Newcastle CVS was a member of the Pentagon Partnership Executive. Pentagon Partnership was a strategic consortium for Tyne and Wear's voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.
The funded activity for Pentagon Partnership came to an end in June 2013, meaning that Pentagon Partnership is not currently active. However we recognise the importance of being able to work in partnership with other infrastructure organisations under the Pentagon banner, therefore we have taken the decision not to formally close the partnership. As opportunities come up for work at a Tyne and Wear level in future, you may well see the revival of Pentagon Partnership projects and activities.
The Skills and Performance Focus Group, set up by Pentagon to improve engagement between the North East Local Enterprise partnership (NELEP) and the third sector will still exist, however it will now be a self servicing group, with a basic secretariat provided by VONNE f. We would encourage any organisations delivering employment and skills activity to join the group, which you can now do by contacting VONNE on 0191 233 2000.
Involve North East
Newcastle CVS works with Involve North East (formerly Community Action on Health) to provide support to the Newcastle Local Involvement Network (LINk). Newcastle CVS employs the LINk Project Manager, the LINk Information Support Officer and the LINk Volunteer Support Officer. Involve North East employs the LINk Outreach Officer. This team of staff provide the host support to the voluntary members of Newcastle LINk and its Executive Committee. This project is funded until March 2013.
Newcastle CVS led on the Big Lottery BASIS project for supporting infrastructure in Tyne and Wear. The project lasted for three years from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2012 and it focused on the core services that infrastructure provides in Tyne and Wear.
An evaluation of the work is available from Newcastle CVS
The project had 7 partners, the lead organisation being Newcastle CVS. They were:
Note – VODA hosted the equalities work within this project, delivered by the Black Minority Ethnic Community Organisations Network (BECON)
We are still developing this webpage and will be listing more of our partners in the near future