Can councils and residents work together to achieve lasting change in communities?
26 October 2015
New Start magazine is partnering with Local Trust to explore how residents and local authorities can collaborate to achieve lasting change in communities. In a climate of widespread reductions to funding for public services, what are the benefits and challenges of collaboration?
NatWest SE100 awards showcase the best of the UK’s social enterprise sector
20 October 2015
The NatWest SE100 Index has announced the winners of its 2015 awards. Five winners were chosen from 1120 social ventures listed on the NatWest SE100 Index in the UK. Congratulations to FRC Group in Liverpool for being winners in the Impact Champion category.
Building Better Opportunities Fund
19 October 2015
The Big Lottery Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund for projects across England that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion
Delivering Differently for Young People funding
30 September 2015
The Cabinet Office has set aside a further £200,000 of funding to support up to five more local areas in 2015/16 as part of the Delivering Differently for Young People programme. This is a government initiative aimed at funding alternative ways of providing local authority youth provision (resilience building).
Rethinking the Future: VSNW Conference and AGM 2015
9 September 2015
We are pleased to announce that this year's VSNW Conference will feature keynotes from Sir Richard Leese on the potential role of the sector in devolution, Alex Fox on the future of the sector's role in health and social care, and workshops from CLES, NCVO, and Network for Europe.
2015 VSNW Conference and AGM Sponsorship Opportunities
8 September 2015
Sponsoring our conference is a great way to promote your organisation to the voluntary and community sector across the region. There are opportunities to book an exhibition stall and/or add a flyer to our conference information.
£1.5m loan refinance means solid future for Heritage Trust for the North West
2 September 2015
A £1.5m refinance package from Unity Trust Bank has helped Heritage Trust for the North West continue to protect and conserve many of the key cultural heritage sites in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria
Is your organisation carbon monoxide aware?
2 September 2015
Does your organisation employ staff and engage volunteers to support older people in their own home?
Do you train and brief them to be carbon monoxide (CO) aware?
Applications open for the Aged Veterans Fund
2 September 2015
This additional Ministry of Defence funding stream has £25 million available over 5 years and will fund projects that support non-core health, wellbeing and social care needs for older veterans (born before 1 January 1950) including surviving World War 2 veterans, those who undertook National Service and other voluntary enlisted veterans who may need some focused support in relation to their health and social care needs.
Recruitment open for if: Volunteering for Wellbeing programme
1 September 2015
Imperial War Museum North and Manchester Museum are looking to recruit 15 new people who want to improve their health and wellbeing through if: Volunteering for Wellbeing, an exciting volunteer training and placement programme