Catalyst offers a wide range of support for VCSE organisations of all sizes, whether they are starting up or well established.
Our support usually begins with an one-to-one meeting to best determine the needs of your organisation.
Catalyst works with the local VCSE to ensure high quality services across the sector. We provide access to information and advice, training, help with quality assurance standards, advice on funding that ensure that organisations have the knowledge, skills and resources they need.
We work with the sector to identify gaps in services, working with new groups to address unmet needs as well as ensuring that existing groups are equipped to shape their services to meet the changing the needs of the community and environment that they work in. We promote the voice of the sector and encourage the VCSE to work together, share resources to create a more effective and efficient way of working to build a stronger local sector.
Types of support we offer
The Community Programme provides support through a range of information, advice and guidance.
Catalyst hosts 8 Forums, providing an opportunity for Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Stockton to come together and talk about the issues that matter.
We offer a full range of training and workshop opportunities as well as support around organisational development in areas such as governance.
Catalyst promotes partnership working to support a cohesive and sustainable VCSE sector. By representing the sector Catalyst and partners can help to shape and influence the development and delivery of strategies and services.
Good governance is the key to any successful VCSE organisation, regardless of your size or objectives. Catalyst can provide you with support to work with your group or organisation on governance and ensure that you’re getting it right.
Catalyst has commissioned research to be of interest and benefit for the VCSE sector We also keep up to date with research from partner organisations. please find below useful research documents.