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Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301


Big Lottery Fund Strategic Framework

7 April 2015

The Big Lottery Fund have set out their strategic framework for 2015-21. They believe people should be in the lead in improving their lives and communities.

Guidance for Providers on Displaying CQC Ratings

31 March 2015

Following consultation, CQC has now produced guidance for providers on meeting the new requirement to display CQC ratings in their premises and online

Open Awards Bursary Scheme

30 March 2015

This is a new bursary scheme to support adults who face financial barriers and this scheme is being promoted as part of Adult Learners Week

Final report by The Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector

23 February 2015

The Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector has published it’s fourth and final report, An Independent Mission: the Voluntary Sector in 2015, which calls for strong, inclusive leadership by the voluntary sector to protect its independent mission and for the government to establish a ‘new settlement’ with the sector

Wheels for All Leader Training

18 February 2015

In partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester, Cycling Projects will be delivering a series of Wheels For All leader training courses across Greater Manchester in the next month

Extension to Big Assist Programme

17 February 2015

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

Communities need greater powers to save local assets

9 February 2015

A new report from the Community and Local Government Select Committee finds that government should make it easier for people to take on and run pubs, post offices and community centres. They also found that the most of the community rights had not been really used yet to their full extents

Defra confirms further funding for ACRE

4 February 2015

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

Lay Chair vacancy for Patient and Carer Network

3 February 2015

The Royal College of Physicians is seeking an inspirational Lay Chair for its Patient and Carer Network

DoH, NHS, Public Health England VCSE Sector Review Launched

2 February 2015

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

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Featured News

23 September 2015

CQC Inspection - Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 CQC are holding Listening Events in advance of their Central Manchester University Hospitals inspection which begins on 3rd November.

9 September 2015

Rethinking the Future: VSNW Conference and AGM 2015

We are pleased to announce that this year's VSNW Conference will feature keynotes from Sir Richard Leese on the potential role of the sector in devolution, Alex Fox on the future of the sector's role in health and social care, and workshops from CLES, NCVO, and Network for Europe.

8 September 2015

2015 VSNW Conference and AGM Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring our conference is a great way to promote your organisation to the voluntary and community sector across the region. There are opportunities to book an exhibition stall and/or add a flyer to our conference information.

18 August 2015

Bookings are open for the VSNW Conference and AGM 2015

The VSNW Conference & AGM 2015, ‘Rethinking the Future’, will take place on Wednesday 7th October in Manchester

3 August 2015

VCSE role in Greater Manchester Devolution

A collective partnership letter has been sent to Tony Lloyd, the Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, which gives proposals for the VCSE role in GM devolution

Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301