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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

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

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Featured News

27 April 2016

Halton - a social value borough

Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action have been working with a range of partners to implement social value in Halton. This case study shows the areas of work that they have been involved in and the benefits of these

26 April 2016

The Christie NHS FT CQC Inspection

The Care Quality Commission inspection of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust takes place in May 2016. Patients who have used the hospital services in the last 12 months (and their families) are encouraged to meet CQC inspectors to give feedback at two Trust Stalls.

19 April 2016

CQC Care for Older People Campaign

The Care Quality Commission have launched a campaign asking for older people, and their friends and families, to share their experiences of health and social care

5 April 2016

Speak up about care for older people

The Care Quality Commission’s Worked up? Speak Up campaign wants older people to speak up and share their experiences of care. By providing CQC with feedback, confidentially if you wish, you will help improve the overall quality of care in England

5 April 2016

Local Sustainability Fund awards announced

The Cabinet Office have announced the first two sets of awards as part of the Local Sustainability Fund. There have been 24 awards given to organisations in the North West in this first announcement

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