Our services are open to all voluntary and community organisations in Middlesbrough, regardless of whether they are members. Many of our services are free; some are subject to a small charge to cover costs.
We want our services to be accessible to any community group that needs them, so please contact us to discuss any particular needs.
Independent evaluation rates support for VCOs as outstanding
Our development services have been praised in an evaluation of a three-year project, led by MVDA and resourced by the Big Lottery Fund, to improve support for VCOs across Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland.
The evaluation notes the project’s success in delivering on all the intended outcomes and identifies benefits to local people and public sector agencies as well as to frontline VCOs. In the context of major external challenges, including the economic downturn, changes in public policy and threats to the partners’ survival, the report highlights “a level of excellence of service and support that is genuinely remarkable in the circumstances.”
- Evaluation summary August 2012