Welcome to Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency
In order for local groups to deliver their services effectively, Voluntary Sector Local Development Agencies have been established throughout the country to provide support and advice. In Hartlepool this work is undertaken by Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency (HVDA).
Through HVDA groups are able to access appropriate advice and information on a wide range of issues from charitable status, to managing a group, raising funds or developing meaningful partnerships with other agencies. With this help, groups can flourish and expand their services and/or activities to the community. HVDA encourages voluntary action in a number of ways:
Working with volunteers.
Supporting and developing voluntary and community organisations including access to funding.
Building links between voluntary organisations and developing partnerships with other agencies.
Promoting the role and value of the voluntary sector.
To download our 'Welcome to HVDA' document please click here. The document also gives details on what you can expect from HVDA and how you can help to improve the services offered by us.
In 2012/13 HVDA:
Provided support for a total of 563 volunteers
Provided a range of capacity building support to 252 VCS groups
Disbursed grants to projects undertaken by 44 VCS groups totalling £178,832
Helped 37 VCS groups to access £194,582 in funding from external bodies
Supported the involvement of 780 residents in local decision making via Healthwatch and 50+ Forum.
Hartlepool & Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has made available grant funding for projects which meet the following criteria:
· Reducing avoidable adult and paediatric admissions - asthma, lower respiratory tract infections, diabetes and epilepsy for the under 19s
· Supporting Discharge – befriending, addressing isolation and loneliness.
If you believe that you have a project that can meet one or both of the above criteria then please complete the CCG application form which can be found here.
Completed application forms need to be returned to HVDA by Friday 11th September 2015.
If you have any queries please contact Jimmy McKenna on 01429 262641.
A new round of the European Social Fund (ESF) will include support for projects that tackle poverty and improve social inclusion. The Big Lottery Fund is planning to match this funding with Lottery money from 2015 so that they can double the impact or scope of projects and give a more straightforward route to European funding for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.
Tees Valley Rural Community Council are holding a series of surgeries throughout the Tees Valley for organisations who wish to become delivery partners with them. For further details and dates, times and venues please click here.
For further information on how The Big Lottery intends to take the BBO programme forward just click on the following link: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/england/building-better-opportunities Downloadable documents can be found at the bottom of the linked page.