Group Development

We provide support to new and developing groups through a number of services, including establishing your group, volunteer recruitment, constitutional development, developing policies and procedures and access to web based resources. 

In addition to our core services we can provide tailored specialist support in business planning, IT support, project management and monitoring.  These additional services are chargeable.


Funding Advice

We can identify suitable sources of funding from our funding databases and directories.  We also offer advice on funding applications and distribute a fortnightly e-bulletin that contains up-to-date funding opportunites and deadline reminders.  

We organise regular funding fairs that provide an opportunity for local groups and organisations to meet on a one to one basis with funders.  In recent years we have assisted groups to access over £10m for a wide variety of projects and initiatives. In addition to our funded services we offer Advanced Funding Support which provides consultancy support on all aspects of fundraising, this is a charged for service.



Our training programme is developed throughout the year;  providing a range of training that has been requested by our members and which is tailored to the needs of the local voluntary and community sector.



We have developed comprehensive web pages on this site for both volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations to access.  These pages are regularly updated.  Find good practice resources including policies etc for organisations here, and opportunities for potential volunteers here


Payroll & Accountancy Service

We are able to provide a payroll and accountancy service for a the local voluntary and community sector.  This service is chargeable..


Re:Action Project

We support people to help retain their independence by providing a volunteering supported service, which assists those those with difficulties to access facilities and services not normally available to them.  Email our Re:Action Project Co-ordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.



We provide a number of administrative services including typing of accounts and business plans, mail–outs and event management, as well as photocopying, faxing and laminating.  This service is chargeable.



Our employability programmes provide a range of services to assist people back into employment by developing their skills, providing training and matching them with prospective employers.

In recent years the Employability Team have worked with over 1000 unemployed people with approximately 200 people moving into employment.


VCS Alliance

The Voluntary and Community Sector Alliance is administered by Northumberland CVA and is for voluntary and community sector organisations that provide activities or services in South East Northumberland.  The aim of the VCS Alliance is to strengthen and support the VCS network, by providing an opportunity for discussion and exchanging information