Networks

Our Support and Development team facilitate a number of Networks for local voluntary and community organisations. If you're looking for information about the Haref Network (focused on health equality for ethnically minoritised communities) this can be found in the Haref section of our website.

 

Gateshead Youth and Community Network

The Gateshead Youth and Community Network exists for all members of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector and those who help with the running of youth services and projects in the Gateshead area.

Aims:

  • Developing an effective network where members share learning, skills, information, experiences and resources which young people in Gateshead will benefit from accessing. 
  • Supporting one another, building relationships and collaborating
  • Ensuring the engagement of the widest possible range of voice, with a commitment to learning from one another
  • Funding support and advice from funders

For more information and to join, email Francesca.Morland@connectedvoice.org.uk 

 

Newcastle and Gateshead Women and Girl's Network

The Newcastle and Gateshead Women and Girl's Network provides a safe space for all female members of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector who help with the running of services and projects exclusively for women and girls in the Newcastle and Gateshead area.

Aims:

  • Developing an effective network to share learning, skills, information, experiences and resources which women and girls may benefit from accessing
  • Supporting one another, building relationships and collaborating
  • Funding support and advice from funders

For more information and to join, email Beth.Reeves@connectedvoice.org.uk

NEW! VCSE Health and Wellbeing Networks

We will be running events throughout the year for the VCSE in Newcastle and Gateshead on the theme of health and wellbeing, including current information about health service delivery and local updates about the Integrated Care Boards (NHS). We’ll work with VONNE to feed in relevant information from the wider regional VCSE involvement structures.

The aim of these events will be to give the VCSE a stronger voice in the health system at a place based level, and look at key issues of concern and health information to support VCSE delivery.

We will run separate networks for Newcastle and Gateshead.  The Newcastle events will also cover issues of social prescribing for the VCSE sector. The Gateshead events will link to the Gateshead VCSE Health Alliance.

There will be 3 Newcastle events per year and 3 Gateshead events per year. Sign up to our Health and Wellbeing Bulletin for updates on future meetings here:Sign up newsletters

Networking events

We also run six themed Networking Events a year, each on a specific topical theme, bringing the local VCSE together, to share information and connect with each other. These are open to any organisation serving Newcastle and Gateshead. Visit our training and events page to find out more.