News report by The Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector<p>The Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector has published it&rsquo;s fourth and final report, <em>An Independent Mission:&nbsp;</em><em>the Voluntary Sector in 2015</em><i>, </i>which calls for strong, inclusive leadership by the voluntary sector to protect its independent mission and for the government to establish a &lsquo;new settlement&rsquo; with the sector</p>Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Job Opportunity: Big Lottery Fund<p>Closing date - 1st March 2015</p>Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Wheels for All Leader Training<p>In partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester, Cycling Projects will be delivering a series of Wheels For All leader training courses across Greater Manchester in the next month</p>Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Job Opportunity: Anxiety UK<p>Closing date - 12noon on 4th March 2015</p>Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Extension to Big Assist Programme<p>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</p>Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Communities need greater powers to save local assets<p>A new report from the Community and Local Government Select Committee finds that government should make it easier for people to take on and run pubs, post offices and community centres. They also found that the most of the community rights had not been really used yet to their full extents</p>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Defra confirms further funding for ACRE<p>Defra (the Department for Environment, Food &amp; Rural Affairs) has confirmed that it will maintain its investment of &pound;2.3m in the ACRE Network for 2015/16</p>Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Lay Chair vacancy for Patient and Carer Network<p>The Royal College of Physicians is seeking an inspirational Lay Chair for its Patient and Carer Network</p>Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Job Opportunity: Anxiety UK<p>Closing date - noon on 20th February 2015</p>Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Launch of the report of the Independent Commission on the future of local infrastructure<p>VSNW welcomes the final report of The Independent Commission on the Future of Local Infrastructure, of which we were proud to be a member</p>Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000