VCO Training – Writing Better Funding Applications and Evaluate Projects

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 by, involved in, or at risk of serious violence.

These sessions are aimed at developing VCOs to develop their skills at making funding applications. The training will also cover how to showcase their work and impact through a meaningful evaluation process. The aim is to help organisations to be more successful when applying for future funding opportunities from Cleveland Unit for the Reduction of Violence (CURV).

Book your place click on the following link here

East Cleveland Good Neighbours Big Local- Soup Funding Event

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 next Soup Funding event on:

Friday 24th Feb at 12pm at Loftus Community Hub CIC

This is an opportunity for your East Cleveland groups to gain up to £500 funding, network or discover more about the new East Cleveland Good Neighbours – Big Local.  Walk away with funding for an up and coming community activity, find out on the day who has been successful. Think Dragons Den without the Dragons but a friendly group of likeminded people whose aim is to do great things in the community.
If you attended our first event please spread the word as the networking alone was beneficial.
Please see the photos below for more information about our people power event.
We will welcome you all to begin the event with a quick lunch before you use your people power to decide on the funding on the day.
Community Groups applying for funds. Your application for funds just click ➡️ here
Please apply under one theme only.
Deadline is 21st February for pitcher applications, we promise this is short and sweet.
Attendees at the event to network and use your people power to vote your event registration please click ➡️ here
Deadline is 21st February for attendee registration.
Please share with other local groups and projects.
For our People Power in Action Event. #PeoplePower #funding #eastcleveland


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 Well Fund on behalf of the Durham, Darlington and Teesside Mental Health and Learning Disability Partnership.

This is an opportunity for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations to apply for either revenue or capital funding to support new pieces of work from £2,500 to £5,000 that align to the NHS Community Mental Health Framework, which sets out its ambition and challenge to local providers to redesign and realign community mental health teams alongside primary care and voluntary sector services.

Funding is centred around the core community mental health framework principles of which we would welcome bids in line with the following ethos to support our local communities to stay well.  Funding applications will need to address one or more of the following:

  • Bids that support local communities to stay well; for example, this may include supporting individuals with conditions impacting their mental or supporting individuals who are currently in recovery.
  • Bids that enable individuals to contribute to their local communities and to become active participants.
  • Bids that support transitions between services to reduce waiting times and allow for warm transfers: actively supporting individuals to make initial links with, and access, other services where this would best meet their needs. Collaborative working across partners and organisations would be strongly welcomed.
  • Bids which promote individuals supporting their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Bids which improve quality of life especially in underrepresented groups or those with health inequalities.
  • Bids which recognise the health inequalities of local populations and underrepresented groups in either accessing services or staying well within their local communities.
  • Bids which are people-led and demonstrate that they have spoken to and involved local communities within the design of the activities the applicant is proposing.
  • Bids that show that they have drawn upon the infrastructure and strengths of the area in which they propose to work within and how the proposed work can add value.
  • Bids that lead to a reduction in social isolation.
  • Bids which provide a proactive outreach offer as well as in-reach.

The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 13thMarch 2023 and applicants will be notified by the week commencing 20th March 2023.

Download the guidance notes Staying-Well-Application-Process and you can apply by clicking here: for the online application