Sector Connector

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Sector Connector is all about bringing together local community organisations with businesses that work in the borough, for mutual benefit.


Funded by North Tyneside Council, Sector Connector is all about bringing businesses together with the local community. VODA works to broker support from businesses, which could include the donation of time and skills (volunteering) or take the form of businesses offering goods, services and facilities to the voluntary sector on a discounted or donated basis.

So far the project has engaged with over 20 businesses and supported more than 40 voluntary organisations in areas such as marketing and communications, web design, quality assurance and human resources. Some companies have delivered workshop sessions as part of the project, and some have offered one-to-one support to individual voluntary organisations.

How it works

West Moor Residents Association were looking for help with their branding and design of a logo. Sector Connector were able to put them in touch with Capita who kindly offered their expertise free of charge. Watch how they helped here:

Other examples of how Sector Connector works:

  • Proctor & Gamble staff held a staff volunteering activity at Tynemouth Blind Welfare Society
  • Balfour Beatty Workplace funded local young people to participate in the NCS summer programme
  • Ethical HR attended a North Tyneside Volunteer Network meeting to share research findings on volunteer motivations
  • Tyne Met College students from the Creative Studios produced new logos for Northern Oak Credit Union
  • yourPrintDepartment held a series of free workshops for community groups on printing and design
  • John Edward Web Design provided a website for mental wellbeing support group CAMEO

Employee Volunteering

Could your project or organisation use the help of a group of volunteers for a one-off activity, such as gardening or decorating? We have a number of companies and businesses whose staff want to take part in such activities - read more here.

Get Involved

If you are a local business and would like to get involved with the project, or you are a community group or voluntary organisation that could use this kind of help, please contact Ian Dougall on 0191 643 2638 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

For more information about Sector Connector or to get involved, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at VODA on 0191 643 2638.