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  • What services are being offered?

    Our Specialist Service package includes:

    • Funding advice and support
    • Advice on the right governance structure for your organisation
    • Registering as a charity, CIO or CIC
    • Consultancy support tailored to your needs

    View our Specialist Services package, including charges

  • Are charged-for services free?

    For Newcastle CVS members there is up to 60 minutes of free consultation on a number of specific enquiries, including advice on choosing the correct legal structure for your organisation; changing legal structures; advice about policies and procedures; advice on funders and funding opportunities.

    However, charges apply to charity or CIC registration; pre-funding application checking; tailored training or facilitation packages and other specific services. For more information about our Specialist Services package contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • How do I become a Newcastle CVS member?

    Voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises based in Gateshead or delivering services in Gateshead are eligible for free association membership.

    Download a Gateshead associate membership pack

  • What will I get if my organisation signs up to become an associate member?

    Associate members will receive e-inform, our fortnightly e-bulletin with the latest news and information about funding opportunities, events and consultations, voluntary sector jobs and useful resources for voluntary and community groups in Gateshead and Newcastle. Associate members will also receive Inform, our free quarterly magazine.

    In addition associate members also receive:

    • free information briefings
    • free information, advice and guidance on starting, running and closing your organisation
    • 20% discount on the cost of advertising job vacancies on the Newcastle CVS website
    • free or discounted training opportunities
  • What training opportunities are available?

    Our training and workshop sessions are designed to provide you with the skills you need to run a successful and sustainable voluntary or community organisation or social enterprise. Topics covered include:

    • Introduction to good governance
    • Cultural Competency training
    • Introduction to roles and responsibilities for committee members and trustees
    • Introduction to running effective meetings

    We also offer bespoke training and workshop sessions to meet your needs on subjects as diverse as evidencing outcomes, outputs and impact; writing an evaluation report, running effective meetings and developing funding strategies.

    Find out more about our training programme

  • Will I have to travel to Newcastle for advice, support or training?

    No, we will gladly visit your organisation or arrange a suitable meeting space or venue in your area of Gateshead.

    You can visit us at our office but we will be holding workshops, training and events across Gateshead. If you have a venue that we can hire, contact us and let us know about it.

  • What will Newcastle CVS being doing to promote the voluntary and community sector in Gateshead?

    Voluntary and community sector organisations have a unique relationship with the communities they work with. Newcastle CVS believes it is important that the voluntary organisations have the opportunity to share their experience and expertise, to develop the capacity of the sector and to shape and influence strategies and services being delivered in Gateshead or regionally.

    We will be holding networking and themed events across Gateshead. These will cover issues important to the voluntary and community sector as well as the Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and other public sector agencies.

  • OurGateshead

    Newcastle CVS is now managing OurGateshead and we will continue to maintain and promote OurGateshead so that voluntary and community groups based in Gateshead or delivering services in the borough can continue to advertise and promote the excellent work they do.

    Visit OurGateshead

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Higham House
Higham Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8AF

Tel:      0191 232 7445
Email: information@cvsnewcastle.org.uk

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Contact us

Higham House, Higham Place,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AF


Tel:      0191 232 7445
Email: information@cvsnewcastle.org.uk