Catalyst work to build the capacity for VCSE organisations to develop and deliver their services.

Our specialist support includes, organisational governance, funding advice which includes facilitating new strategic funds and opportunities, bespoke training and support catered to the VCSE’s needs and networking opportunities for charities, volunteer groups and community interest companies (CICs). Catalyst also manage a number of infrastructure projects, including Stockton Volunteers and a number of diverse health and wellbeing projects.

We engaged with over 500+ organisations building a stronger VCSE community.

Catalyst stands as an example of organisational excellence in Stockton-on-Tees

  • A leader in Governance
  • A fund manager
  • An outstanding employer
  • A welcoming landlord
  • A support for all the VCSE

  • Challenging inequalities in struggling communities
  • Encouraging strong organisations who deliver quality services
  • Developing co-design in local commissioning
  • Celebrating success with our Achievement Awards and Conference

Catalyst adhere to the NAVCA Guidance Standards for infrastructure organisations, which focus on four key outcomes: Development; Support; Collaboration; and Influence, to make sure that we provide the best possible service to the sector.

Through regular meetings the Partnership has developed a commitment to:

  • Champion the work of the voluntary and community sector
  • Advocate for the interests of the voluntary and community sector
  • Build capacity of the voluntary and community sector
  • Promote collaboration
  • Signpost and connect organisations and individuals

The Tees Valley Infrastructure Partnership consists of:

More about what we do

Catalyst offers a wide range of support for VCSE organisations of all sizes, whether they are starting up or well established.

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Catalyst facilitates a number of successful ongoing programmes with external partners focussing on community development and raising the profile of volunteering in the Stockton Borough.

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Catalyst uses a range of communication methods to connect the sector together and to help create a cohesive relationship.

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The VCSE Directory gives details of over 300 organisations in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Stockton-on-Tees.

VCSE Directory