On this page you can find links to:
- Northumberland VCS organisations
- Regional and national VCS organisations
- Northumberland Town and Parish Councils
To be added to the list please contact us.
Northumberland VCS Organisations
Community Action Northumberland (CAN) – One of 38 Rural Community Councils across England which operate as a network under the umbrella of our national body ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England). The voice of rural communities in Northumberland supported by the wealth of evidence and intelligence on rural matters collected from the 38 members.
Community and Voluntary Action Blyth Valley (CVA Blyth Valley) – Serves, facilitates and benefits the voluntary and community sector in Blyth, Cramlington and Seaton Valley through funding advice, information, support, guidance, training and a range of other services tailored to the needs of the individual organisation.
Federation of Northumberland Development Trusts (FONDT) – Supports and encourages the establishment of a development trust in every community throughout Northumberland and provides a united voice for community based regeneration in Northumberland, regionally, nationally and internationally through the Development Trusts Association network.
Healthwatch Northumberland – Giving users of health and social care services a powerful voice - both locally and nationally – by working with users of local health and social care services to hear about their experiences, find out about their issues or problems and helping to make sure there are improvements.
Hexham Community Partnership - The development trust serving Hexham and the surrounding communities in the Tyne Valley, Hexham Community Partnership works with the community and partners to make Hexham a vibrant, enterprising and adaptable market town for local residents, businesses and visitors.
North Northumberland Village Halls Consortium – Aims to help village and community halls serve their communities as effectively as possible to provide vital facilities for social, recreational and cultural activity throughout North Northumberland.
North Northumberland Voluntary Forum – Acts as a voice for local voluntary sector organisations and , through its annual awards ceremony, provides an outlet for the feelings of pride that local people have in their own voluntary activities, and those of their fellow citizens.
Northumberland Community Development Network (NCDN) – Supports people who are active in community development in Northumberland, whether they are users of services, local volunteers, unpaid community leaders or professionals working in and with communities.
Northumberland Community Voluntary Action (Northumberland CVA) - Delivers a range of both generic and specialist services, offering information, support and advice to voluntary and community groups throughout Northumberland. Services include group development, funding advice, support for volunteer-involving organisations, training, as well as payroll and accountancy services.
VoiCeS Northumberland – Support for third sector organisations and groups to achieve positive outcomes for all children and young people in Northumberland by providing a voice for the sector, sharing information and knowledge and strengthening and building capacity.
West Northumberland Community Buildings Consortium – Aims to help village and community halls serve their communities as effectively as possible to provide vital facilities for social, recreational and cultural activity throughout West Northumberland.
Regional and National Organisations
Adapt (North East) – Aims to improve the quality of life of disabled people in the North East of England, who have sensory, physical and learning disabilities, or mental health problems, as well as people who are disadvantaged in being able to access services because they live in a rural location.
Locality - A national network of inspiring, ambitious and dedicated community-led organisations and associate members to inspire local communities to change and improve
National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) – A national voice for local support and development organisations in England.
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) – Champions the voluntary sector and volunteering by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations, from the smallest community groups to the largest charities.
Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East (VONNE) – A support body for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the North East of England.
Northumberland Town & Parish Councils
Not all of Northumberland's town and parish councils have a website. Alternative information and contact details on all the town and parish councils in the county is available on Northumberland County Council website.