Representing the sector

VONNE represents the Voluntary Sector on a number of regional bodies, charities and forums:

  • Northern Clinical Senate
  • North East Combined Authority Employability, Inclusion and Skills Steering Group
  • North East LEP Employment & Skills Board
  • North East LEP area European Structural and Investment Funds Sub-Committee
  • Newcastle University Institute for Social Renewal Advisory Board
  • NE & Cumbria Transforming Care for People with Learning Disabilities Board
  • Neighbourhood & Communities Strategic Overview Group Teesside, Durham, Darlington, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby (DDTHRW) STP
  • Health Education England's Local Workforce Action Board
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and North Durham (NTW&ND) STP Neighbourhoods and Communities Working Group
  • The Prevention work stream group ( NTW&ND STP and DDTHRW STP)
  • FUSE Centre Strategy Board
  • Northern Local Offender Partnership Board
  • Multiple Needs and Exclusion Forum
  • North East Child Poverty Commission
  • Ways to Wellness Board
  • Greggs Foundation Board
  • Talent Match NE Programme Board
  • LA7 ESF/SFA Community Grants Programme Board
  • ITV Diversity Panel

VONNE also represents the Voluntary Sector on the following national advisory networks:

  • VCSE Review Advisory Group
  • ESIF Growth Programme Board

Working together

We facilitate strategic liaison meetings between the sector and stakeholders regionally and nationally.

This includes developing relationships with the Local Enterprise Partnerships, the newly formed North East Combined Authority, Police and Crime Commissioners, Association of North East Councils, Federation of Small Businesses, North East Chamber of Commerce, Department of Climate Change, Department of Work and Pensions, NHS England & Public Health England North East Centres, Cabinet Office and Office for Civil Society.