VONNE’s mission is to support the development and sustainability of a strong, effective and well governed VCSE community and promote engagement, involvement and collaboration with the sector as a valued partner. We do this partly through the development and delivery of our projects and partnerships.
We identify the needs of the sector by listening to our members, stakeholders and partners, engaging in networks, and conducting research. Our approach enables us to build strong, thematic projects that are designed to inspire, inform and engage organisations across our region and beyond. This foundational work allows us to influence wider policy-making and in turn help to secure funding for the sector.
Below you will find a summary of our current projects and partnerships. If you are interested in working with us, or you would like to discuss a project or partnership in more detail, please get in touch.
Digital Pathfinders helps organisations in the North of Tyne build their digital skills and overcome technological challenges. Expert consultants provide events, workshops and one-to-one support to help participants become more sustainable and resilient by adopting good digital practice and emerging technologies.
Going Green Together supports VCSE organisations in the North East and Cumbria to reach Net Zero and work towards a fairer, greener future. The project offers a wealth of opportunities and resources, including the dedicated Going Green Together website – a hub for practical environmental resources – and Become Green Together, an accessible and comprehensive 12-month support programme to make your organisation environmentally sustainable.
Local Access Redcar & Cleveland and Hartlepool (LARCH) nurtures and encourages the creation and growth of social enterprises and charities, to tackle local issues, strengthen communities and build a thriving social economy in Redcar & Cleveland and Hartlepool. Our ambitious plans will achieve this through working with local people who want to tackle social issues, while developing sustainable social enterprises.
VONNE has a collaborative partnership with the Mea Trust, who manage the Mea House building in which we have our offices, to build a community among the organisations based in the building and establish Mea House as a VCSE hub for the North East region. The activities and services the partnership provides includes affordable room hire in an accessible, city-centre location.
Our Projects Team are on hand to talk you through our projects, partnerships and networks in more detail. Feel free to send an email to say hello!