Welcome to Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency
North Star Housing Group are offering grants of up to £2,500 to community and voluntary organisations in Hartlepool. Grants will be awarded to projects that focus on children and young people, employability and poverty relief; however, the panel will consider any project that makes a real difference to the community.
The deadline for applications is 15th December 2013.
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.
Over the last 25 years (from November 1986 to March 2011) HVDA has:
Provided support for a total of 7,772 adult volunteers
- Provided support for a total of 3,202 young volunteers (16-25)
- Provided a range of capacity building support to an average 290 VCS groups per year
- Disbursed grants to projects undertaken by VCS groups totalling £2,983,878
- Helped VCS groups to access £6,396,609 in funding from external bodies.