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The next meeting of HealthNet will take place at Quaker House, Roker Avenue, Roker, Sunderland. For all Health and Social care VCSE organisation operating and based in Sunderland. As this meeting is the last meeting of the year, all members are invite to bring and share lunch for the closure of the meeting. 

The presentation at the meeting is on Spectrum Sunderland, a cconsortium approach for third sector organsiations in Sunderland. 



The MCP is new approach to out of hospital health and care services. It has been developed to ensure that our care systems work together to meet the future needs of the local population and deliver the effective, seamless care that the people of Sunderland deserve.

We want your views

Northumberland College intend to lead a bid for Priority Axis 1: Inclusive Labour Markets funding, currently being advertised by DWP. We intend to bid to deliver across the ‘More Developed Area’ within the North East area.

In order to ensure that we are fully prepared to bid and have the necessary partnerships and information required we are now asking for Expressions of Interest from organisations that wish to be included in our proposed partnership.

Vote to help people help themselves in your community with NatWest

368 not-for-profit organisations applied for a NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund grant in England and Wales in August; 75 are now in the running to receive a funding boost of up to £35k – and they need your vote to help make their community projects happen.

Great News - government has approved Sunderland’s funding application for £3.05m of European Funding from its Community Led Local Development pot (CLLD). With a further £2.75m required as match funding this brings the total value of the programme to £5.8m, for activity to be delivered up until September 2022.

This event is to bring together organisations who are interested in forming partnerships to bid into the ESF Open Call in the North East LEP area - Specialist Support for Those Furthest from the Labour Market.

In the NE LEP area an ESF Open Call has been launched to fund projects focused on providing specialist, well targeted and integrated support to those with multiple barriers and complex needs in the North East LEP area.

The call is for projects to deliver one or more of three strands of activities:

Here at VCAS we are well aware of the fantastic work that community groups, voluntary organisations and charities carry out in Sunderland. Now we want to see that work in action. We would love to see your images on the theme of ‘Voluntary and Community Action’ - anything from events you gave held in the community, to picture of your volunteers in action or from trips and outings you’ve organised.

Small Grants

£90,000 has been allocated to the small grants programme which is being delivered by VCAS. Grants range from £250 - £1000 and organisations must be based and operate on the North side of the city, they also have to spend their grant within a 12 month period. 

Funding Theme

The local Community Fund is now open for applications, you'll need to be quick as the deadline is 8th August - Apply now at


Sunderland Cardiac Support Group is in the finals of The National Lottery Awards 2017


Voting has started for the National Lottery Awards 2017


They are in the last seven of the Health category. Winning depends on how many votes they receive. If you and your colleagues can help in any way they would be grateful. Voting ends at midnight July 27th.  If they are successful they will receive a cheque for £5000 for their charity.