This is where you’ll find all of the latest news from VODA.

VODA’s Sector Connector Project Scoops NAVCA Award

        On Tuesday 19 March NAVCA held their first ever national awards event in London, showcasing the brilliant achievements of their member organisations. We are delighted that…

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Meet the Funders: VODA Funding Fair 2019

Charitable organisations based or operating in North Tyneside are being given the chance to meet one-to-one with some of the region’s top funders, at VODA’s annual Funding Fair on Wednesday…

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VODA – coming to a venue near you!

            VODA and the services we offer are available across North Tyneside and although we are based in North Shields we are keen to make…

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Moving On Tyne & Wear: Weekly drop-in sessions at VODA

          Did you know that VODA is a delivery partner in the Moving On Tyne & Wear programme? Moving On Tyne & Wear helps people who…

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North of Tyne Devolution Update

Robin Fry provides an update on the North of Tyne Combined Authority… Last month, along with my counterparts in Newcastle and Northumberland, I met with officers from the new North…

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Working with the VCS event

In December we held a Working with the VCS ‘Christmas special’ at Pathways4All. The event was attended by 32 people from 25 different organisations. Not only was this an opportunity to enjoy mince pies…

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Volunteer Recruitment Fair January 2019

Our first Volunteer Recruitment Fair of the year took place this weekend, in order to let members of the public know about the wide variety of volunteering opportunities available in…

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Video – North Tyneside VCS: 2018 successes & 2019 ambitions

At a recent event we asked local voluntary and community organisations to share their successes from 2018 and ambitions for 2019. This is what they told us…

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Survey – VCS and the higher education sector

VODA is working with Newcastle University to explore ways in which the voluntary sector could benefit from a closer relationship with higher education establishments. We know that some organisations already…

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Sector Connector Offers of the Month: February 2019

Carney Consulting Ltd is offering a free place for voluntary organisations on their Mental Health First Aid course which runs across the year. At a time when there is a need for voluntary…

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VODA’s AGM and Awards Presentation 2018

          Our Annual General Meeting and awards presentation took place on Wednesday 28 November at YMCA North Tyneside. As well as a presentation of VODA’s latest…

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VODA Award Winners 2018!

We are delighted to share the stories of our award winners for 2018, who were presented with their prizes at our recent AGM by Chairman of North Tyneside, Cllr Tommy…

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#iwill Week Case Study: Hannah Gray

Hannah was referred to VODA over 18 months ago through the Talent Match programme, when she took part in projects around improving employability through volunteering, and around community arts. Keen…

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VODA Blog: Trustees are volunteers too

      As part of this year’s Trustees’ Week, our Core Services Manager, Keith Hardy, blogs about the importance of the often-overlooked voluntary role: “It’s an often overlooked fact…

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Is your organisation in good ‘health’?

        Good governance is a vital part of how voluntary and community sector organisations operate and are held accountable for what they do. Any Improvements you put in…

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