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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

Launch of DSC Company Giving Almanac

3 July 2013

The Directory of Social Change have launched their new Company Giving Almanac 2013. Their research shows that the top 418 company givers to UK charities and communities gave a total of some £600 million

Busary Opportunity for MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics

26 June 2013

One bursary of £1,000 is available towards fees for the MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Manchester

'A Day in the Life' Work Shadow Scheme 2013

19 June 2013

Applications are now open for this work shadow scheme, organised by NCVO, which is an chance for you to learn about the innner workings of the civil service - from the inside. 

The Care and Support Bill - an update for the voluntary sector

13 June 2013

The Care Bill was introduced into Parliament in mid-May 2013 and will have implications for the voluntary and community sector

List of local authority welfare assistance

6 June 2013

The Children’s Society has created a resource where you can find out about schemes local authorities have put in place to replace previous welfare assistance such as community care grants and crisis loans which were abolished from 1 April 2013

Active Communities Funding

5 June 2013

People’s Health Trust is an independent charity which funds local groups with great ideas in order to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age. They have just opened Active Communities, a funding programme of grants between £5,000 -£50,000. 

Submit your nominations for the Homo Heroes Awards

29 May 2013

These awards are organised by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and they give a chance to say thanks to the individuals, groups and organisations that have made a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people over the last 12 months

Compact Voice annual survey

29 May 2013

Compact Voice's third annual survey of local Compacts is now open for entries. The survey will allow them to gather vital information about the health of local Compacts across England. The survey also asks questions on key policy developments affecting voluntary organisations

Join Your Local Dementia Action Alliance

29 May 2013

Salford, Manchester and Cheshire based organisations are invited to join their local Dementia Action Alliance

Can the Work Programme work for all user groups?

23 May 2013

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has published a new report on the performance of the Work Programme. The report places special emphasis on gaining greater insight to participants’ satisfaction, making sure those furthest from the labour market are supported effectively, improving employer engagement, and ensuring there are measurable standards with which to guarantee quality.

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Featured News

22 April 2014

VSNW is part of NAVCA future of local infrastructure commission

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

20 March 2014

The Big Lottery Fund are seeking your views

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

20 March 2014

Questions on the Lobbying Act

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

18 February 2014

NCVO call for evidence on welfare reform

NCVO has launched a national call for evidence around the impact of welfare reforms. The deadline for submitting evidence is 31st March 2014

5 February 2014

Launch of Thriving Places campaign

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. 

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