VSNW Conference Presentations
Thanks to everyone who attended the VSNW Conference & AGM on 15th October. Some of the presentations are now available
It was recently announced that applicants to the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme will be offered additional funds to develop their organisation’s knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver more effective and sustainable services
Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
4 September 2012
The Skills Funding Agency is one of the main co-financing organisations managing European Social Funds in England. They have funding available for ESF Priority 2 (which focuses on developing a skilled and adaptable workforce) for the remainder of the 2007-2013 ESF Operational Programme.
The Skills Funding Agency is planning to issue invitations to tender on November 14th for the delivery of ESF funded provision to provide skills support for the workplace through apprenticeships and related workplace learning from April 2013.
The Agency will only issue invitations to tender to those organisations which are on the Register of Training Organisations on 14th November. The Agency has now re-opened the register application process. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 1st October.
Network for Europe is holding a series of briefing events in September 2012.
These events will:
The event is only for voluntary and community sector organisations based or operating in North West. To book a place in one of the events please choose from the dates below and click the eventbrite link to register:
10 September 2012 Manchester: 2pm – 4.30pm (Venue tbc): http://sfaesf1.eventbrite.co.uk
12 September 2012 Chester: 10am – 12.30 pm (Venue tbc): http://sfaesf2.eventbrite.co.uk
18 September 2012 Wirral: 10am – 12.30 pm (Venue tbc): http://sfaesf3.eventbrite.co.uk
Two of the six case studies looking into how voluntary organisations can be sustainable are from Blackburn with Darwen. These provide valuable lessons for thinking about the future direction of the sector in public service delivery.
The independent inquiry panel, which included Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive and which was funded by Public Health England, has published its final report
Regional Voices (of which VSNW is a member) has published the full report from the survey conducted earlier this year about how the voluntary and community sector is engaging with health and wellbeing boards
Please join us on 15th October for an interesting day of debate and discussion on the latest issues affecting the voluntary and community sector in the North West. The day will include a series of workshops and two great keynote speakers. Thanks to Charity Bank for their sponsorship of the conference