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.

Hidden Sentence online (ZOOM) awareness training

26 January 2021 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Are you interested in reducing reoffending? Are you working with children and families in the community? Does your work include improving outcomes for children or families?

Hidden Sentence awareness sessions are for any employees or volunteers whose work brings them into contact with families of prisoners, including health professionals, probation/CRC staff, school staff, child care providers, social workers, youth workers, play workers, local authority staff or community/voluntary workers.


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LocalMotion – creating a shared ambition for local change

27 January 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

LocalMotion is a collaboration of six funders who would like to work with people and organisations in six places across England and Wales, including Middlesbrough, to create long term systemic change.


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Virtual Visitors Voice meetings 2021 - book now!

27 January 2021 - 10:00am to 28 February 2021 - 12:00pm

Friends and families of prisoners in north east prisons are invited to join upcoming virtual Visitors Voice group meetings, organised by Nepacs, taking place for each prison in the north east.

There will be one session per prison taking place via Zoom - lasting 1 hour in total. 

The aim of the groups is to give anyone with a loved one in a north east prison a 'voice'.

Anyone who attends will have the chance to:


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Find a Funder Workshop

1 February 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

10am Monday 1 February 2021

MVDA and Middlesbrough Council are running workshops to help voluntary and commuity groups to get the best out of Find a Funder, the website that lets you search for funding available in the Middlesbrough area.

John Atkinson from MVDA and Sharon Barker from Middlesbough Council will help you to understand how the site works and will provide tips on how to make good funding applications.


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Listening support training (virtual)

3 February 2021 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

In all aspects of life we are asked to listen to others and communicate in response, but how effective are we at doing this?

Listening support skills training sessions are for anyone who wants to improve their awareness and skills around listening and communicating with others both in a personal or professional capacity.

This 2.5 hours training session will give you an awareness of what it means to truly listen to others and the skills that are involved in doing this. This will then lead to being more effective in communication generally.



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