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Mayoral Combined Authorities - what do they mean for the VCSE sector?

With the recent North East Mayoral elections bringing new powers to the North East, our most recent Gold and Silver CEO peer network was the perfect…

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Health and Wellbeing

How can arts and culture help improve health and wellbeing?

Marking Creativity and Wellbeing Week, our Health Partnerships Strategic Manager, Richard Boggie, shares some thoughts about the role of arts and…

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Exploring nature for mental health and wellbeing

This week (13th – 19th May 2024) is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is ‘Moving more for mental health’. Our Communications and Marketing…

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Health and Wellbeing

Building collaboration between VCSE and research sectors

In her role as VCSE Research Partnerships Coordinator at VONNE, Greta Brunskill has been driving greater collaboration between the VCSE and…

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Labour Candidate Kim McGuinness elected as North East Combined Authority mayor

In last week's election, Kim McGuinness was elected as first mayor of the newly formed North East Combined Authority (NECA). The combined authority…

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Bon Voyage, Georgia!

This week we’re sadly saying bon voyage to Georgia Goncalves as she leaves us to embark on a fantastic adventure! After 3 years at VONNE, Georgia has…

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Key takeaways from the VCSE mayoral hustings

Later this week, people across the North East will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred mayoral candidate for the newly formed North East…

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Hustings Event Brings North East VCSE Sector to the focus of NECA Mayoral Election

Over 200 representatives from the North East Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector attended an event to hear North East Combined…

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Health and Wellbeing

Meet Anna McLaren, VONNE’s new Health Champions Programme Manager

Anna joined VONNE in February to coordinate the development of a regional programme of Health Champion activity across the North East and North…

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Better work in the North East - the campaign to make Newcastle a Living Wage City

Last week the Living Wage Foundation held an event with leading employers from across the city to celebrate the official launch of the action plan to…

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The end of an era

Following the sale of Mea House, VONNE will be moving offices soon. Sadly, this means that our Mea House Coordination and Development Support Officer…

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Health and Wellbeing

Advocating for Creative Health Programmes

In this blog, Alice Thwaite shares her thoughts on the place of creative health in tackling health inequalities.I’m the Creative Health Associate for…

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