Keep up to date with the latest public information and advice regarding the virus at the website

Support for North Tyneside’s voluntary and community sector

While we have temporarily suspended face-to-face meetings, we can still offer advice and support to charities and voluntary and community sector organisations in North Tyneside. We have lots of valuable information on our website, so please explore this and see below for resources around COVID-19. If you need specific advice, please contact our Development Manager (but please be aware that this is an incredibly busy time for VODA and responses may take longer than usual).

Funding Advice

We have produced a COVID-19 Funding section of our website for general advice and the latest opportunities. Again, while face-to-face funding advice is currently suspended, we can still offer email and telephone support to North Tyneside voluntary and community groups and organisations. Please contact our Funding Adviser for more information (but please be aware that this is an incredibly busy time for VODA and responses may take longer than usual).

Useful Links and Resources

For general advice and guidance:

There is also an easy read photo poster which you may find useful to display on site.

Support for non-English speakers

Public Health England has produced information posters in various languages (source Connected Voice):

Doctors of the World has translated advice into a number of languages

COVID-19 Latest News

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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