Sector Connector

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Sector Connector is all about bringing together local community organisations with businesses that work in the borough, for mutual benefit.


The Sector Connector project supports businesses to get more involved with the community in North Tyneside by linking them with local voluntary groups that need help. Many businesses want to share their skills, time or other resources and are looking for local groups to help.

What kind of support is on offer?

The follow list is an example of areas that businesses have offered support in:

  • Finance and accounts
  • Health, safety and risk management
  • Design and branding
  • Human resource
  • Web design, development and hosting
  • Marketing and PR
  • Property renovation, management and maintenance
  • Business planning
  • Meeting rooms on loan
  • Surplus furniture and equipment

How it works

West Moor Residents Association were looking for help with their branding and design of a logo. Sector Connector were able to put them in touch with Capita who kindly offered their expertise free of charge. Watch how they helped here:

Other examples of how Sector Connector works:

  • North Tyneside Walk and Talk group was supported by Capita and Your Print Department with graphic design and printing
  • Willington Quay and Howdon Boys’ Club has been advised by Bowes Gardner Surveyors on its premises
  • Tait Walker Wealth Management has run free workshops for local groups on employee pensions auto-enrolment
  • North Tyneside and Newcastle AIM group has access to a free meeting room from Virgin Money
  • MSC Training supported KAYAKS with data security and information management

Sector Connector Workshops

Some business provide free, two-hour training sessions on a wide range of topics, aimed at local groups. See upcoming workshops here.


Employee Volunteering

Could your project or organisation use the help of a group of volunteers for a one-off activity, such as gardening or decorating? We have a number of companies and businesses whose staff want to take part in such activities - please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on 0191 643 2638 for more information.

Community Friendly Business Awards

As a way of recognising businesses that have supported the community through the project, Sector Connector coordinates Community Friendly Business Awards. These are given on three levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Qualifying businesses receive a certificate and official branding to use on their company stationary. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

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Get Involved

For more information about Sector Connector or to get involved, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at VODA on 0191 643 2638.


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