The North of Tyne Combined Authority continues to align with national government guidance and work with our partner organisations to ensure a multi-agency approach to coronavirus as it evolves.
The NTCA Community Hubs Investment Fund has been approved by the cabinet to fund multi-use community hubs for the future, as the region looks beyond the immediate Coronavirus pandemic.
The £1.5 million fund will support organisations in Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Northumberland that provide a range of community services under one roof.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority understand the importance of our Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector in the region. We are committed to working closely with these VCSE organisations
At present, Robin Fry, from North Tyneside VODA, acts as the Mayor’s Ambassador to the Voluntary sector. This role will alternate between members of the VCSE across our three local authorities.
Additionally, the Mayor and NTCA officers have scheduled meetings with the VCSE-NTCA Stakeholder Group, to discuss specific issues regarding the sector.
Crowdfund North of Tyne gives inspired people in our patch the opportunity to create create and fund projects which celebrate and improve our local areas. During the coronavirus crisis we have seen the amazing resilience, innovation and compassion of people within our communities. As we emerge from the crisis, we hope that this programme will become a springboard for a locally led recovery, where groups will have the ability to attract funding from the communities, local businesses, foundations and the Combined Authority all in one place
We are the first Mayoral Combined Authority in the country to launch such an initiative and we will pledge up to £5000 per community project.
The North of Tyne will be the first English region to run a Citizens’ Assembly on climate change.
Our Citizens’ Assembly will now take place online.
Working closely with Northumberland County Council, North Tyneside Council, and Newcastle City Council, the Combined Authority has pledged £680k to help residents in the North of Tyne stay connected with key services during Covid-19.
The coronavirus crisis has had a severe impact on the culture and creative sector nationally and in the North East.
As part of a wider commitment to the culture and creative sector, the combined authority is establishing a £3.25m recovery fund for the sector.
We want to target our resources where they can make a real difference to people’s lives as part of our commitment to creating an economy that delivers for everyone and leaves nobody behind.