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).


VODA is working to support the North Tyneside VCS through its recovery from the pandemic. Part of this will involve online training such as PPE, Zoom Clinics, Risk Assessment and Making Your Community Building COVID Secure. Available videos and slides from past sessions will be shown below. Find out about our upcoming courses here. 

New measures to minimise the spread of Coronavirus in North Tyneside

From Wednesday 14 October all areas in England are in a Local COVID Alert Level.  North Tyneside is now classified as Level 2: Local COVID alert level HIGH. Read more here.

The North Tyneside Business Forum has a useful list of FAQ’s for organisations which may help clarify some issues.

Government Guidance

Resources to support COVID-19 safe reopening and operation

  • North Tyneside Faith Communities COVID-19 Briefing 27 August 2020: VODA and North Tyneside Council hosted a Zoom event aimed at local faith communities to make sure they have access to the latest COVID-19 information and guidance so that they can operate safely, protecting their staff, worshippers and community, and remain within the law. You can view a video of the event here. Please note, due to a small issue with the recording, the slides do not display correctly on the video. You can view the full presentation slides here. Also available is the Guidance for Faith Communities. 

  • Managing Staff As They Return To Work 12 August 2020: Peter Earley from Ethical Human Resources talked through some things to consider when managing staff as they return from furlough. You can download the slides here.

  • PPE and managing Covid risk 26 June 2020: VODA recently hosted an online workshop on PPE and managing Covid risk in the workplace with North Tyneside Council. Watch the video of the session below and download the slides here.

Useful COVID-19 Links and Resources

Advice and guidance for non English speakers

COVID-19 Latest News

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North Tyneside Council COVID-19 VCS Emergency Assistance Grant

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New £1 million poverty intervention fund for North Tyneside.

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Update on community services at Meadow Well Connected

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Friendship phoneline launched by Age UK North Tyneside

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North Tyneside Council closes care homes to non-essential visitors

Over the last two weeks North Tyneside has seen 79…

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