We support, promote and develop voluntary and community action in Middlesbrough.


We advertise events and training of interest to clients, staff and volunteers of voluntary organisations in Middlesbrough.  We can advertise your event or training on our website for free.

Befriending services in Middlesbrough

6 September 2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

A workshop for for voluntary and community organisations that currently provide befriending or buddying services in Middlesbrough.

Together, we will explore:

  • What is available locally for those who require a befriending or buddying service
  • Volunteers and their role in service delivery
  • Demands and capacity within organisations
  • Opportunities for collaboration and sharing experiences

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Ageing Better Middlesbrough Story Telling

7 September 2017 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

We are helping people in Middlesbrough tackle complex issues and engage with their families, friends and neighbours.

Listen to our stories and let us share with you what we have learned – that small changes have the biggest impact, how co-production is challenging but worthwhile and that cake really does make a difference.


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Find a Funder, the launch

14 September 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for the launch of the new online funding search tool Find a Funder brought to you by Middlesbrough Council and MVDA.
To celebrate the launch, we are hosting an information and training session for VCOs working in Middlesbrough on how to write a successful funding application.


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Shaping a youth offer for Middlesbrough

25 September 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Middlesbrough Council and MVDA are seeking to understand what young people want, value and need in a Middlesbrough youth offer.  This workshop will provide representatives from VCOs with an opportunity to influence the future of young people’s provision in Middlesbrough.


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Procurement of Cleveland SARC and ISVA Service 2018

28 September 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Cleveland Safer Future Communities Network on behalf of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

This event is to give information to those who are interested in find out about the service specification for Cleveland Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) and Independent Sexual Violence Advocate/advisors (ISVA) services to be procured from 2018.

A prior information notice is available on the link below and the full service specifications will be issued early in September.


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