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Could you transform VSSN for £3000/year?

Gareth Morgan writes, on behalf of the VSSN Steering Group…The Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) is a UK-wide charity bringing together researchers intererested in the voluntary sector. Many are based in universities (staff or research students) but our membership also include researchers based in voluntary organisations, and individual freelance researchers. Following the huge response of […]

UK Charitable Giving and Philanthropy Research Centre

Peter Halfpenny, who submitted a consultation response on behalf of VSSN, writes The proposal for a UK Charitable Giving and Philanthropy Research Centre was first mooted by the government in the 2005 Home Office publication ‘A Generous Society’ ( The Centre will be established in 2007 with funding from the Office of the Third Sector, […]

VSSN achieves Charity Commission registration

Gareth Morgan, VSSN Treasurer and Membership Secretary, reported today that VSSN had received confirmation that it is now a registered charity – number 1114742. He continued:- “I think this marks the completion of quite a few steps begun in 2002/03 to move VSSN on from being an informal unconstituted network to a fully recognised body […]

VSSN goes regional!

by Duncan Scott – one of VSSN’s external affairs correspondents On April 6th 2006, the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation hosted a day seminar about research and voluntary action. The event was publicised and supported by both VSSN and ARVAC. Aside from an obvious interest in its content, VSSN members might note that nearly […]

Inaugural annual lecture in memory of the late Jimmy Kearney

Duncan Scott (who attended on behalf of VSSN) wrote:- On Friday Dec 2nd in Belfast over 130 people came together to celebrate the life of Jimmy Kearney, and to listen to Nicholas Deakin on the theme `Bonding, Bridging-or Dividing? Voluntary Action, Citizens and Government`. Jimmy was clearly a remarkable, much-loved man, who contributed greatly to […]

VSSN achieves charity recognition by Inland Revenue

VSSN is now formally recognised as a charity by the Inland Revenue. It is an excepted charity recognised by the Inland Revenue, reference XR84034. The recognition is backdated to 21 May 2003 when VSSN become formally constituted. We are NOT a registered charity, but this tax status means that we can reclaim gift aid tax […]

Annual report published as AGM nears

The VSSN annual report, published today, provides an account to its members on VSSN activities 21.5.03 – 31.7.04. The following extracts give a flavour of the Steering Group’s report:- “members… have worked hard to develop an infrastructure that is both sustainable and which will allow the organisation to grow””wesawitasimportanttoestablishanumberofkeyresources” “We want VSSN to be inclusive […]