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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

Questionnaire on Poverty and Inequality

11 March 2014

Edge Hill University are undertaking a study on behalf of the Webb Memorial Trust looking at civil society approaches to reducing poverty and inequality in the UK, and are looking for organisations to complete a questionnaire

Youth Elements logo design competition

6 March 2014

Youth Elements are running a logo/name competition for young people age 14-25 years of age. The competition is in aid of a brand new bi-monthly youth publication which will cover the North West of England.

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.

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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