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Local Organisations

Other Newcastle based organisations that can provide advice and support to Community Centres


Newcastle Community Buildings Network

This organisation exists to provide opportunities for Community Organisations in Newcastle upon Tyne to meet and exchange ideas, to be recognised as a voice - supporting and empowering local people to engage on behalf of the community.

To find out more contact Heaton Community Centre, Tel. 0191 2766712; email:

Volunteer Centre Newcastle

Offers a free, quality service to anyone interested in volunteering and to any organisation, no matter how big or small, that involves volunteers or would like to.  The aim of the organisation is to promote, support and develop volunteering across Newcastle upon Tyne. 

There is a range of Guidance Booklets on the website including:

  • Basics – Volunteer Policy

  • Legal IssuesDiversity Issues

    • Data protection

    • Risk assessment

    • DBS checks

    • Volunteering while getting benefits

    • Asylum seekers and volunteering

  • Best Practice Advice including – Turn your organisation into Volunteer Magnate


Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board 

The key statutory mechanism in Newcastle for agreeing how organisations will work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  It works with statutory, voluntary and independent organisations and promotes best practice.  It also provides a range of training appropriate for different roles within community centres, depending on the type of activities being delivered.


Newcastle Action for Parent and Toddler Groups Initiative (NAPI)

Newcastle Action for Parent and Toddler Groups Initiative (NAPI) has been working since 1995 to raise the profile of parent and toddler groups and increase the amount of support available to them.  The steering group is made up of representatives from Parent and Toddler Groups throughout the City, supported by workers from several voluntary organisations.

Our aim is to promote the education, and development of children aged under 5 in Newcastle by providing advice, information and support services for parent and toddler groups.  Lots of information and publications available from the website.


Business in the Community (BITC) – North East 

Supports companies in the North East to integrate responsible business practices.  Also connects them with local communities to help them tackle the most pressing social issues in the region.