Sector Connector aims to bring the business community of North Tyneside and local voluntary and community organisations closer together.
This page details some of the current offers made by local businesses for the support of voluntary and community sector organisations, which currently include:
- Emergency first aid at work training
- Online rebranding support
- Help with bid writing
- A free IT MOT from SolidBlueLiquid
- Trustee training sessions
- Discounted MailChimp training
- Graphic design support from Tyne Met College
- A limited number of free photography sessions
Contact us if you would like more information about these offers and how to access them.
Emergency First Aid at work course from Carney Consultancy
Carney Consultancy is running a one-day accredited Emergency First Aid at Work course at their premises in North Shields on 26 November 2019. The course normally costs £75+VAT per person, but Carney has up to four spaces on the course that it is offering free of charge to voluntary and community organisations, on a first come first served basis. If you would like a free place on the course, let us know by 20 November to book your place Please contact Ian Dodds.
Rebranding online support from Whiteacres Design
Thinking about rebranding? Whiteacres Design is offering up to five free spaces in the BrandSuccessClub.co.uk for a voluntary or community organisation who want to DIY their brand but need some expert support in an online, group environment. Membership will help voluntary or community organisations to improve their brand image through online tutorials and will also enable them to ask for feedback on whatever they are doing within the Brand Success Facebook group. Whiteacres is also offering free telephone consultations for voluntary organisations who are considering branding/re-branding. If you’re interested, please contact Ian Dodds.
UberElla enterprise and bid writing support
UberElla, which hosts one of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s Enterprise Advisers, is offering some pro bono enterprise support, coaching and bid writing expertise for small and micro voluntary organisations. As part of this, they are able to offer some time-limited 1 to 1 support for chief officers of small VCS organisations. If you’re interested, please contact Ian Dodds.
Free IT MOT from SolidBlueLiquid
SolidBlueLiquid is offering vcs organisations a free IT MOT. There is no obligation to buy services or software, and organisations are free to make suggested amendments themselves.
The MOT will cover:
- Email security
- Software versions
- Operating System versions
- Anti Virus
- Physical security
- Network setup
- Compliance of IT with GDPR
Please contact us for more information.
Tait Walker trustee sessions
Calling all trustee boards that feel they want to know more about what to look for when discussing accounts or the finances of the organisation. Simon Brown from Tait Walker is offering to meet with trustee boards from October to answer any questions in an informal atmosphere about balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and trustees duties. If you and your trustees are interested in these free sessions, contact us to book a date.
For You Photography
For You Photography is keen to support voluntary and community organisations in North Tyneside and is offering a limited number of free photographic sessions throughout the year for voluntary and community organisations. If you are interested in this offer, please contact Ian Dodds.
In addition, For You Photography is offering the voluntary and community sector 20% discount on its normal prices for photographic commissions. Read more here. If you’re interested in finding out more about Sector Connector and how it might support your organisation, get in touch.
Sector Connector Workshops
As part of Sector Connector, a number of businesses volunteer to deliver free workshops on a range of topics that may be beneficial to the voluntary and community sector. As such, if there are any particular topics or business skills that you think your organisation might benefit from and that could be the subject of a future Sector Connector workshop, please get in touch with Ian Dodds.