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St. Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
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Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

News

New research - White Working Class Communities in Manchester

16 June 2014

Open Society Foundations have published research into marginalized majority communities in six northwest European cities including Manchester. While the majority ethnic populations in the six cities that this research focuses on were white, many of the factors that marginalize working class communities, such as a lack of decent jobs, poor health, or disadvantages in the education system, impact on people of any ethnic background.
 

Youth on Board Awards

16 June 2014

Nominations are open for the Youth on Board Awards. They are an exclusively youth-led rolling award scheme that recognises innovative and exciting youth participation, both from young people and the projects and organisations that support them.

Youthforia Youth Employment Commission report

28 May 2014

The Youthforia Youth Employment Commission was established as a policy group which combines adult experts on youth unemployment such as policy makers and employers together with young people. They have produced a report that identifies the main issues from their research and provides recommendations to increase youth employment

Volunteering Opportunities in Manchester with Join In

28 May 2014

This summer, Join In is partnering with ITV to bring 100,000 volunteers into community sport

Cabinet Office Sustainability Fund Consultation

27 May 2014

The Cabinet Office has opened a consultation for a “new fund to support the sustainability of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector”. NCVO are inviting views from their members and the wider sector, to inform their response

Big Assist Programme Changes

27 May 2014

Big Assist have announced some changes to their programme supporting infrastructure organisations, which include an increase in the size of vouchers and how customers that have spent their vouchers can re-apply. VSNW is a supplier to the Big Assist programme.

Skint! Free Financial Education Resources

21 May 2014

Groundwork are offering free financial education resources for people working with young people aged 16-26. These resources are free until the end of June 2014

The 2015 election: NCVO’s Voluntary Sector Manifesto

20 May 2014

With a year to go until the next general election, NCVO have written a manifesto on behalf of its members which reflects their views that they can make a bigger difference to solving the challenges the next administration will face. The proposals in the manifesto are about the better society that their members want to contribute towards

Commission on the Future of Local Infrastructure - live web debate

14 May 2014

The NAVCA Independent Commission on the future of local infrastructure, which the VSNW Chief Executive is a member of, will be taking part in a live web debate on the Guardian website on 23 May

Keep Volunteering Voluntary

7 May 2014

VSNW has signed the Keep Volunterring Voluntary agreement to oppose the use of mandatory volunteering for workfare schemes

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Featured News

28 April 2015

Health and Care Voluntary Sector Survey published

NAVCA has published the findings of the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Survey, the largest charity survey of 2014. The survey was conducted by NAVCA and the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership which includes Regional Voices, of which VSNW is a member

20 April 2015

Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund 2015-2016

The Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund is now open for applications for both the National and Local schemes for projects starting in September 2015 or later

15 April 2015

Let us know your views on social prescribing

Social prescribing has become a key area of the current health agenda and we would like to know your views and experiences

15 April 2015

Liverpool City Region Devolution Event Presentations

VSNW recently supported and spoke at an event in Liverpool to launch VS6, a new partnership of VCFSE organisations, and discuss the role of the sector in devolution in the Liverpool City Region

14 April 2015

Community Economic Development - Grants and Support

The CED programme will offer grants and support to selected communities, to help them produce a well-supported, dynamic and deliverable local economic plan. The closing date for applications is 8th May 2015

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