From voluntary groups to individual support, we’re here to make sure your voice is heard.

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At the heart of voluntary and community action in Newcastle and Gateshead, we want to improve the quality of life across the region and work towards a fairer future for all. A photo from our funding fare 2019


How do we do this?

At the heart of voluntary and community action for 90 years, we are immersed and rooted in the North East.
We work collectively and inclusively to connect, grow and strengthen our society. We are warm and approachable, and we create opportunities to exchange ideas, learn from and empower one another.

We understand from our own experiences the challenges people face. We truly value people and we won't judge or dictate.
Leading independently and side by side with our communities and partners, we share our resources, skills and expertise to enable people to take meaningful action.

Courageous, resourceful and determined, we will challenge unfairness and ask difficult questions.
Working effectively and accountably to instil confidence. We aim to become stronger and more sustainable to inspire positive and lasting change throughout our community

We believe that diversity should be celebrated and valued, and everyone deserves equality.
Working towards a fairer future for all, we won't stand still. By making an impact on causes big and small, we want to improve the quality of life across the region.

From individuals to organisations, we believe everyone has a right to be heard.
Trusted to listen, understand and advocate, we strive for excellence. We’re open and honest, we stick by people and give our support to ensure their voices are heard.

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Connecting you to free, high quality, ethical and independent advocacy.

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Support and Development

Find out about the support we offer to community organisations

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Accountancy and Payroll

Connecting not for profits to our specialist charity finance expertise.

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Find charity jobs and trustee vacancies. Advertise your vacancies on our jobs page.

Latest News

  • 22 January 2024
    This year, Haref has worked with 11 mosques and Muslim centres across Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Gateshead to create unique calendars for each mosque. Prayer times are calculated using specific mathematics around the position of the sun, local time, longitude and latitude.
  • 10 November 2023
    Connected Voice has won the Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity Award at the 2023 National Advocacy Awards, organised by Black Belt Advocacy, an organisation working tirelessly to champion Advocacy across the country. This builds on the success of our 2018 and 2022 National Advocacy Awards for Outstanding Advocacy Service, and we want to thank everyone who has contributed to us receiving this respected recognition.
  • 04 October 2023
    We are launching an exciting range of new specialist courses which we can deliver according to your needs.

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The front cover of Connected Magazine Winter 2023
Key Findings: Our Winter 2023 issue of Connected Voice Magazine is all about The Power of Partnership.
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Amidst growing concerns around the Cost of Living Crisis, our team began to compile a list of resources and where to find help to share with the Connected Voice staff.
Front cover of Connected Voice Autumn Magazine 2022
Key Findings: This issue focuses on the cost of living crisis.


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One Strawberry Lane

Newcastle upon Tyne


Charity Number:1125877

Company Number: 06681475

Tel: 0191 232 7445


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One Strawberry Lane

Newcastle upon Tyne


Tel: 0191 232 7445

Fax: 0191 230 5640


Charity Number:1125877

Company Number: 06681475

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