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

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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Did you know that Tees Valley Rural Action serves as the rural infrastructure organisation for East Cleveland?

July 9th, 2024

Did you know that Tees Valley Rural Action serves as the rural infrastructure organisation for East Cleveland? We need your support! As the regional Action […]

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April 23rd, 2024

In celebration of our national saint’s day, Tees Valley Rural Action and Redcar and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency are delighted to announce the return of GrantFinder for voluntary sector […]

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Rural Together 24 – East Cleveland

January 26th, 2024

Calling all community groups in East Cleveland!! On Thursday 21st March Tees Valley Rural Action will be hosting the first Rural Together event and you […]

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Get involved in Village Halls Week 2024

January 18th, 2024

This year’s Village Halls Week (18-24 March) is going green with a focus on promoting sustainability, energy efficiency and the environment. Action with Communities in […]

“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