Funding Fair - Dragons' Den Showcase

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Dragons' Den Showcase

Here you'll find a series of short videos sent in to us from a range of local voluntary, community, charitable and social enterprise organisations. This is your chance to join with us in a celebration of all that is best in the North-East voluntary, community charitable and social enterprise sector: Innovation, resilience, adaptability and our trademark openness, warmth and humour. You can't fail to be inspired, impressed and even moved by what is on show here. You might also find organisations that you might partner with, share ideas, – perhaps even find a new opportunity to join them as a trustee or volunteer

Why not send us your own short video of the great work you are doing too? Tell people want you need. Shy bairns get nowt! Funders, of course, aren't dragons, and there won't be instant handfuls of cash, but it's an effective and enjoyable way of showing what you do in a dynamic and different way. It might well catch the attention of a funder who wasn't on your radar.

It will also put you in the running for some valuable support, expertise and guidance from across the Connected Voice family of services, and in-kind branding guidance from our good friends at Altogether Creative who worked so hard on our own rebrand last year.

The closing date for new videos is Friday 11 July.

Drop us an email to if you want to take part but not sure how to do it. You don't have to be a budding Spielberg – if you can take a picture on your phone, you can make a video. You just press the video button on your phone camera. And, if you already have a video that you've put up on social media, let us know.

Using the Fair couldn't be simpler. Just visit the different Areas, click on the images and it will take you to the video on our own Connected Voice You Tube channel. For the best experience, we suggest that you switch off 'autoplay next video' on your own You Tube settings, as otherwise you may be taken to unrelated videos. This is down to you and outside the control of Connected Voice.

Age UK Gateshead 
Colour Junction with the Comfrey Project

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The Josephine and Jack project
The Pickle Palace

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Children North East

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 Newcastle United Foundation
The Soundroom

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 Food Nation and Food Newcastle

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 Project Bind
 Skimstone Arts

Skimstone Arts Covid-19 Response from Sheryl Jenkins on Vimeo.

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The Bank project - Chopwell Regeneration Group
 SEARCH Newcastle

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 Newcastle Chinese Health Living Centre

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 NEST - North East Solidarity and Teaching
 First Step

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Gibside Community Farm
YMCA Newcastle

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