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St. Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

News

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. 

ESF Community Learning Grants in the North West

4 February 2014

The WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) invites your organisation to apply for a small grant, up to a maximum of £13,500, from the ESF Community Learning Grants programme.

Briefing Note: Elis Group Framework Agreement

28 January 2014

Six NHS Commissioning Support Units have come together in a strategic alliance called the Elis Group to deliver a range of highly specialised services. 

Independence Undervalued: the Voluntary Sector in 2014

28 January 2014

The Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector has just produced its third annual assessment. Independence Undervalued: the Voluntary Sector in 2014,  published on 21st January, concluded that independence is undervalued and under serious threat, with a deterioriation in some key areas compared to the previous year.  

Health Education North West Adult Learners Week Awards 2014

22 January 2014

Health Education North West is celebrating and promoting the national learning campaign Adult Learners Week in 2014 because learning is good for people and organisations. However, they need your help to identify staff and volunteers, working in and across the whole of the health and social care sector, who have been transformed by learning and can inspire others to give learning a go.

Lloyds Bank Foundation

22 January 2014

Following the recent signing of a nine year rolling funding agreement with Lloyds Banking Group, the Lloyds Bank Foundation will be launching two new funding programmes alongside an optional support programme for successful applicants

Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2013

14 January 2014

The previous report was previewed at the VSNW Annual Conference 2012. This latest research shows that more people in working families were in poverty than workless families

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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