Sunderland VCS Area Networks

Sunderland Voluntary Sector Networks

The Voluntary and Community Sector Network (VCS) is a fantastic resource for local voluntary and community groups.  

VCS Networks operate across the City,  in the Coalfields,  East, North,Washington and West of the City of Sunderland.


Coalfields Area Community Development Lead –  Pauline Hopper  

Email:   Telephone:  0191 5617912

Coalfield VCS Network  – 10.00am -  Meetings for 2017

Thursday 26 January, Thursday 23 February, Thursday 30 March, Thursday 27 April, Thursday 25 May, Thursday 29 June, Thursday 27 July
No meeting in August, Thursday 28 September, Thursday 26 October, Thursday 30 November

at ELCAP, Brickgarth, Easington Lane DH5 0LE


East Area Community Development Lead –  Nicol Trueman

Email:  Telephone: 0191 5611162

East VCS Network – 1.00pm - Meetings for 2017

2 February,  Young Asian Voices,

2 March, St Nicholas Community Hall, St Michaels


The North Area Community Development Lead - Vivienne Metcalf   Email:   Telephone: 0191 5614577

North VCS Network – 1.00pm

26th January 2017, 9th March, 20th April, 1st June, 13th July, 14th September, 26th October, 7th December - Venues to be confirmed


Washington Area Community Development Lead –  Karon Purvis. Email:      Telephone: 0191 561 2449

Washington VCS Network, all 9.30am start at the Life House (Washington Mind), Grasmere Terrace Columbia, Washington:

24th January 2017, 7th March, 11th April.


West Area Community Development Lead -  Gilly Stanley. Email:  Telephone:  0191 5611161

West VCS Network – 10.00am

25th January 2017 10am Pallion Action Group

1st March 2017 10am Grindon Young Peoples Centre

5th April, 10th May, 14th June, 19th July, 13th September, 18th October, 22nd November - Venues to be confirmed