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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

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.

Lloyds Bank Foundation

22 January 2014

Following the recent signing of a nine year rolling funding agreement with Lloyds Banking Group, the Lloyds Bank Foundation will be launching two new funding programmes alongside an optional support programme for successful applicants

Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2013

14 January 2014

The previous report was previewed at the VSNW Annual Conference 2012. This latest research shows that more people in working families were in poverty than workless families

The Difference it Makes: Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Health and Social Care

14 January 2014

A new report by the British Institute of Human Rights shows how human rights can work in practice

Concessions made to the Lobbying Bill

14 January 2014

The government has announced a number of amendments to the Lobbying Bill currently at the Report stage in the House of Lords. However, many VCS organisations feel that these do not go far enough to allay their concerns

Research: High pay in charities

14 January 2014

Following the recent publicity about salaries for charity executives, new research from the Third Sector Research Centre has found that high salaries are the exception rather than the rule in the charitable sector.

BBC Community Doorway Programme

9 January 2014

The BBC’s Community Doorway programme is where charities and community organisations can apply to access the skills and expertise of BBC staff volunteers to help deliver a one-off project

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Featured News

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.

8 January 2015

Petition to protect funding for Rural Community Councils

Ninety years of dedicated support for England’s 11,000 rural communities is under threat after the government warned it may withdraw funding from the ACRE Network.They are asking for everyone to sign a petition to oppose this and call on Defra to continue funding.

24 November 2014

Young, working and renting: Report reveals changing picture of UK poverty

Written by the New Policy Institute for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the latest annual Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion report reveals the changing picture of poverty in the UK

24 November 2014

Survey of VCS organisations - how you are surviving in the health landscape

The Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership (of which Regional Voices, and therefore VSNW, is part) has launched the biggest survey of voluntary and community organisations of the year

20 October 2014

VSNW Conference Presentations

Thanks to everyone who attended the VSNW Conference & AGM on 15th October. Some of the presentations are now available

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