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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

31 March 2015

Guidance for Providers on Displaying CQC Ratings

Following consultation CQC has now produced guideance for providers on meeting the new requirement to display CQC ratings in their premises and online.  These ratings tell the public whether a service is outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.

They have also published the final and complete guidance on regulations (the Fundamental Standards).

 

17 February 2015

Extension to Big Assist Programme

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Big Lottery Fund have announced that the Big Assist programme to support infrastructure organisations has been extended

4 February 2015

Defra confirms further funding for ACRE

Defra (the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has confirmed that it will maintain its investment of £2.3m in the ACRE Network for 2015/16

2 February 2015

DoH, NHS, Public Health England VCSE Sector Review Launched

The Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England have launched a review of their funding of  the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector which helps to improve the health and wellbeing of the nation’s population

2 February 2015

Launch of the report of the Independent Commission on the future of local infrastructure

VSNW welcomes the final report of The Independent Commission on the Future of Local Infrastructure, of which we were proud to be a member

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