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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

Review of voluntary sector skills and leadership

21 May 2013

A review into skills and leaderships needs in the voluntary sector has been published following a six month review led by Dame Mary Marsh 

NCVO Counting the Cuts Report

21 May 2013

This latest NCVO report looks at the implications of ongoing austerity, and estimates the scale of cuts affecting the sector. If current plans go ahead, the sector will receive £1.7bn less funding from government in 2017/18 than in 2010/1 

LINks Legacy Resources

16 May 2013

From April 2013 local Healthwatch replaced the Local Involvement Networks (LINks) as the "consumer voice" in health and social care. It is important that local Healthwatch learns from the experience of the LINks to ensure they become the best they can be, and to prevent "reinventing the wheel". The results of a project to capture this learning are now available

General Medical Council guide for patients

15 May 2013

The General Medical Council has produced a guide for patients on what to expect from doctors which they are asking voluntary and community groups to circulate

Greater Manchester State of the Voluntary Sector 2013

15 May 2013

A new report, conducted by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University, reveals the true social and economic impact of the voluntary sector in Greater Manchester

Department of Health opens £10m Homeless Hospital Discharge Fund

14 May 2013

The Homeless Hospital Discharge Fund is aimed at voluntary organisations that support homeless people after they leave hospital

Supporting influence on health and wellbeing boards

14 May 2013

Regional Voices, of which VSNW is a partner, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding from the Department of Health (Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund) to support voluntary and community sector influence on health and wellbeing boards

Funding - The People's Millions

7 May 2013

Grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 are available from the 2013 round of the People’s Millions programme for new community-based projects that provide opportunities for all people to enjoy their local area. The closing date for applications is 13th May 2013

Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund Launched

1 May 2013

This new fund, run by Nesta in partnership with the Cabinet Office, will provide financial and non-financial support to help people use social action to achieve impact 

NCVO 2013 Civil Society Almanac

1 May 2013

The latest NCVO Almanac has been published and provides a picture of the UK voluntary sector for the year to March 2011. Amongst the range of information available, it shows that the income for the voluntary sector remained constant but spending reduced for the first time

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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