Centre of Excellence

The Centre of Excellence is the training, research and development hub for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Stockton-on-Tees.

We offer a full range of training and workshop opportunities as well as support around organisational development in areas such as governance and sustainability.

208 individuals benefited from learning opportunities as part of the VCSE Centre of Excellence.

Training and workshop opportunities

The training and workshop opportunities range from practical qualifications such as First Aid, Food Safety, Risk Assessment and Health and Safety to professional skills such as Social Media, Marketing, Business Planning, areas such as Safeguarding, Lone Working Governance and Bid-Writing.

We also offer support to VCSE organisations seeking funding through use of Grantfinder software and some support with bid writing to ensure any funding applications are fit for purpose.

We received 13 successful applications from the VCSE Professional Development Bursary for bespoke training.

Suggestions and more information

If you have an idea for workshops and training that you think we should offer we’d welcome the suggestion.

For further information please contact James Hadman, Community Programme Manager, on 01642 733906 or email james.hadman@catalyststockton.org.