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Networking and Engagement

GVOC ensures the engagement with communities and organisations in consultations on key decisions throughout the year. Examples of consultations carried out by GVOC include:

  • Consultation with communities and the VCS Gateshead Council budget process
  • Consultation with communities on the Land of Oak and Iron partnership work
  • Consultation with communities to lead the development of Gateshead Communities Together Strategy

GVOC provides a range of opportunities for the voluntary and community organisations in Gateshead to communicate, network and collaborate with each other to maximise the impact of their work. GVOC deliver this through convening regular forums and organising events throughout the year. Opportunities to share information include:

  • GVOC maintains the OurGateshead website
  • GVOC News you can use monthly e-bulletin

Regular opportunities to network convened by GVOC include:

  • Gateshead Community Network
  • Gateshead Junior Network
  • Gateshead Advocay Information Network (GAIN)
  • Voluntary Sector Health and Wellbeing Forum
  • Chief Officers Forum
  • Gateshead Voluntary Sector Consortium (Gateshead Commissioning Exchange)
  • Voluntary Sector Mental Health Group
  • Gateshead Volunteering Network
  • Voluntary Sector Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Group

If you would like to join one of these forums please contact

If you have an idea for an event which GVOC should deliver please contact