Statement of Independence

Connected Voice receives funding from statutory bodies and charitable trusts to run projects, provide services, support forums and engagement activities, carry out research and contribute towards the general running costs. It also raises funds through trading and providing services. As a long-established charity, Connected Voice will maintain its independence and will ensure that any decisions about the employment of staff and the work of the organisation complies with the aims, objectives and values of the organisation. Connected Voice will not be influenced in its decision making by funders’ interventions. Strategic direction and overall policy is agreed by our board of trustees, who are openly elected from the membership and have fixed terms of office. 

Connected Voice is registered charity (number 1125877) and a company limited by guarantee (number 6681475). We are governed by trustees who are nominated and elected by our members. We have over 750 members from all sections of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Newcastle and Gateshead. You can see all our members on the online database.

Connected Voice is a member of NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) and NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) and other national organisations as we believe it is important to share information, disseminate good practice and influence decision-making that affects our sector.

Connected Voice was set up in 1929, and we have worked to make a real difference to the people and communities of Newcastle and Gateshead.