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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Latest News

  • We are pleased to announce that an updated Compact was agreed at Gateshead Health and Wellbeing Board on Friday 26 April. The Compact is an agreement between the VCSE sector and public sector to work together to agreed standards and shared objectives. It formalises shared commitments and priorities, and recognises the role and value of the VCSE sector.  The Compact commits commissioning organisations, including Gateshead Council and the NHS, to meet certain standards in how they work with our sector. It asks for partners to support volunteering, and to take a grants-first approach to funding VCSE organisations, only using contracts where it is really necessary. 
  • Following the success of last year, and inspired by Small Charity Week 2024, leading local law firm Muckle LLP are once again offering FREE online and face-to-face legal advice clinics to small charities and VCSEs via our Sector Connector programme. Free legal advice is available on the following areas of law: Charity Governance Data protection Trading Fundraising Company Property/real estate Construction Corporate Banking The legal advice clinic is open throughout Small Charity Week (Monday 24 June - Friday 28 June), and are appointments are 45 minutes long. Appointments are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. How to book:
  • Connected Voice, in collaboration with Volunteer Centre Newcastle, welcomed 26 VCSE organisations from across Newcastle for the first meeting of a new network on Tuesday 16 April. The network will bring together the voices, expertise and enthusiasm of Volunteer Coordinators and Managers to develop volunteering across the city. The attendees enjoyed having a space to network and brought up challenges such as inclusion, barriers to volunteering and capacity for volunteer support. They told us of fantastic success stories such as the mental health benefits of being a volunteer and the journey from beneficiary to volunteer and in many cases on to becoming a paid member of staff. It was great to hear about different organisations' plans for the upcoming Volunteers' Week 2024 (Monday 3 - Sunday 9 June).

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Newcastle upon Tyne


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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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