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Grace House are seeking a Reception Volunteer - (Hours preferably - Thursday morning 9 am - 12.30 and Thursday afternoon 12.30- 4pm )

Dear Members,

The next HealthNet meeting is scheduled forThursday 14th June at 10.00 a.m. We do  hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting where we have a presentation from IMPACT NE.

IMPACT NE, 1 Moor Terrace, Hendon, Sunderland 

If you are  a Health and Social Care VCSE organisation Based in Sunderland and would like to meet other VCSE groups and organsiations, why not come along and join in the conversation. 

VCAS ANNUAL FUNDING FAIR - Thursday 21st June 2018 -  12.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. At St David’s Community Church, Anthony Road, Farringdon,  Sunderland SR3 3EL

Bookings are now being taken for Sunderland VCSE Groups and Organisations!

VCAS hosted their annual Volunteer fair in Volunteer week, to showcase the many volunteering opportunities available throughout the city, it was an ideal opportunity for people to come and chat to lots of amazing charities who came and pitched their stalls and gave up their busy afternoons.

Last week NCVO published its latest round up of the voluntary sector, including information on: the number and nature of voluntary sector organisations, workforce, charitable-giving, and volunteering, for the year 2015/16 (the data, to be truly comprehensive, always runs at least a year behind).

You will hear a lot, locally and nationally, the next few months about Social Impact Bonds. Here is a quick guide to what they are, and the advantages and disadvantages.

Like so much innovation in fundraising, at the moment, organisations are advised to look carefully at the pros and cons of such models before investing too much time, energy and, in some cases, your own finances into them.

What is a Social Impact Bond?


Now to be held at Farringdon Community Centre, Allendale Road, Sunderland SR3 3EL

The session will commence at the same time 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 with registration 9.45. VCAS apologise for the transfer of venue. We look forward to seeing you on the day. Everyone is very much welcome.. 

For further information regarding the session, please call 01901 5651566 


INTERVENTION - SUPPORT - EDUCATION - What you need to know whilst working in the voluntary and community sector

The Illegal Money Lending Team works closely with outside agencies to generate intelligence about loan sharks in local communities, Sunderland is no different.  VCAS have arranged three local events across the City, to provide advice and information about the dangers of using loan sharks and the consequences that can follow, in addition to spread awareness of the support available to loan shark victims.

Learning Concepts Sunderland Office

Our office is open however, phone lines and internet have been interrupted by local building works. BT engineers say the earliest they can get to sort the problem is an unspecified time 19/04/18.

As an interim measure should you want us to contact us please email