Information and intelligence

EU Exit Implementation Group

Through our membership of the EU Exit Implementation Group, the North East VCSE sector’s voice has been heard in national conversations around Brexit and its impact, and we're now working to help the sector prepare successfully for a full and final exit from the EU.

EU funding

We advocate for the sector’s concerns and priorities in the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the proposed replacement for European structural funding, working to influence its design and delivery for the benefit of North East communities.

Tees Valley Combined Authority

We lead on engagement with Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA), working in partnership with Tees Valley Local Infrastructure Organisations and other sector representatives. This work has led to the establishment of a Tees Valley VCSE Economic Growth and Inclusion Working Group.

Employment and skills

Within the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NE LEP) area we represent the sector on:

  • North East Employment and Skills Advisory Panel
  • Employment Inclusion and Progressions Steering Group
  • VCSE Employment, Inclusion and Skills Focus Group

Our partnership with Clinks ensures the voluntary sector in the North East is kept up to date with changes to criminal justice policy and provides the opportunity for a North East voice in Clinks' policy responses.

Informing the sector

We inform the sector about the issues impacting it through our various ebulletins, which are sent to more than 10,000 subscribers.

We also provide intelligence on the North East sector to partners and stakeholders.

Sources of support

Local Infrastructure Organisations are a vital source of support to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the North East and we have a directory to help you find your nearest one.

Get involved, become a member