Tees Valley
Rural Action

Tees Valley Rural Action offers a wide range of advice and support to voluntary and community groups in the rural area of the Tees Valley

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Our aim is to promote inclusion and equality by working towards the social, economic and environmental well-being of rural communities in the Tees Valley.

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Helping our local community

By Raising the Rural Voice we aim to enable and encourage people to develop their rural communities, working towards a sustainable future.

TVRA’s aim is to promote inclusion and equality by working towards improving the social, economic and environmental well being of rural communities within the Tees Valley, from Advice and Information, Community Action and our Community Transport .

About Us

What We Do

Raising the rural voice

Advice & Information

TVRA offer free and impartial advice - speak to us today to see how we can help.

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Community Action

We help raise awareness of important rural issues giving your local community a voice.

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Community Transport

We provide vital transport to the elderly, isolated and all community groups.

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Meet The Team

Our specially trained staff are here to help

Rita Lawson

Chief Executive

Janice McColm

Rural Development Manager

Julie Thornton

Head of Business Development

Val Johnston


Sam Harland

East Cleveland Development Officer

Latest News

Stay up-to-date with local news and events

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Job Advert – Deadline Extended – East Cleveland Community Development Officer – TVRA

June 29th, 2023

Deadline Extended – East Cleveland Community Development Officer Role “Are you driven by community strength and delivery and have an interest or experience in making […]

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VCO Training – Writing Better Funding Applications and Evaluate Projects

February 20th, 2023

This is a programme of training and information sessions for voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) working in or across Cleveland who can support people affected […]

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East Cleveland Good Neighbours Big Local- Soup Funding Event

February 16th, 2023

Calling all East Cleveland Community Groups East Cleveland Good Neighbours Big Local are sending a warm invite for community groups to come along to our […]

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February 13th, 2023

Redcar and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency, in partnership with Tees Valley Rural Action is delighted to announce the opening of the Redcar and Cleveland Staying […]

“Your volunteer driver, was fabulous with staff, carers and clients – very friendly and helpful when assisting people onto the bus with the wheelchairs”

Groundwork North East

“We hold the invaluable bus service close to our heart. It has changed so many lives to the elderly people who look forward to getting out of the village”

Sadberge Day Trippers

“Many thanks for the generous gift we received from the “Our Community Matters” project team recently. It was such a lovely surprise and totally unexpected. Voluntary work brings rewards of its own, not least in making us feel that we are still contributing something to the communities we live in. Knowing it is appreciated by those who live and work in the communities is a real bonus! We hope that TVRA will continue to be able to offer it’s much needed support and assistance to these communities.”


“Excellent friendly service from start to finish, easy to register and great value for money. The community use mini bus arrived at the agreed time and place and our volunteer driver  (Alex) was amazing. I would highly recommend TVRA and we at Kids Kabin will certainly be using the service again” Sue McBride – Project Manager

Kids Kabin