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 UK has left the European Union and there will be new rules for businesses and residents in operation from the 1st January 2021.
The purpose of this webpage is to help direct businesses and residents to externally provided information and advice.
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 was the first English region to run a Citizens’ Assembly on climate change. Our Citizens’ Assembly took place online between February 24 and March 24 2021.
The report of the Citizen’s Assembly was published on July 14. The report was taken to the July NTCA Cabinet meeting by the Mayor. Cabinet have endorsed the collaboration between NTCA and the three constituent Local Authorities to jointly respond to the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly and develop project proposals where the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly provide clear opportunities to add value, scale up, or enhance the work currently underway through the NTCA Energy, Green Growth and Climate Change Blueprint and Local Authority Climate Emergency plans.
We will be taking a phased approach to respond to the Citizens’ Assembly report and recommendations.
The Roundtable on Wellbeing is a partnership with Carnegie UK Trust.
Children North East will deliver the Poverty Truth Commission for North of Tyne.
Working closely with Northumberland County Council, North Tyneside Council, and Newcastle City Council, the Combined Authority pledged £680k to help residents in the North of Tyne stay connected with key services during Covid-19. This project was delivered until May 2021.