Welcome to Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency

HVDA's Work

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.

From 1986 to 2016 HVDA:

  • Provided advice and guidance to 9,787 adult volunteers (326 per year)
  • Provided advice and guidance to 3,397 young volunteers (261 per year from 2000 to 2012)
  • Provided advice and guidance to 232 VCS groups each year
  • Distributed £3,984,322 of grants to VCS groups
  • Helped VCS groups to access £7,382,141 in funding from external bodies (£246,071 per year)
  • Influenced Statutory Bodies to fund local VCS groups totalling £24 million
  • Provided a Straight Through Money service since 2004, holding funds on behalf of VCS groups totalling £467,077, which has benefited an average of 24 groups per year








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