Our Purpose

Catalyst: Voluntary Development Agency for Stockton’s charity sector

Putting the Stockton’s Charity sector first.

What is Catalyst?

Catalyst is the voice, representation and support for Stockton on Tees’ voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. We work with a wide variety of organisations in Stockton-on-Tees, to find innovative solutions that help them to continually improve and thrive. We offer a range of specialist support, strategic operations and a commitment to push forward the conditions in which our 300+ members operate.

We ensure that there is a strong and thriving third sector in the Borough of Stockton and to deliver high quality services to people, organisations and communities.

Our Vision

Our purpose is to be a best practice infrastructure organisation in a strong, healthy voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Stockton-on-Tees. We have a vision of a coherent and single sector, working together in partnership with public bodies and private businesses as well as VCSE organisations to deliver services to the community in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

 About Us and Our Role

Catalyst Stockton is the strategic infrastructure organisation for the borough of Stockton-on-Tees. Established in 2007, the organisation was conceived as a partnership project between the VCSE and local authority. The concept was to create an overarching body that could act in a number of ways to further the impact, reputation and opportunities of the VCSE in the Borough and beyond.

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If you want to know more about our organisation you can view our annual reports by clicking here.

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Find out more about our members of staff, including how to get in touch.

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We are governed by our board of directors. Find out more about our Board here.

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At Catalyst we are concerned with providing the best service we can to every member of the VCSE sector in Stockton-on-Tees. Find out more about our organisation’s commitment to quality.

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Catalyst offers a number of benefits to non-profit organisations in Stockton-on-Tees who sign up to become members. Becoming a member is completely free.