Our project providing pro-bono experts who work with groups over several months to help address challenges and opportunities, embed new practices and think afresh. Organisations that take part get to network and share ideas at our alumni events. Areas in which Community Ventures can help include:
Community Ventures partners act as critical friends. They won’t do the work for you, so you need to be ready, willing and able to commit significant amounts of your own time. It will be worth it!
To express an interest in receiving support from Community Ventures, download and complete the form below.
We bring together bodies facilitating cross-sector support to better promote to people and organisations the pathways available to give or benefit from expert skills. The group includes Business in the Community, Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, County Durham Community Foundation, Cranfield Trust, Office for Civil Society, Pilotlight, Sector Connector (North Tyneside Voda), SkillsBridge and VONNE, There is a dedicated website here.
We match people with relevant skills who are looking for trustee positions with organisations looking for trustees. Use our downloadable forms to register your interest in becoming a trustee or to register your need for one or more new trustees.
A programme we created with Mark Butcher Associates to provide high quality but low cost training to support greater sustainability for ‘mid-range’ charities and community groups. There is a dedicated website here.
Brokered by us and other partners in the region we have brought CASS Business School’s Building Better Governance programme to the region running courses in Tees Valley and Newcastle. It will run again in Autumn 2017. Please sign up to our newsletter for an announcement.
Run from Newcastle University’s Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise with support from us to facilitate collaboration and support among leaders of social change. The network hosts quarterly events where leaders hear from speakers, meet one another and collaborate. You can sign up and find out more here.
Many voluntary organisations own or manage property and with asset transfers this is set to increase. We are working with the Ethical Property Foundation to bring their expert workshops to the region but also to publicise their property advice service. You can find out about their 2017-19 National Programme for Property Education here.