Keep up to date with all the latest news for the North Tyneside VCS regarding the Coronavirus.

A Little Box of Hope for North Tyneside

NT Life Boxes of Hope from Robin on Vimeo. Participants of VODA’s NT LIFE Recovery College in North Tyneside received a special surprise at their door recently with the delivery…

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New £200m Coronavirus Community Support Emergency Fund

The Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund via the National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) is now open for applications. This new funding stream makes available £200m of the Governments’ previously…

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Some charities now eligible for Coronavirus Small Business Grant Scheme

If you’re a registered charity with premises registered for business rates in North Tyneside and have had your income adversely affected by the current lockdown conditions you may able to…

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Free business support for charities from the Cranfield Trust

Cranfield Trust has been providing free tailored business support to voluntary organisations for nearly 30 years. During this challenging time, all of their services can be accessed remotely, so you…

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Volunteering opportunities update: 18 May 2020

As we head towards the two month mark in this lockdown, we are in awe of the work carried out across North Tyneside by the army of volunteers that have…

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Good Neighbours COVID-19 update 7 May 2020

North Tyneside Council has put together a video showing how VODA has mobilised an army of volunteers to support the council during the crisis. VODA has been working with the…

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Skills for People’s keeping people connected service North Tyneside

Many people with learning disability and /or autism will become increasingly vulnerable during the current Covid-19 crisis. If you come across vulnerable people, then please refer them to the new…

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Government’s action plan to support the adult social care sector

The Government has published an action plan that sets out how it will support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak, so that everyone who relies…

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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…

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VODA is here to support the VCS during COVID-19

The COVID 19 pandemic has affected everyone, right across the sectors with many VCSE organisations facing major changes, challenges and uncertainty. However, we want to assure you that despite all…

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New Diabetes UK Befriending Circle & Facebook group

Over the past few weeks the Diabetes UK volunteer team has been working hard to extend their Cumbria Befriending Circle for people with diabetes into the North East. The befriending…

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COVID-19 guide to volunteering with people with dementia

Understandably there are many volunteers who are offering to help people with dementia with practical day to day tasks. To help them with a better understanding of a person with…

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GOV.UK COVID-19 guidance for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

The government has created a new webpage which pulls together all information and advice for VCSE organisations on funding, fundraising and volunteer guidance. The voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE)…

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New report – vulnerable young people and the impact of COVID-19

A major new report – Out of Sight – has been launched by the National Youth Agency calling for a clear exit strategy for young people who are likely to…

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Eggstatic over ASDA donation

VODA’s Core Services Manager Keith Hardy had a little trip over to ASDA Benton today to collect a very generous donation of around 200 Easter Eggs from the team there.…

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Suicide Prevention website launches to support the North East and North Cumbria

The North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network is a regional partnership of organisations and individuals, collaborating across different agencies and communities, to help enhance and support all suicide…

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North Tyneside comes together to provide a lifeline from the community

Press release from North Tyneside Council 28.04.20 North Tyneside Council launched its dedicated Covid-19 support hub last month for those in need of immediate help and support and who can’t…

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Free cyber vulnerability assessment from Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police offers a free Vulnerability Assessment to all businesses and organisations across the North East (Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria). Using Nessus, which is industry recognised software, they will scan…

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New social action project: make someone’s day with a letter

Who would like to do a little social action project from home? You may have seen the beautiful pictures drawn by local school children that we have printed out and…

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Accenture Digital Skills free courses

Accenture Digital Skills is a free, interactive series of online courses which help and prepare people to build the digital skills necessary to gain a job or start a business.…

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Public urged to flag coronavirus related email scams as online security campaign launches

Cyber experts have launched measures to protect the UK from online harm as the country continues to rely more on technology while staying at home to protect the NHS and…

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NCVO update coronavirus funding information

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has added (17 April 2020) three important updates to its existing coronavirus advice: Charity funding from the government: The very latest information on the £750…

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Latest Blog: VODA’s COVID-19 Response

Our Chief Officer, Robin Fry, blogs about VODA’s COVID-19 response: “To say I’m proud of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak by VODA’s staff and volunteers would be a huge…

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First Contact Clinical: Social Prescribing during COVID-19 outbreak

First Contact Clinical, the social enterprise which delivers Social Prescribing services in North Tyneside, has produced an update on their response to the Covid-19 outbreak. This includes taking referrals for…

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NAVCA surveys sector on impact of COVID-19

NAVCA (National Association of Voluntary and Community Associations) is asking charities, voluntary organisations and community groups to complete a short survey on the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has had…

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Essential Food Services in North Tyneside

VODA has been working with the North Tyneside Business Forum (NTBF) to develop a list of essential food services available during the COVID-19 crisis. NTBF has developed a platform on…

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Volunteering Update 8 April 2020

The response so far to calls for volunteers during the COVID-19 crisis has been heartwarming. More than 750,000 people signed up to join the NHS “volunteer army” – three times…

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Cedarwood Trust – supporting the local community during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live and work dramatically over a very short period of time. Many organisations are understandably struggling to adapt to these new challenges, however…

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COVID-19 new procurement guidance – implications for charities

Charities delivering public services are facing serious challenges. Rebecca Young of NCVO explains the issues and what the government’s new guidance for contracting authorities will mean in practice. New procurement…

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DBS checking guidance changed

To ensure that the necessary DBS checks can still be carried out in a timely way, the Government has changed the DBS ID checking guidance for a temporary period. The…

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