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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

BIG Assist Conference Papers

31 July 2013

The BIG Assist conference was held in London on 3rd July and materials from the day are now available. There are also short interviews with some conference delegates

Bedroom tax: Carers facing debt, eviction and food poverty

31 July 2013

New research by Carers UK has illustrated the impact of the spare room subsidy or 'bedroom tax' on carers and disabled people

Applications open for Rehabilitation Social Action Fund

31 July 2013

Up to £3.5 million will be available for charities and social enterprises who can demonstrate that they have a strong track record in using social action to rehabilitate offenders, a commitment to improving their evidence of impact and an ambition to scale up. The deadline for applications is 5th September 2013

Volunteers wanted for Healthwatch Lancashire

30 July 2013

Are you interested in helping to improve health and social care services in Lancashire and have a few hours a week, or a month, to spare?

Shaw Trust consultation on employment support

3 July 2013

Shaw Trust is currently undertaking a national consultation about the form of employment support that should be available for people with disabilities or health conditions, once the current Work Choice programme finishes

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

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Featured News

28 July 2014

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

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

21 July 2014

VSNW welcomes new BLF funding to open doors to Europe

The Big Lottery Fund will be making £630,000 available in programme development funding for voluntary organisations across England to raise awareness of the funding opportunities available through the European Social Fund (ESF)

21 July 2014

Promoting Use of Grants to CCG's - call for case studies

Regional Voices is working with NHS England on a bite-sized guide to grants for Clinicial Commissioning Groups

8 July 2014

'A Day in the Life' work shadow scheme 2014

'A Day in the Life' is a free work shadowing initiative that provides a unique opportunity for staff in government and voluntary organisations to step into each other's shoes for a day and learn about how the other sector operates

8 July 2014

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Compact Awards

The Compact Awards highlight outstanding examples of partnership work between voluntary and community organisations and the statutory sector and recognise achievement as a result of the Compact way of working.

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