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At the heart of voluntary and community action in Newcastle and Gateshead, we want to improve the quality of life across the region and work towards a fairer future for all. A photo from our funding fare 2019


How do we do this?

At the heart of voluntary and community action for 90 years, we are immersed and rooted in the North East.
We work collectively and inclusively to connect, grow and strengthen our society. We are warm and approachable, and we create opportunities to exchange ideas, learn from and empower one another.

We understand from our own experiences the challenges people face. We truly value people and we won't judge or dictate.
Leading independently and side by side with our communities and partners, we share our resources, skills and expertise to enable people to take meaningful action.

Courageous, resourceful and determined, we will challenge unfairness and ask difficult questions.
Working effectively and accountably to instil confidence. We aim to become stronger and more sustainable to inspire positive and lasting change throughout our community

We believe that diversity should be celebrated and valued, and everyone deserves equality.
Working towards a fairer future for all, we won't stand still. By making an impact on causes big and small, we want to improve the quality of life across the region.

From individuals to organisations, we believe everyone has a right to be heard.
Trusted to listen, understand and advocate, we strive for excellence. We’re open and honest, we stick by people and give our support to ensure their voices are heard.

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Latest News

  • 03 April 2024
    We teamed up with our neighbours at Home Group to deliver a fantastic Strawberry Soup event on Thursday 28 March here at One Strawberry Lane. This was the first Strawberry Soup event of the year. Strawberry Soup is a fun and unique networking event which brings together charitable organisations and businesses from across the North East to see charities pitch for funding. Attendees learn about the work of the charities and vote for their winner, each of which has a chance at taking away their share of a £2,000 prize pot. The March event saw three VCSE organisations take to the stage, and it was great to see Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland take first prize. Congratulations also to the two other very deserving organisations, Here4Horses and NetWORK NotWORK CIC, who delivered excellent presentations.
  • 20 March 2024
    We are pleased to share our new Sector Snapshots for 2023! This year, we have published three separate Sector Snapshots, with dedicated documents for Newcastle, Gateshead and the North of Tyne area. Our Sector Snapshots are easy-to-digest infographic reports offering an insight into the size and impact of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector across Newcastle, Gateshead and the North of Tyne. As well as details of the income and value of VCSE organisations across the area, you can also see how many staff and volunteers there are working in the VCSE in each area.
  • 28 February 2024
    We are delighted to launch this new report, 'Mental Health Needs of People Seeking Asylum and Refugees', which was developed in partnership with The Comfrey Project, Gateshead Wellbeing Champions, Gateshead Community Bridge Builders, and Connected Voice's Haref team. This work was funded and made possible by the Gateshead Community Mental Health Transformation Grants. This report is aimed primarily at professionals in the health and social care sector, and we hope for it to be used to facilitate dialogue between those accessing services and those providing services.

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The front cover of Connected Magazine Winter 2023
Key Findings: Our Winter 2023 issue of Connected Voice Magazine is all about The Power of Partnership.
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Amidst growing concerns around the Cost of Living Crisis, our team began to compile a list of resources and where to find help to share with the Connected Voice staff.
Front cover of Connected Voice Autumn Magazine 2022
Key Findings: This issue focuses on the cost of living crisis.

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