

17 February 2015

Extension to Big Assist Programme

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Big Lottery Fund have announced that the Big Assist programme to support infrastructure organisations has been extended

4 February 2015

Defra confirms further funding for ACRE

Defra (the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has confirmed that it will maintain its investment of £2.3m in the ACRE Network for 2015/16

2 February 2015

DoH, NHS, Public Health England VCSE Sector Review Launched

The Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England have launched a review of their funding of  the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector which helps to improve the health and wellbeing of the nation’s population

2 February 2015

Launch of the report of the Independent Commission on the future of local infrastructure

VSNW welcomes the final report of The Independent Commission on the Future of Local Infrastructure, of which we were proud to be a member

20 January 2015

Building Better Opportunities Survey

Big Lottery Fund and New Economy, on behalf of Greater Manchester partners, are in the process of designing the Building Better Opportunities funding programme and they are seeking the help of 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