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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

VSNW Publications

Latest Publications

VSNW Bulletin #88

1 September 2014

In this edition:

► Book your place at the 2014 VSNW Conference & AGM
ESF Community Learning Grants - Round 7
► The latest VCS news and forthcoming events

The full bulletin can be viewed via the following link - VSNW Bulletin #88

Green Bullet #45

29 August 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns - Break the Bag Habit, Bee World
► Information about neighbourhood planning, fracking and transport
► The latest consultations, publications and events

Health Bulletin #60

14 August 2014

Included in this edition:

► Consultations on the Care Act, GPs fitness to practice, NHS payment system
► Making health and social care information accessible
► National review of choices in end of life care
 
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Briefing #92: Statistical Summary of the Sector in Cheshire & Warrington

6 August 2014

Key findings about Cheshire & Warrington's voluntary, community and social enterprise sector are that:
► There are over 4,300 voluntary, community and social enterprise groups in Cheshire & Warrington.
► The income of the sector is approximately £340m (as at 2010/11).
► There are at least 9,000 people employed in the voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector in Cheshire & Warrington.
► Every week, over 95,000 people volunteer with VCS groups in Cheshire and Warrington.
► These volunteers contribute over 145,000 hours of their time, which is equivalent to over 3,800 full time jobs.

VSNW Bulletin #87

30 July 2014

In this edition:

Book your place at the 2014 VSNW Conference & AGM
► Big Society Network - VSNW raised concerns about the use of Lottery funding
► The latest VCS news and forthcoming events

The full bulletin can be viewed via the following link - VSNW Bulletin #87

Green Bullet #44

28 July 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns - mapping brownfield land, marine conservation, trees and badgers
► Information about renewable energy, solar and wind power
► The latest consultations, publications and events

Health Bulletin #59

21 July 2014

Included in this edition:

► Fundamental standards: improving quality and transparency in care
► Public Health England's Health Profiles 2014 published
► Regional Voices news
 

This Health Bulletin can be viewed via the following link - Health Bulletin #59

Briefing #93 Greater Manchester Public Health System

15 July 2014

The purpose of this briefing is to:

• provide an introduction to public health systems as of February 2014
• provide information about the Greater Manchester Public Health Network

The Future Role of the VCS in the Cheshire and Warrington LEP

2 July 2014

VSNW and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) were commissioned by Learning Together Cheshire and Warrington (LTC&W) to explore the role of VCS organisations in the future of the Local Enterprise Partnership.

The report draws together evidence and case-studies about the sector's impact and potential in four thematic LEP delivery areas: 

  • social enterprise
  • social innovation
  • employment and skills, and
  • social inclusion.

This report will be of use to LEPs thinking about how they work with the sector and to local VCS lead agencies, especially those developing Lottery match funding proposals (all five in the North West). The report includes recommendations for how LEPs can work with the VCS to generate greater economic and social development.

Other key links:

VSNW Bulletin #86

1 July 2014

In this edition:

► The Future Role of the VCS in the Cheshire and Warrington LEP - report
► Consultation open on the implementation of the Care Act 2014
► The latest VCS news and forthcoming events

The full bulletin can be viewed via the following link - VSNW Bulletin #86

Featured News

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

26 August 2014

BIG Assist and Financial Sustainability

BIG Assist have awarded £267,000 to 35 infrastructure organisations in the North West, 12% of all awards in England. What they have funded most is the work in financial sustainability

28 July 2014

Big Society Network - VSNW raised concerns about the use of Lottery funding

VSNW welcomes the investigations into the use of Lottery funding for Big Society Network projects and asks the sector to support this

21 July 2014

VSNW welcomes new BLF funding to open doors to Europe

The Big Lottery Fund will be making £630,000 available in programme development funding for voluntary organisations across England to raise awareness of the funding opportunities available through the European Social Fund (ESF)

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