One of VODA’s core functions is to ensure that the voluntary and community sector is represented and has a strong voice on a local, regional and national level.

As well as providing information about relevant news and consultations, VODA is also involved in a number of strategic bodies representing the interests of the voluntary and community sector in North Tyneside. These include the board of VONNE (Voluntary Organisations Network North East), the Funding Information North East (FINE) steering group and North Tyneside Strategic Partnership.

VODA also coordinates North Tyneside VCS Chief Officers’ Group, a quarterly network which brings together the senior staff of borough-wide voluntary and community organisations meet to share information, discuss shared issues and look at opportunities for joint working. If you would like any more information or you are a Chief Officer who would like to join the group, please get in touch.