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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

Launch of BIG Assist programme

25 September 2012

The BIG Assist programme will offer tailored support to help voluntary sector infrastructure organisations to increase their efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability. Each organisation will be initially assessed and then vouchers may be provided so they can choose the right support services for their needs. 

Support will be offered in the following categories:

  • Strategy, planning and managing change
  • Financial sustainability
  • Innovation, new products and ways of working
  • Marketing and building relationships
  • Supporting and developing people & organisational culture

The support offered may be financial but a large element of the programme will be peer to peer support, allowing organisations to learn from one another. Therefore, even if an infrastructure organisation is not awarded vouchers, it can still benefit from the experience of others. 

BIG Assist will be launched officially in autumn 2012 but the supplier application process is now open. More details can be found on the BIG Assist website or by emailing assist@ncvo-vol.org.uk

Featured News

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

1 October 2014

Volunteering Fund Success Stories in the North West

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.

15 September 2014

Due North: Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

The independent inquiry panel, which included Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive and which was funded by Public Health England, has published its final report

1 September 2014

VCS engagement with Health and Wellbeing Boards

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

1 September 2014

Book your place at the VSNW Conference and AGM 2014

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

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