Proud to be part of National Lottery Community Fund’s new infrastructure programme

We’re pleased to announce our successful bid to the National Lottery Community Fund’s new infrastructure programme, made possible thanks to players of the National Lottery.

The programme offers a package of funding, combined with expert coaching and support from a design lab, to support organisational design and renewal.

We’re using it as an opportunity to look at using the data we hold to identify potential improvements we can make for our members.

Carol Botten, our Chief Executive said: “This funding is allowing us to develop and embed improvements in our use of data and – crucially – share our experiences and learning with the North East VCSE sector.

“Data was always an area we wanted to focus on but never had the time or capacity to give it the attention it deserves. This funding enables us to do just that and will make a huge difference to our long-term sustainability, and the service we can offer to our members.

“We represent more than 1,200 member charities, voluntary organisations and community groups from across the region, from very small volunteer groups up to multi-million-pound charities and everything in between. 

“Through improving our understanding and use of the data we hold, we can strengthen our offer to the VCSE sector and share our learnings to benefit all members.”

Further information is available on the National Lottery Community Fund’s website.