Working on behalf of the VCSE sector

Catalyst is continuously working on behalf of the VCSE sector nationally, regionally and locally.

In the previous year, Catalyst has facilitated and attended over 325 presentations, ensuring that the VCSE sector has an influential voice amongst strategic partners and external organisations.

Catalyst organise a number of forums and meetings throughout the year to effectively keep the VCSE sector better connected. Below is a list of these forums and meetings:

  • Ageing Better in Stockton
  • Stockton-on-Tees Over 50’s Forum
  • Stockton Volunteering Partnership
  • Catalyst Council of Interest
  • Stockton Voice Forum
  • Stockton Respite Caravan Steering Group
  • Senior Leaders Breakfast
  • Stockton: A Fairer Start Steering & Operations Groups
  • Roseworth Big Local Board
  • Stockton Centre Of Excellence Group
  • VCSE Health Initiatives Steering Group
  • VCSE Health & Wellbeing Forum
  • Stockton Community Buildings Forum
  • Integrated Personal Commissioning Local Steering Group & sub-groups
  • VCSE Children & Young People Forum
  • Stockton LGBT Group
  • VCSE Multicultural Group

If you would link more information about any of these forums and meetings please contact Catalyst on 01642 733906 or email

Catalyst's representation in other strategic meetings

Catalyst sits on a number of Strategic meetings locally, regionally and nationally to represent the VCSE sector.

Stockton Meetings

  • Infinity Financial Inclusion Partnership
  • Stockton Children & Young People’s Partnership
  • Stockton Youth Offending Service Board
  • Locality Forums – North, Central, East & West
  • Stockton Compact Steering Group
  • Stockton Domestic Abuse Steering Group
  • Safer Stockton Partnership
  • Stockton Health & Wellbeing Board
  • Stockton Mental Health Task & Finish Group
  • Stockton 14-19 Partnership
  • Stockton Information Directory Steering Group
  • Stockton Business Forum
  • Stockton Adults Health & Wellbeing Partnership
  • Stockton Local Safeguarding Children Board
  • Stockton Awards Steering Group
  • Stockton Better Care Fund Development & Implementation Groups
  • Stockton Welfare Advice Network

Tees Valley Meetings

  • Cleveland Police: Stockton Independent Advisory Group
  • Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Group (VCSE Rep)
  • Tees Valley VCSE Devolution Working Group
  • TVVM LEADER Programme Local Action Group
  • Tees Valley Local Development Agencies
  • Tees Valley ESIF Committee (VCSE Rep)
  • Tees Valley Dementia Collaborative
  • Tees Valley Village Halls Network
  • Building Better Opportunities

Regional & National Meetings

  • North East Reference Meetings with Central Government
  • VONNE NE Funders Forum
  • NAVCA Strategic Conferences & events
  • VONNE Board, Conference & AGM
  • Integrated Personal Commissioning national working groups
  • NCVO events
  • VONNE NE LDA Meetings
  • Better Health Programme Out of Hospital and stakeholders groups

If you would link more information about any of these forums and meetings please contact Catalyst on 01642 733906 or email