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Northumbria University Business Clinic

Northumbria University’s Business Clinic uses undergraduate and postgraduate business students to provide a range of consultancy advice, including:

  • review of IT systems and recommendations,
  • strategic marketing reviews;
  • brand audits and reviews
  • feasibility studies on strategic decisions or expansion etc.

There is some free of charge consultancy advice for charities, so if there is a challenge within your organisation that you would like the Business Clinic to explore you can email [email protected]

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Websites for £250

How does the idea of having your very own custom-designed website for just £250 sound? We’ve partnered with Jackdaw Web Design to develop this exciting opportunity for charities and community groups in North Tyneside.

For just £250, Jackdaw Web Design will work with you to create a professionally-built WordPress website with five pages, giving you plenty of space to showcase everything your organisation stands for. And that’s not all! It also includes one year of hosting and a .uk domain, all tailored to match your organisation’s colours, fonts, and style. We’ll even populate it with your own photos and content.

Worried about the technical stuff? Jackdaw Web Design will provide you with clear guidelines on the amount of text and photos needed for each section of your website. Once you’ve provided the content, they’ll handle the rest, ensuring your website is equipped with the necessary security features like firewalls and anti-virus protection. Plus, they’ll give you access to helpful training videos so you can easily update and manage your site moving forward.

Already have a logo? Fantastic! They can seamlessly incorporate it into your new website. And if you don’t have one yet, don’t worry—Jackdaw Web Design can even provide a logo for an additional cost.

It gets even better! After the first year, you’ll only need to cover the cost of hosting and domain name renewal (currently less than £100 a year). And if you’d like ongoing technical support, that option is available too for an additional cost.

So, if this offer has piqued your interest, don’t hesitate to reach out to Ian Dodds at [email protected]. Take advantage of this great opportunity to develop your online presence with a professional looking website that won’t break the bank!

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Tynemouth Decorators

Tynemouth Decorators is offering local voluntary and community organisations a 10% discount for painting and decorating work and is also willing to supply materials at cost price.

In addition, Tynemouth Decorators may be able to provide paint free of charge to some voluntary organisations. If you’re interested contact Ian Dodds..

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Website advice and guidance from Jackdaw

Jackdaw Web Design has been working with a local charity to develop a chat function for their WordPress website so that they can support people who can no longer attend their group or 1-2-1 sessions. They are now hoping to use the experience and knowledge they have gained during this process to benefit the North Tyneside VCS.

If any voluntary organisation is interested in adding online chat to their WordPress website, Jackdaw is willing to provide free advice on the various options available in terms of cost, confidentiality, practical use etc.

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to find out more.

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One-to-one digital support

As we emerge from lockdowns, having all had to change how we deliver our services, we have all had to look at how we are using digital technology. VODA has arranged a limited number of free places to spend time with digital experts from Sunderland Software City to provide you with independent support and advice on how you could be taking the next steps with digital.

You may be stuck or never really got started – all you need is a desire to explore how digital could be solving challenges you are facing as an organisation or potentially increasing the impact of your work.

Whether it’s digital fundraising, monitoring of outcomes or just informing people of your work, support through our programme could really make the difference. Get in touch if you think this is for you and we can set up an initial review with the consultants to understand how they can best help your organisation. Email [email protected].

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