Our Specialist Support

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.

In 2016/17 we engaged with over 500+ organisations building a stronger VCSE community.

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

We are:

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

We have outlined the delivery of the VCSE strategy 2015-2020 which includes:

  • 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

NAVCA Performance Standards for Local Support and Development Organisations:

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.