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ESRC third sector website under VSSN spotlight

VSSN members have been asked to scrutinise and feed back on a new web site under development by the ESRC. Amanda Williams of ESRC’s Knowledge Transfer team wrote:- “The ESRC are in the process of developing a new website, which will have a number of different web homepages for particular audiences. I would be grateful […]

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’ (http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/third_sector/documents/community_participation/charitable_giving/gen-soc-strat.pdf). 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 […]