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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

VCS engagement with Health and Wellbeing Boards

1 September 2014

Regional Voices (of which VSNW is a member) has published the full report from the survey conducted earlier this year about how the voluntary and community sector is engaging with health and wellbeing boards

ESF Community Learning Grants - Round 7

1 September 2014

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

Clinks police and crime commissioner survey

1 September 2014

Clinks supports, represents and campaigns for the voluntary sector working with offenders. They are asking the sector to complete a quick survey to gather views on how police and crime commissioners are working

Book your place at the VSNW Conference and AGM 2014

1 September 2014

Please join us on 15th October for an interesting day of debate and discussion on the latest issues affecting the voluntary and community sector in the North West. The day will include a series of workshops and two great keynote speakers. Thanks to Charity Bank for their sponsorship of the conference

BIG Assist and Financial Sustainability

26 August 2014

BIG Assist have awarded £267,000 to 35 infrastructure organisations in the North West, 12% of all awards in England. What they have funded most is the work in financial sustainability

Northern Futures

5 August 2014

Northern Futures is a new initiative from the Deputy Prime Minister. They would like to hear ideas about how we build on the strengths in the North to create an economic core in the heart of the region that can compete with the biggest cities in the world.

The Change Makers competition

5 August 2014

The Sunday Times, in partnership with Community Channel’s Do Something Brilliant campaign, has launched The Change Makers, a search for the UK’s social innovator of the year. The competition aims to inspire people across the country to do something brilliant and to spark social change.

Call for evidence launched on financial sustainability of voluntary sector

4 August 2014

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has launched a call for evidence as part of a review into the voluntary sector’s finances, alongside its partners Charity Finance Group, the Institute of Fundraising, Navca and Small Charities Coalition.

Social enterprise research

29 July 2014

James Chandler, a student from the University of Salford, would like your help in understanding the health and wellbeing impact of working for a social enterprise in Greater Manchester. As part of his PhD research, he has developed a questionnaire using the findings from a series of interviews with social enterprise employees across the region.

Big Society Network - VSNW raised concerns about the use of Lottery funding

28 July 2014

VSNW welcomes the investigations into the use of Lottery funding for Big Society Network projects and asks the sector to support this

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Featured News

3 July 2015

Survey launched: Is the NHS Standard Contract a barrier to commissioning VCSE organisations?

Regional Voices, working with NHS England, is carrying out this survey to help understand specific issues which organisations have experienced in using the NHS Standard Contract. The survey will close at 10am on 27th July.

29 June 2015

£20 million Local Sustainability Fund launched

The fund, which will be delivered by the Big Lottery Fund, will provide grants that will enable recipients to implement organisational changes and access professional advice

24 June 2015

Urgent - make sure your voice is heard on health and care

You can ensure that your voice is heard by completing the Universty of Durham and NHS England surveys on public health reforms and the NHS standard contract

10 June 2015

English Devolution: Local Solutions for a Healthy Nation

We are pleased to be featured in this Local Government Association publication about devolution and health 

1 June 2015

2015 NW Health and Care Learning Awards Announced

This year's winners of the North West Adult Learners’ Week Awards in Health and Social Care have been announced. VSNW have collaborated with Health Education North West and North West Employers to promote and celebrate these awards 

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